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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

Oct 10 2017

Ethiopia devalues currency by 15 percent to boost exports

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia's central bank devalued the Ethiopian birr <ETB=> by 15 percent on Tuesday, its first such move in seven years to boost lagging exports.

Oct 01 2017

Anti-government chants ring out on anniversary of Ethiopian festival deaths

BISHOFTU, Ethiopia Hundreds of people chanting anti-government slogans marched in the central Ethiopian town of Bishoftu on Sunday at a religious festival where a stampede triggered by a police move to quell protests killed dozens of people last year.

Sep 17 2017

Week of clashes in eastern Ethiopia kill 50, displace 50,000: officials

ADDIS ABABA Clashes along the border of Ethiopia's Oromiya and Somali regions have displaced around 50,000 people, a senior regional official said on Sunday, in violence that has prompted the government to send the military in.

Sep 04 2017

Saudi Arabia should fund all humanitarian aid to Yemen: WFP

ADDIS ABABA A top United Nations official said Saudi Arabia alone should fund steps to tackle widespread disease and hunger besetting Yemen, where the kingdom has been leading a military campaign for two and a half years.

Aug 04 2017

Ethiopia arrests state minister for finance on suspicion of corruption

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia has arrested its state minister for finance on suspicion of corruption, state-run television said on Friday, part of an anti-graft drive that the government says has led to dozens of arrests in the last two weeks.

Aug 04 2017

Ethiopia lifts emergency rule imposed last October after months of unrest

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia on Friday lifted a state of emergency imposed last October following months of protests that killed hundreds of people.

Jul 28 2017

Athletics: Ethiopian Bayo banned after attacking coach

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopian steeplechaser Chala Bayo has been banned for two years after he attacked and punched his coach on learning that he was not selected in the squad for next month's world championships.

Jul 19 2017

Businesses go on strike in Ethiopia's Oromiya region over taxes

ADDIS ABABA Retail business owners in some towns of Ethiopia's Oromiya region have gone on strike over the imposition of a revised tax law, residents said, the latest unrest to plague a province that was shaken by violence for months in 2015 and 2016.

Jul 03 2017

Djibouti asks AU to deploy observers along its disputed border with Eritrea

ADDIS ABABA Djibouti has asked the African Union to deploy observers along its disputed border with Eritrea after Qatar withdrew its peace-keeping troops two weeks ago, the Djibouti foreign minister said on Monday.

Jun 17 2017

African Union urges restraint in Djibouti-Eritrea border spat

ADDIS ABABA The African Union urged Djibouti and Eritrea to remain calm and exercise restraint on Saturday after Djibouti accused its neighbor of occupying disputed territory along their border following the withdrawal of Qatari peacekeepers.

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