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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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21 Dec 2017

Exclusive - Cameroonian troops entered Nigeria without seeking authorisation, sources in Nigeria say

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

20 Dec 2017

Insight: Who killed U.N. experts in Congo? Confidential prosecutor's file offers clues

DAKAR U.N. investigators Zaida Catalan and Michael Sharp were on familiar ground when they sat down with local leaders in central Congo in March to discuss a widening seven-month-old conflict in the area.

10 Dec 2017

Congolese lower house adopts new mining code that increases taxes

DAKAR The Congolese lower house of parliament has adopted a new mining code that will increase taxes and royalties, two members of parliament and an aide to the speaker said.

04 Dec 2017

Congo used exiled rebels to suppress anti-Kabila protests: report

DAKAR Congolese security officials recruited more than 200 exiled rebel fighters to help suppress protests against President Joseph Kabila a year ago, ordering them to use lethal force, Human Rights Watch said in a report on Monday.

08 Nov 2017

Short on boots and backing, West Africa force faces uphill battle

SEVARE, Mali Snipers from a new West African force lie prone on a rooftop in central Mali, scanning the horizon for Islamist militants who have infiltrated this sparsely populated region south of the Sahara and made it a launchpad for deadly attacks.

06 Nov 2017

Congo mining output rises, central bank warns of inflation risk

DAKAR Copper production in Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa's top producer of the metal, rose by 9.3 percent in the first nine months of this year, but soaring inflation remains a risk to the economy, the central bank warned on Monday.

31 Oct 2017

U.S. pledges up to $60 million for security in Sahel region

UNITED NATIONS/ABIDJAN The United States has promised up to $60 million to support the Group of Five Sahel States (G5 Sahel) Joint Force's counter-terrorism efforts, the State Department said on Monday.

09 Oct 2017

Congo orders China joint venture to stop exporting raw metals

ABIDJAN Congo's mines minister has ordered a joint venture of Chinese investors to stop exporting raw copper and cobalt before processing because of their low value on international markets.

09 Oct 2017

Congo orders China joint venture to stop exporting raw metals

ABIDJAN, Oct 9 Congo's mines minister has ordered a joint venture of Chinese investors to stop exporting raw copper and cobalt before processing because of their low value on international markets.

01 Oct 2017

Congo warlord seeks to unite rebel factions in anti-Kabila alliance

NAIROBI/ABIDJAN For years, William Yakutumba did what many militia leaders in eastern Congo do: he occupied a pocket of territory while running rackets based on gold smuggling, arms trafficking and taxing civilians abandoned by an absent state.

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