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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

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.

Jun 16 2017

Djibouti, Eritrea in territorial dispute after Qatar peacekeepers leave

ADDIS ABABA Djibouti accused neighboring Eritrea on Friday of occupying disputed territory along their border after Qatar withdrew its peacekeepers.

Jun 13 2017

Africa leaders push South Sudan sides to revive peace, delay vote

ADDIS ABABA East African leaders said late on Monday they would try and push South Sudan's warring sides to revive collapsed peace efforts and delay elections currently scheduled for August next year to a more realistic date.

Jun 13 2017

Africa leaders push South Sudan sides to revive peace, delay vote

ADDIS ABABA, June 12 East African leaders said late on Monday they would try and push South Sudan's warring sides to revive collapsed peace efforts and delay elections currently scheduled for August next year to a more realistic date.

Jun 10 2017

Ethiopia, humanitarian groups say food aid for 7.8 million to run out

WARDER, Ethiopia Ethiopia will run out of emergency food aid for 7.8 million people hit by severe drought by the end of this month, the government and humanitarian groups said.

Jun 03 2017

Kante 'special' but not successor yet, says Makelele

ADDIS ABABA Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante's displays this season have spurred comparisons with ex-Blues star Claude Makelele.

Jun 01 2017

Ethiopia cuts off internet after high school exam leaks

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia has cut off internet access nationwide until at least June 8 to try to stop cheats from posting high school exam papers on social media, a government official said on Thursday.

May 26 2017

Ethiopia gives journalist 18-month jail term for subversion

ADDIS ABABA An Ethiopian journalist was sentenced on Friday to 18 months in prison on charges of subversion, his lawyer said, but is expected to be freed within a week as he has been in jail since his arrest in late 2015.

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