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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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01 Aug 2018

Third candidate claims place in Mali election run-off

BAMAKO Three candidates in Mali's presidential election claimed on Tuesday to have made it into a two-candidate run-off vote, adding to confusion over a poll beset by claims of irregularities and armed attacks that prevented thousands from voting.

31 Jul 2018

Mali presidential race seen facing run-off; attacks could be issue

BAMAKO/TIMBUKTU The party of Malian presidential candidate Soumaila Cisse said on Monday that the poll would go to a run-off between Cisse and President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, a day after a vote that was heavily disrupted by suspected Islamist gunmen.

30 Jul 2018

Al Qaeda unit claims mortar attack that disrupted north Mali poll

BAMAKO Al Qaeda's franchise in the Sahara has claimed a multiple mortar attack on a village in northern Mali during Sunday's election that disrupted voting, the SITE Intelligence Group said.

30 Jul 2018

Mali begins presidential vote count amid simmering insecurity

BAMAKO Vote counting began in Mali on Sunday evening after an election to determine whether President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita will win a second term, amid ethnic and jihadist violence that has dramatically worsened since he came to power five years ago. | Video

28 Jul 2018

Malians to elect president amid spiralling violence

BAMAKO In the five years since Malians last chose a president, they have suffered violence from Islamist militants, Tuareg separatists, drug traffickers, ethnic vigilantes and Malian security forces.

28 Jul 2018

Mali poll winner must halt ethnic killing in 'breadbasket' - U.N.

BAMAKO Whoever wins Mali's election on Sunday will need to urgently address growing ethnic violence in its central region, where jihadists are sowing chaos in the "breadbasket" of the largely desert nation, the U.N. mission chief said on Friday.

28 Jul 2018

Mali poll winner must halt ethnic killing in 'breadbasket' - U.N.

BAMAKO Whoever wins Mali's election on Sunday will need to urgently address growing ethnic violence in its central region, where jihadists are sowing chaos in the "breadbasket" of the largely desert nation, the U.N. mission chief said on Friday.

28 Jul 2018

Mali poll winner must halt ethnic killing in 'breadbasket': U.N.

BAMAKO Whoever wins Mali's election on Sunday will need to urgently address growing ethnic violence in its central region, where jihadists are sowing chaos in the "breadbasket" of the largely desert nation, the U.N. mission chief said on Friday.

22 Jul 2018

In Senegal, China's President Xi pledges stronger Africa ties

DAKAR China's President Xi Jinping pledged during a visit to Senegal on Saturday to strengthen economic ties with Africa, a continent already awash with cheap Chinese loans in exchange for minerals and huge construction projects.

21 Jul 2018

China President Xi welcomed in Senegal at start of Africa trip

DAKAR, July 21 China's President Xi Jinping arrived in Senegal on Saturday for a two-day visit to sign bilateral deals, the first leg of an Africa tour at time when the continent is awash with cheap Chinese loans in exchange for minerals and construction contracts.

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