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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

Feb 16 2018

Tunisia phosphate exports halted by job protests

UMM AL-ARAIS, Tunisia Young men block the entrance of a Tunisian phosphate mine, halting exports as they demand jobs in a conflict that is exacerbating an economic crisis in the North African country.

Feb 03 2018

Miners' protest raises political temperature in Morocco

RABAT/MARRAKECH, Morocco Moroccans risking their lives scraping coal from abandoned mines have listened to local officials, the mining ministry and a close royal ally since they began protesting five weeks ago. Now some of them want the king himself to intervene.

Jan 30 2018

Morocco plans no more currency reforms for now as dirham stable - minister

MARRAKECH, Morocco Morocco has no immediate plans for more currency reforms as the dirham has remained stable under a new flexible exchange system, its finance minister said on Tuesday.

Jan 17 2018

Morocco must explain flexible dirham, which will stoke inflation

RABAT Morocco's government needs to explain the benefits and risks of its new flexible currency system, which will stoke inflation, the head of the state High Planning Commission told Reuters on Wednesday.

Jan 13 2018

Tunisia will increase aid for poor in response to protests

TUNIS Tunisia plans to increase support for poor families and needy people by some $70 million, a government minister said on Saturday, after protests broke out in the North African country.

Jan 12 2018

In cradle of Tunisia's revolution, new unrest over broken promises

SIDI BOUZID, Tunisia Shouting slogans and holding up placards outside a government office in the impoverished Tunisian city of Sidi Bouzid, university graduates have a message for officials - give us jobs or you will face trouble.

Jan 11 2018

Protests hit Tunisia for third night as PM warns of clampdown

TUNIS Tunisian demonstrators defied the threat of a security clampdown on Wednesday as they spilled onto the streets of the capital and at least four other towns for a third night of violent protest fuelled by economic hardship. | Video

Jan 09 2018

Tunisian police clash with protesters in capital as unrest continues

TUNIS Tunisian police clashed with anti-government protesters in the capital Tunis and several other towns on Tuesday, residents said, as fresh demonstrations against austerity measures broke out a day after one person was killed in unrest.

Dec 04 2017

Tunisia seen softening economic reforms to avoid unrest

TUNIS Tunisia plans to launch long-awaited reforms to reduce its chronic budget deficit, but the measures could harm investment if the government imposes new taxes and resists cutting the bloated public sector in order to avoid social unrest.

Nov 16 2017

Libyans swap jewelry for medical treatment as crisis bites

TRIPOLI In a square behind Libya's central bank, black market dealers, some of them armed, carry small plastic bags filled with dollars and larger ones with dinars in and out of one of many informal exchanges. | Video


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