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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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May 28 2017

Somali Islamist insurgents stone man to death for adultery

MOGADISHU Somali Islamist insurgents stoned a man to death on Sunday as punishment for alleged adultery, they said, a reminder that the militia is still strong enough to carry out public executions despite losing its grip on most towns and cities.

May 24 2017

Al Shabaab bombing in Somali capital kills five, injures six

MOGADISHU A bombing claimed by Islamist insurgents killed five civilians and injured six more in the Somali capital on Wednesday, a spokesman for the city's mayor said, underscoring the militants' ability to carry out attacks despite territorial losses.

May 18 2017

Somalia's al Shabaab cuts off hands of two men convicted by sharia court

MOGADISHU Somalia's al Shabaab publicly cut off the right hands of two men on Thursday after a sharia court convicted them of breaking into a shop and stealing about $500, the al Qaeda-linked group said.

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 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 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.

May 01 2017

Somali militants kill two men accused of rape, al Shabaab says

MOGADISHU Somali Islamist militants said they publicly stoned one man to death and shot dead another on Monday after both were accused of raping a girl in central Somalia.

Apr 16 2017

Somalia forces kill two militants firing mortars in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU Two men were killed in the Somali capital after they were spotted firing mortars that appeared to be aimed at the international airport on Sunday, police and officials said.

Apr 09 2017

Al Shabaab car bomb outside Mogadishu army base kills at least 15: military

MOGADISHU A car bomb targeting senior officials leaving a military base in Mogadishu killed at least 15 people and destroyed a minibus carrying civilians, the Somali military said on Sunday, an attack claim by Islamist al Shabaab militants.

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