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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Jun 06 2018

Bermuda judge rules against law banning gay marriage

HAMILTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bermuda's top judge on Wednesday ruled against a new law banning same-sex marriage in the British overseas territory, a decision the government could now appeal, lawyers and witnesses said.

May 14 2018

Feature: Insurance turns to coral reefs and mangroves as ocean risks surge

SOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Coral reefs, mangroves and even some fish could soon have their own insurance policies as the industry seeks new ways to boost protection for those affected by the ocean changes wrought by climate change.

Feb 21 2018

Bermuda's gay marriage reversal sparks fears others may follow

(This story has been refiled to clarify Brannon's role in paragraph 17)

Feb 19 2018

Bermudian lawyer goes to court to challenge gay marriage reversal

HAMILTON A Bermudian lawyer has filed a legal motion with the island's Supreme Court to undo a new law banning same-sex marriage, according to a court document seen on Monday.

Feb 07 2018

Bermuda governor approves bill reversing same-sex marriage rights

HAMILTON Bermuda's governor on Wednesday approved a bill reversing the right of gay couples to marry in the British overseas territory, despite a Supreme Court ruling authorising same-sex marriage last year.

Oct 23 2017

Gambian ministry says up to Togo to resolve crisis

BANJUL Gambia's Foreign Ministry said on Monday it was up to the people of Togo to decide whether President Faure Gnassingbe should stay in power after the minister told Reuters at the weekend that mediators should persuade Togo's leader to step aside.

Oct 12 2017

Chad withdraws troops from fight against Boko Haram in Niger

NIAMEY/DAKAR Chad has withdrawn hundreds of troops from neighboring Niger, where they were helping local forces fight Boko Haram Islamist militants, humanitarian sources and officials said.

Sep 28 2017

Senegal rebels issue warning over Astron's mineral sands mine

DAKAR A dormant Senegalese rebel movement has called for the abandonment of a planned mineral sands project operated by Australia-listed Astron, saying it amounts to "a declaration of war".

Sep 23 2017

Court ruling favors Ghana in ocean border dispute with Ivory Coast

DAKAR/ACCRA The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea on Saturday drew an ocean boundary favoring Ghana in a dispute with its neighbor Ivory Coast, opening the way for development drilling to resume on Ghana's multi-billion dollar TEN deepwater oil and gas project.

Jul 13 2017

Gambia searches Jammeh's palaces for missing millions

KANILAI, Gambia In a warehouse on the sprawling country estate of Gambia's exiled former leader, Yahya Jammeh, silver platters pile up beside dusty crates of empty champagne bottles with labels commemorating his 1994 coup.

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