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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

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Ethiopia frees opposition leader jailed in 2015

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia freed a senior opposition leader on Wednesday, advancing efforts to calm political turmoil following violence and mass protests that shook the country in 2015 and 2016.

Jan 16 2018

Ethiopian Airlines signs deal to revive Zambia's national carrier

ADDIS ABABA, Jan 16 Ethiopian Airlines said on Tuesday it had signed an agreement with the Zambian government to relaunch the southern African country's national carrier, which was shut down more than two decades ago.

Jan 15 2018

Ethiopia to free opposition leader, others jailed for involvement in unrest

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopian authorities have dropped charges against a senior opposition leader and hundreds of others who had been jailed for involvement in unrest that gripped the country in 2015 and 2016, the country's attorney general said on Monday.

Jan 03 2018

Ethiopia to free jailed politicians to 'foster national reconciliation': PM

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia will release and pardon dissident politicians jailed on criminal charges, its prime minister said on Wednesday -- an unexpected shift in stance from a government routinely accused by rights groups of using security concerns to stifle dissent.

Dec 26 2017

Egypt wants outside experts to help settle Nile dispute

ADDIS ABABA Egypt said on Tuesday it had suggested to Ethiopia and Sudan that they all call in international experts to help settle a dispute on an Ethiopian dam project on the river Nile.

Dec 21 2017

South Sudan government, rebel groups sign ceasefire

ADDIS ABABA South Sudan's government and rebel groups signed a ceasefire on Thursday in the latest attempt to end a four-year civil war and allow humanitarian groups access to civilians caught in the fighting.

Dec 18 2017

At least 61 dead after days of violence in Ethiopia's Oromiya region

ADDIS ABABA At least 61 people have been killed in clashes between different ethnic groups in Ethiopia's Oromiya region, officials said, the latest bout of violence to highlight increasing instability in a province racked by bloody protests in 2015 and 2016.

Dec 05 2017

Gunmen kill German tourist in Ethiopia's Afar region

ADDIS ABABA A German tourist was killed and his Ethiopian tour guide injured in an attack by gunmen in northern Ethiopia's remote Afar region, officials said on Tuesday.

Nov 21 2017

Ethiopia bets on clothes to fashion industrial future

KOMBOLCHA, Ethiopia Checkered shirts for American chain Gap. Slate leggings for Swedish store H&M. Twill shorts for Germany's Tchibo. They are among a growing list of clothes being stitched together for big brands in Ethiopia.

Oct 30 2017

Detained Ethiopian opposition chief bailed two years after protests: party

ADDIS ABABA An Ethiopian opposition leader was due to be released on bail almost two years after he was detained during mass protests over land rights, a member of his party said on Monday.

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