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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

May 08 2014

Western ally against al Qaeda faces few rivals in Mauritanian poll

NOUAKCHOTT Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, a key ally of the West in the fight against al Qaeda in West Africa, will face a boycott-weakened field of just six challengers in a presidential election on June 21.

Apr 21 2014

Mauritania sets June 21 date for presidential election

NOUAKCHOTT Mauritania will hold presidential elections on June 21, according to the presidency, despite a lack of agreement on the reform of election rules that some opposition leaders argue will likely ensure the return to power of President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.

Apr 13 2014

Sahara Islamists release video of Algerian diplomat hostage - agency

NOUAKCHOTT Sahara-based Islamists holding three Algerian diplomats hostage have sent a video of one of them to Mauritania's ANI news agency, ANI said, the first proof of life in over a year.

Apr 13 2014

Sahara Islamists release video of Algerian diplomat hostage: agency

NOUAKCHOTT Sahara-based Islamists holding three Algerian diplomats hostage have sent a video of one of them to Mauritania's ANI news agency, ANI said, the first proof of life in over a year.

Apr 13 2014

Sahara Islamists release video of Algerian diplomat hostage -agency

NOUAKCHOTT, April 13 Sahara-based Islamists holding three Algerian diplomats hostage have sent a video of one of them to Mauritania's ANI news agency, ANI said, the first proof of life in over a year.

Mar 03 2014

Mauritanians march over Koran desecration

NOUAKCHOTT Hundreds of protesters threw stones and chanted anti-government slogans in Mauritania's capital on Monday after local media reported Korans were desecrated in a mosque.

Mar 03 2014

Mauritanians march over Koran desecration

NOUAKCHOTT Hundreds of protesters threw stones and chanted anti-government slogans in Mauritania's capital on Monday after local media reported Korans were desecrated in a mosque.

Dec 03 2013

Mauritania's ruling party leading in legislative election

NOUAKCHOTT Mauritania's ruling party is leading in local and legislative elections while a once-outlawed Islamist party looked poised to become the main opposition, preliminary results showed on Tuesday.

Nov 23 2013

Islamists poised to enter parliament as Mauritania goes to polls

NOUAKCHOTT Voters in Mauritania went to the polls in Saturday in legislative and local elections expected to bring a once-outlawed Islamist party into parliament for the first time.

Nov 23 2013

Islamists poised to enter parliament as Mauritania goes to polls

NOUAKCHOTT Voters in Mauritania went to the polls in Saturday in legislative and local elections expected to bring a once-outlawed Islamist party into parliament for the first time.

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