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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

Nov 19 2016

Congo authorities block opposition demonstration

KINSHASA Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo blocked an opposition demonstration in the capital on Saturday aimed at putting pressure on President Joseph Kabila to step down next month at the end of his mandate, witnesses said.

Nov 15 2016

Congo leader warns against foreign 'interference' in crisis

KINSHASA, Congolese President Joseph Kabila warned against foreign "interference" in the country's political crisis on Tuesday, in an address to parliament in which he also promised elections, without saying when they would be held.

Nov 14 2016

Congo cabinet resigns as part of deal for Kabila to stay

KINSHASA Congo's prime minister and cabinet resigned on Monday as part of a deal that extends the tenure of President Joseph Kabila, who also defended the right of the Congolese people to change the constitution currently barring him from running again.

Sep 20 2016

Congo death toll hits 44 in anti-Kabila unrest: rights group

KINSHASA At least 44 people - including 37 demonstrators and six police officers - have been killed in protests over Congolese President Joseph Kabila's perceived bid to extend his rule, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday. | Video

Sep 19 2016

Congo anti-government march turns violent in capital, 17 dead

KINSHASA Congolese police on Monday clashed with protesters marching against what they claim is a bid by President Joseph Kabila to extend his mandate, killing at least 17 people and prompting a threat of further sanctions from the United States. | Video

Aug 25 2016

Two women lynched, set on fire in Congo as ethnic tensions flare

BUTEMBO, Democratic Republic of Congo Two Hutu women were dragged out of a minibus, lynched and their bodies set on fire by a crowd in eastern Congo, the local mayor said on Wednesday, as inter-ethnic tensions in the region surge in the wake of massacres that have killed hundreds of civilians.

May 13 2016

Congo opposition leader in hospital after police fire tear gas

LUBUMBASHI, Democratic Republic of Congo Congolese opposition figure Moise Katumbi was treated in hospital on Friday after police fired tear gas at him and his supporters outside the prosecutor's office in the southern mining hub of Lubumbashi, his lawyer said.

May 11 2016

Congo police fire tear gas at supporters of opposition leader

LUBUMBASHI, Democratic Republic of Congo Police in Democratic Republic of Congo fired tear gas on Wednesday at thousands of supporters of Moise Katumbi, a leading opposition candidate for president who is being questioned over government allegations of hiring mercenaries.

May 09 2016

Congo opposition leader faces mercenary charges, backers cry foul

LUBUMBASHI, Democratic Republic of Congo A leading opposition candidate for president of Democratic Republic of Congo was questioned on Monday over government allegations he hired mercenaries in a plot against the state, a case that could halt his fledgling campaign.

May 07 2016

Congo opposition leader summoned by prosecutor on mercenary charges

LUBUMBASHI, Democratic Republic of Congo Democratic Republic of Congo opposition presidential candidate Moise Katumbi has been summoned to appear before a prosecutor on Monday to respond to accusations that he hired foreign mercenaries, his lawyer said on Saturday.


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