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.
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DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Burkina Faso police have arrested at least 28 people for female genital mutilation, the biggest crackdown to date, after 50 girls were hospitalized, government officials said on Wednesday.
DAKAR, Sept 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new film on Netflix aims to make eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's brutal conflict feel personal as it follows rape victims' "awe-inspiring" path to recovery, said director Madeleine Gavin.
DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Large-scale wind and solar farms could more than double rainfall in the Sahara desert, "shocked" scientists said as the region grapples with widespread hunger caused by recurrent drought.
DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly 100 human trafficking victims have been rescued in a major police operation in Sudan, including dozens of children forced to work in illegal gold mines, Interpol said on Monday.
DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women raped in Mauritania are discouraged from reporting the crime because they themselves can be jailed for having sex outside of marriage, a rights group said on Wednesday.
NKWANTANUM, Ghana (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A policy that grants farmers ownership of timber trees on cocoa farms in Ghana could help boost yields and curb deforestation, according to government officials and an industry group.
DAKAR, Sep 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Teenage girls living in Africa's insurgency-hit Lake Chad region have no safe haven from the violence, with beatings and abuse happening in their homes, on the streets and at school, a survey found on Monday.
DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new drought insurance policy for Senegal will be a "game-changer" that allows aid agencies to save lives by responding more quickly to crises, charities said on Thursday.
NYAME NNAE, Ghana (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Since Emmanuel Agyekum took over a decade ago as chief of Nyame Nnae, a poor cocoa farming village in western Ghana, people's incomes have fallen and his worries have increased.
DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nigeria is on the verge of a boom in mini power grids that could stimulate rural economies and bring jobs to frustrated youth thinking of leaving, researchers said on Wednesday.