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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 28 2018

Gunman kill three soldiers in north Mali as security worsens

BAMAKO Gunmen killed at least three Malian soldiers in an attack on a military post in the northeast on Sunday, security sources and a local official said, capping a week of violence that has stoked concerns about worsening security in the arid region.

Jan 25 2018

Mine explosion on civilian vehicle central Mali kills 26

BAMAKO A landmine explosion blew up a civilian passenger vehicle in central Mali on Thursday, killing 26 people and wounding several others, state TV reported.

Aug 23 2017

Mali governor returns to northern state as part of ceasefire

BAMAKO Rival armed groups in northern Mali agreed to the return of a state governor to the desert city of Kidal for the first time in years as part of a ceasefire deal signed on Wednesday after weeks of fighting.

Aug 18 2017

Trial starts for Islamist Mali police chief charged with amputations

BAMAKO A Malian former police chief cut off people's hands during an occupation in 2012-13 by Islamist rebels who imposed a harsh form of Islamic law, a court heard on Friday as he was put on trial.

Jul 12 2017

Tuareg separatists seize north Mali town in battle

BAMAKO Tuareg separatists have seized a town in Mali's desert north from a pro-government ethnic Tuareg militia after days of fighting, the separatists and a local legislator close to the government side said on Wednesday.

Jul 11 2017

To save elephants, Mali employs Dutch dogs

BAMAKO In an effort to save one of Africa's last desert elephant herds, Mali has employed Mitch, Bobby and Amy - Dutch spaniels with a nose for sniffing out illegal ivory.

Jul 02 2017

French and West African presidents launch Sahel force

BAMAKO African powers launched a new multinational military force to tackle Islamist militants in the Sahel on Sunday, which French President Emmanuel Macron told a regional summit should be fully operational by the autumn despite its current budget shortfall.

Jun 12 2017

Australia's Resolute Mining to open 3 mln oz Mali gold mine end-2018 - CEO

BAMAKO, June 12 Australia's Resolute Mining will start producing gold from a 3 million ounce underground deposit at its Syama gold mine next year, its CEO told Reuters.

May 02 2017

Hummingbird Resources subsidiary set to open Mali gold mine this year

BAMAKO A subsidiary of UK mining firm Hummingbird Resources is on course to start production at an $88 million (£68.1 million) open cast gold mine in Mali this year, its director and Mali's Minister for Mines told Reuters.

Mar 25 2017

Tuareg rebels say to boycott Mali peace conference

BAMAKO Mali's main Tuareg separatist factions said on Saturday they would boycott talks with the government next week on implementing a nearly 2-year-old peace accord that has been riven by quarrelling.

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