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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

Jan 30 2018

Nigerian air force killed dozens in attacks on villages: Amnesty

ABUJA Nigeria's air force killed at least 35 people in attacks on villages in the northeastern state of Adamawa in December, Amnesty International said in a report on Tuesday.

Jan 29 2018

Cameroonian separatist leader is deported to Cameroon from Nigeria

ABUJA/DAKAR A key Cameroonian separatist leader arrested in Abuja earlier this month has been deported by Nigerian authorities to Cameroon, his lawyer and the government in Yaounde said on Monday.

Jan 11 2018

At least 15,000 Cameroonian refugees flee to Nigeria amid crackdown

ABUJA More than 15,000 Cameroonian refugees have fled to Nigeria amid a crackdown on Anglophone separatists, the United Nations (UN) refugee agency and Nigerian government officials said on Thursday.

Jan 06 2018

Cameroon separatist leader taken into custody in Nigeria: sources

ABUJA/DAKAR A leading member of a separatist movement in Cameroon has been taken into custody in the capital of neighboring Nigeria with his aides, sources and secessionists said on Saturday.

Jan 02 2018

Boko Haram displaced barter to survive

ABUJA Cash cannot be king for the people of Bakasi camp.

Dec 20 2017

Exclusive: Cameroonian troops entered Nigeria without seeking authorization, sources in Nigeria say

ABUJA/DAKAR Cameroonian troops this month crossed into Nigeria in pursuit of rebels without seeking authorization from Nigeria, causing a falling-out between the governments behind the scenes, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Dec 13 2017

Nigeria NGOs slam civil society bill as grave threat to freedoms

ABUJA A bill proposed by Nigerian lawmakers to regulate non-governmental organizations (NGOs) threatens freedoms by handing the government sweeping powers over civil society, an array of groups said on Wednesday.

Dec 03 2017

Nigeria puts fortress towns at heart of new Boko Haram strategy

BAMA, Nigeria Nigeria's government has a plan for the northeast, torn apart by eight years of conflict with Boko Haram: displaced people will be housed in fortified garrison towns, ringed by farms, with the rest of the countryside effectively left to fend for itself.

Dec 01 2017

Nigeria puts fortress towns at heart of new Boko Haram strategy

BAMA, Nigeria Nigeria's government has a plan for the northeast, torn apart by eight years of conflict with Boko Haram: displaced people will be housed in fortified garrison towns, ringed by farms, with the rest of the countryside effectively left to fend for itself.

Nov 07 2017

More oil cash needed in Nigeria's Delta to avert new conflict, says minister

ABUJA Nigeria's oil minister will visit the Niger Delta this week in a bid to stave off a threat of more insurgent attacks in the area, and said that without more investment it would be a struggle to ease tensions and develop its main crude producing region.

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