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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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Sep 16 2017

Nine killed in fighting between different branches of Somali government forces: police

MOGADISHU Fighting between the military and police backed by intelligence forces killed nine people in the Somali capital on Saturday, police said.

Sep 11 2017

Somali army repels al Shabaab after attack, at least 17 killed

MOGADISHU Somali government forces have regained control of a town on the border with Kenya after al Shabaab militants stormed an army base there on Monday, causing heavy clashes in which at least 17 people died, the military said.

Aug 31 2017

Somali government: 10 civilians were killed in joint Somali - U.S. raid

MOGADISHU Somali government officials said on Thursday that 10 men and boys killed in a joint U.S.-Somali raid were civilians and that blood money will be paid to the families. | Video

Aug 15 2017

Former senior al Shabaab leader says militants should leave group

MOGADISHU The one-time deputy leader of Somali Islamist militants al Shabaab called on Tuesday for others to quit the group following his defection to the government side in Mogadishu.

Jul 30 2017

African Union troops ambushed in Somalia, official says 24 dead

MOGADISHU Fighting between al Shabaab fighters and Somali government troops and African Union peacekeepers killed 24 people on Sunday, a regional official said, with the Islamist militants putting the death toll higher.

Jul 30 2017

Car bomb in Somali capital Mogadishu kills six, 20 wounded: police officer

MOGADISHU A car bomb explosion in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday killed six and wounded 20 others and the death toll was likely to rise, a police officer said. | Video

Jul 24 2017

Drawing in the customers in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia A collection of yawing mouths and extracted teeth, booming stereo speakers and colorful hookah pipes adorn shop fronts in Somalia, a colorful contrast to the airbrushed artworks of big business.

Jun 30 2017

Somalia Islamist insurgency splits as loyalty of key commander wavers

MOGADISHU Somalia's insurgency suffered a significant split after government officials confirmed on Friday that they had sent troops to repel Islamist fighters seeking to capture one of their own commanders.

Jun 22 2017

Car bomb kills seven at police station in Somali capital: police

MOGADISHU A car bomb targeting a police station killed at least seven people in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Thursday, police said, and al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab said it was behind the attack, the second this week.

Jun 20 2017

At least 10 killed by car bomb in Mogadishu claimed by Somalia's al Shabaab

NAIROBI At least 10 people were killed on Tuesday in a car bomb attack on a government building in the Somali capital of Mogadishu that was claimed by Islamist insurgents, a government official said.

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