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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ADDIS ABABA Thirty people have now been arrested over alleged involvement in a grenade attack that killed two people at a rally in the Ethiopian capital attended by new prime minister Abiy Ahmed, police said on Sunday.
ADDIS ABABA Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed survived a grenade attack on Saturday at a massive rally in support of his push for radical political and economic reforms, including a peace deal with regional arch-enemy Eritrea. | Video
ADDIS ABABA South Sudan offered to allow a rebel representative to join its government on Friday, but ruled out Riek Machar, saying they had "had enough" of the rebel leader after five years of civil war.
ADDIS ABABA South Sudan’s president and rebel leader met on Wednesday for the first time since 2016, when a peace deal collapsed and fighting re-erupted between their forces, the Ethiopian prime minister's chief of staff said.
ADDIS ABABA Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki raised hopes of a breakthrough in one of Africa's most intractable military stand-offs on Wednesday by describing recent peace overtures from arch-enemy Ethiopia as "positive signals". | Video
ADDIS ABABA South Sudan President Salva Kiir will meet his rival Riek Machar in Addis Ababa on Wednesday, as part of talks to try and negotiate an end to a five-year-old civil war, Ethiopia's foreign ministry said.
BADME, Ethiopia-Eritrea border For the residents of Badme, a desolate border town in the war-scarred badlands between Ethiopia and Eritrea, new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's peace overtures to Asmara, Addis Ababa's sworn enemy, are an insult to the living and the dead.
ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed replaced the heads of two branches of the security services as he presses ahead with political and economic reforms in response to demands from protesters many of whom were killed.
ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia's prime minister said on Wednesday that ending war and expanding economic ties with neighboring Eritrea is critical for stability and development in the impoverished Horn of Africa region.
ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia's decision to sell stakes in its lucrative telecoms monopoly and other assets could open one of the world's largest untapped markets to huge potential investments by firms willing to work with a government still wary of private enterprise.