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Joe Penney

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

Nov 24 2016

With rap and poetry, Cape Town tries to bridge racial divides

CAPE TOWN A city surrounded by ocean and divided in two by the naked rock of Table Mountain, Cape Town's incredible natural beauty belies a past of hundreds of years of slavery and racial oppression.

Apr 16 2016

Mali bids final farewell to renowned photographer Malick Sidibe

BAMAKO Mali bid a final farewell on Saturday to Malick Sidibe, an award-winning photographer considered a national treasure for his unique studio portraits and candid black-and-white depictions of popular culture in his West African homeland.

Mar 31 2016

Weakened Boko Haram sends girl bombers against Cameroon civilians

KERAWA, Cameroon Adama Simila wears a knife tied to his belt by a piece of rope, his only protection against Boko Haram, the Nigerian Islamist insurgents who have repeatedly targeted his home town in remote northern Cameroon.

Mar 14 2016

Al Qaeda gunmen kill 16 in Ivory Coast beach attack

GRAND BASSAM, Ivory Coast Gunmen from al Qaeda's North African branch killed 16 people, including four Europeans, at a beach resort town in Ivory Coast on Sunday, the latest in a string of deadly attacks that have confirmed the Islamists' growing reach in West Africa. | Video

Nov 27 2015

Burkina Faso to choose first new leader in three decades

OUAGADOUGOU Burkina Faso votes in its first free election in three decades this weekend, choosing a replacement for long-time leader Blaise Compaore, who was ousted a year ago in a military-backed popular uprising in the landlocked West African nation.

Nov 27 2015

Burkina Faso to choose first new leader in three decades

OUAGADOUGOU Burkina Faso votes in its first free election in three decades this weekend, choosing a replacement for long-time leader Blaise Compaore, who was ousted a year ago in a military-backed popular uprising in the landlocked West African nation.

Nov 27 2015

Burkina Faso to choose first new leader in three decades

OUGADOUGOU Burkina Faso votes in its first free election in three decades this weekend, choosing a replacement for long-time leader Blaise Compaore, who was ousted a year ago in a military-backed popular uprising in the landlocked West African nation.

Nov 18 2015

Mali's famous bazin cloth seen as path to better lives

BAMAKO Gasps of delight filled the convention hall as models, decked out in Mali's signature bazin fabric in crimson reds, indigoes and neon greens, strutted the catwalk.

Nov 18 2015

WIDER IMAGE-Mali's famous bazin cloth seen as path to better lives

BAMAKO, Nov 18 Gasps of delight filled the convention hall as models, decked out in Mali's signature bazin fabric in crimson reds, indigoes and neon greens, strutted the catwalk.

Sep 20 2015

Mediators announce deal to end Burkina coup crisis, questions remain

OUAGADOUGOU Regional mediators seeking to peacefully roll back a military coup in Burkina Faso said they negotiated a draft deal on Sunday to end the crisis though they failed to secure the immediate restoration of civilian rule.

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