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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

Aug 13 2018

At least 40 killed by paramilitaries in eastern Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA At least 40 people were killed by paramilitary forces in eastern Ethiopia over the weekend, a senior regional official said on Monday, in the latest spate of violence driven by ethnic divisions.

Aug 12 2018

Ethiopian rebels declare ceasefire amid government reforms

ADDIS ABABA An Ethiopian rebel group declared a unilateral ceasefire on Sunday, the latest dissident movement to aim for an end to hostilities in the wake of reforms.

Aug 08 2018

Internet in eastern Ethiopia shut down after regional violence

NAIROBI/ADDIS ABABA Authorities have shut off Internet access in eastern Ethiopia amid an outbreak of violence there, residents said on Wednesday, a sign of the challenges facing reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in containing ethnic tensions in parts of the country.

Aug 07 2018

Ethiopian government signs deal with Oromo rebels to end hostilities

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia's government has signed an agreement to end hostilities with the Oromo Liberation Front, which it had previously declared a terrorist movement, state television reported on Tuesday.

Aug 06 2018

Security forces in eastern Ethiopia kill four protesters: witness

ADDIS ABABA Security forces in Ethiopia's eastern Somali region on Monday shot dead four people protesting against the looting of their shops and homes in weekend unrest, a witness said.

Aug 04 2018

Unrest spreads in eastern Ethiopia after deployment of troops

ADDIS ABABA Mobs looted shops and burned down properties in Ethiopia's eastern Somali region on Saturday, as unrest gained momentum and spread across the province following deployment of soldiers, witnesses said.

Aug 03 2018

Ethiopian prosecutors to charge five over rally blast attended by PM

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopian prosecutors will charge five suspects with involvement in a grenade attack that killed two people at a rally attended by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, state media said on Friday.

Jul 28 2018

Somalia's president pays rare visit to Eritrea

ADDIS ABABA Somalia's president paid a rare visit to Eritrea on Saturday in a sign that Asmara is trying to use the opportunity created by a rapprochement with Ethiopia to improve its regional ties.

Jul 27 2018

Hundreds in Ethiopia protest apparent killing of dam project manager

ADDIS ABABA Hundreds of Ethiopians demanded justice on Friday for the head of a $4 billion dam project shot dead in an apparent killing that could prove a political problem for the government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

Jul 26 2018

Ethiopian Nile dam manager found shot dead, crowds call for justice

ADDIS ABABA The project manager of a $4 billion Ethiopian dam was found shot dead in his vehicle in Addis Ababa on Thursday, police said, prompting scores of people to take to the streets in the capital and his home city calling for justice.

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