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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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Jul 17 2017

Internet outage in violence-plagued Somalia is extra headache for businesses

MOGADISHU A severed marine cable has left Somalia without internet for weeks, triggering losses for businesses, residents said, and adding a layer of chaos in a country where Islamist insurgents are carrying out a campaign of bombings and killings.

Jul 16 2017

Internet outage in violence-plagued Somalia is extra headache for businesses

MOGADISHU A severed marine cable has left Somalia without internet for weeks, triggering losses for businesses, residents said, and adding a layer of chaos in a country where Islamist insurgents are carrying out a campaign of bombings and killings.

Jun 14 2017

At least 20 people being held hostage in Somalia's capital after suicide bomb attack

MOGADISHU Gunmen were holding at least 20 people hostage in a restaurant in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Thursday, police said, after a suicide bomber rammed a car next door and militants stormed inside in an attack claimed by Islamist al Shabaab militants.

May 09 2017

Al Shabaab militants attack Somali army base, killing several soldiers

MOGADISHU Al Shabaab fighters attacked a remote Somali army base northwest of the capital Mogadishu on Tuesday, killing several government soldiers, officials and the militants said.

May 08 2017

Islamist suicide bomber kills at least eight in Somali capital

MOGADISHU A suicide bomber rammed a car laden with explosives into a cafe in central Mogadishu on Monday, killing at least eight people in an attack claimed by the Islamist militant group al Shabaab.

May 07 2017

Somali government says kills senior al Shabaab chief: statement

MOGADISHU An al Shabaab chief, Moalim Osman Abdi Badil, and three fighters were killed in fighting in Lower Shabelle region on Friday, Somalia's information minister said in a statement on Sunday.

May 05 2017

U.S. Navy SEAL killed in Somalia raid on militant compound

WASHINGTON/MOGADISHU A U.S. Navy SEAL was killed and two troops wounded in a raid on an al Shabaab militant compound in Somalia, U.S. officials said on Friday, in what appeared to be the first U.S. combat death in the African country since the 1993 "Black Hawk Down" disaster.

May 04 2017

Two Somali soldiers arrested after minister shot dead: officials

MOGADISHU The Somali government arrested two soldiers on Thursday in connection with the killing a government minister in a suspected case of mistaken identity, the minister of information said.

May 04 2017

Seasonal rains bring hope and disease to drought-ravaged Somalia

MOGADISHU Heavy seasonal rains have started in Somalia, aid officials and residents said on Thursday, reducing the risk that the drought-ravaged Horn of Africa nation will plunge into famine.

May 03 2017

Somali minister shot dead in car after being mistaken for militant: police

MOGADISHU Somali security forces shot dead a minister for public works in his car in the capital Mogadishu on Wednesday after mistaking him for an Islamist militant, officials said.

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