Edward McAllister

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

30 May 2018

EU handouts not always the answer for Africa's returning migrants

DAKAR When Fatou Kine's failed attempt to reach Europe left her jobless and penniless in Algeria, she turned to an agency she had heard helped migrants return home. | Video

29 Mar 2018

Miners propose Congo sliding royalty scale to resolve row

LONDON/DAKAR International mining firms including Glencore and Randgold on Thursday proposed a sliding scale for royalty rates on key commodities mined in Democratic Republic of Congo as an alternative to a windfall tax.

14 Feb 2018

Sime Darby's Africa ambitions stall pending new deforestation rules

GBAH, Liberia/KUALA LUMPUR When Malaysia's biggest plantation company Sime Darby leased 220,000 hectares of lush forest in northwest Liberia in 2009, executives said they had found a much needed new frontier in global palm oil development.

08 Feb 2018

Exclusive - "We are in a war": Cameroon unrest confronted by army offensive

Daniel was in his home in the village of Bole in Southwest Cameroon on Feb. 2 when he heard gunfire and a commotion. Moments later, his house was ablaze, flames licking the walls. 

04 Feb 2018

Oil tanker with 22 Indian crew missing in Gulf of Guinea since Friday

DAKAR/MUMBAI A ship carrying 22 Indian crew and 13,500 tons of gasoline is missing in the Gulf of Guinea after contact was lost in Benin on Friday, the company and India's minister of external affairs said on Sunday.

30 Jan 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.

07 Jan 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 neighbouring Nigeria with his aides, sources and secessionists said on Saturday.

02 Jan 2018

Exclusive - Liberian President-elect Weah tempers expectations, plans agriculture push

MONROVIA Liberian President-elect George Weah on Tuesday set modest goals for his six-year term, calling for Liberia to start exporting crops and repairing decrepit infrastructure, in his first interview since winning election last week.

31 Dec 2017

President-elect Weah says Liberia 'open for business', vows to fight corruption

MONROVIA Liberian President-elect George Weah on Saturday declared the country open to investment and pledged to tackle entrenched corruption, in his first speech to the nation since decisively winning an election this week.

30 Dec 2017

Liberia's Weah under pressure to deliver after election win

MONROVIA Now that George Weah has emphatically won Liberia's presidency, an even more daunting task awaits: delivering tangible benefits to expectant supporters in the face of a gutted economy and waning donor support. | Video


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