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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.

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May 23 2018

Guinea parliamentary majority rejects calls for Bollore inquiry

CONAKRY Guinea's parliamentary majority rejected opposition calls for an inquiry into French billionaire Vincent Bollore on Wednesday, saying the investigation was a purely French matter.

May 04 2018

Guinea President Conde says Bollore graft probe is slander

CONAKRY Guinean President Alpha Conde told Reuters on Friday that he would file a complaint in Paris over "slanderous denunciation" in a probe by French authorities into tycoon Vincent Bollore's Africa operations.

May 02 2018

Guinea opposition calls for parliamentary inquiry into Bollore

CONAKRY Opposition lawmakers in Guinea on Wednesday called for a parliamentary inquiry into billionaire tycoon Vincent Bollore's dealings in the West African nation, which are under investigation in France.

Apr 27 2018

Guinea to collaborate with France in Bollore inquiry

CONAKRY Guinea will collaborate with the French authorities in their investigation of tycoon Vincent Bollore's Africa operations, its justice minister told Reuters on Friday.

Mar 13 2018

Violent protests in Guinea, disrupt some bauxite shipments

CONAKRY Opposition supporters in Guinea protested and erected barricades in the capital Conakry and the mining towns of Boke and Kamsar on Tuesday, disrupting some shipments of the aluminum ore bauxite, a Reuters witness and industry officials said.

Jan 19 2018

Saudi cleric killed in rural Guinea after preaching

CONAKRY A Saudi Arabian Islamic preacher was killed in eastern Guinea after proselytizing to hunting communities in a remote region near the Mali border, police and lawyers said on Friday.

Sep 15 2017

Deadly riots block mining operations in Guinea bauxite town

CONAKRY Unrest over wages and electricity cuts kept the Guinean bauxite mining hub of Boke partially blocked on Friday after a night of gunfire in which witnesses said youths set up roadblocks and burnt tyres.

Sep 13 2017

Guinean forces kill one, wound several in bauxite mining town riot

CONAKRY At least one person was killed and several wounded when Guinean security forces opened fire to break up a riot in the bauxite mining hub of Boke, witnesses said on Wednesday.

Sep 06 2017

China to loan Guinea $20 billion to secure aluminum ore

CONAKRY China agreed on Wednesday to loan Guinea $20 billion over almost 20 years in exchange for concessions on bauxite, an ore of aluminum which the West African country has in abundance, the mines minister said.

Aug 22 2017

Mudslide at Guinea rubbish dump kills at least eight

CONAKRY At least eight people died and others were injured in Guinea when a portion of a rubbish landfill site collapsed on houses on the outskirts of the capital, Conakry, in torrential rain, police and government officials said on Tuesday.


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