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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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Jun 16 2018

Somalia, Ethiopia to jointly invest in four seaports on the Red Sea

MOGADISHU Somalia and Ethiopia announced they were jointly investing in four seaports to attract foreign investment to their two countries, the latest move in a tussle for access to ports along one of the world's most strategic waterways.

Jun 02 2018

Al Shabaab fighters seize town in central Somalia: residents

MOGADISHU Somalia's militant Islamist group al Shabaab has retaken a small town in the center of the country after it was abandoned by government troops, residents said on Saturday.

May 09 2018

Al Shabaab blast kills at least 5 in Somali khat market near Mogadishu

MOGADISHU An explosion killed at least five people and wounded 10 on Wednesday in a market for the stimulant leaf khat in southern Somalia, police and residents said, and al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab said it was behind the blast.

May 03 2018

Gunmen kidnap German nurse from ICRC in Somali capital

MOGADISHU Unidentified gunmen kidnapped a German nurse from the International Committee of the Red Cross in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, on Wednesday night, police and the ICRC said.

May 02 2018

Gunmen kidnap German ICRC aid worker in Somali capital -police

NAIROBI, May 2 Unidentified gunmen kidnapped a senior German staff member of the International Committee of the Red Cross in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, police and her co-workers said.

May 01 2018

Somali aid worker killed in shooting in Mogadishu: police

MOGADISHU Unknown gunmen shot dead on Tuesday a Somali aid worker who worked for the World Health Organization (WHO), her relatives and police said.

Apr 30 2018

Somalia’s former defense minister elected new speaker of parliament

MOGADISHU Somalia's parliament elected a former defense minister as its speaker on Monday.

Apr 25 2018

Exclusive: Weapons stolen from UAE training facility in Somalia, sold on open market

MOGADISHU At least 600 weapons were stolen in the past week from a former United Arab Emirates-run training center in Somalia's capital Mogadishu and are for sale in the city, weapons dealers said on Wednesday.

Apr 23 2018

Rival groups from Somali army clash at former UAE training facility

MOGADISHU Rival forces in the Somali army shot at each other in the capital Mogadishu on Monday, with one group trying to storm a former United Arab Emirates-run training center, soldiers and residents said.

Apr 20 2018

DP World should rethink port deals in Somalia: foreign minister

MOGADISHU Somalia's foreign minister said on Friday that Dubai state-owned port operator DP World should reconsider its contract with the breakaway region of Somaliland and work with federal authorities so Somalia's sovereignty is not violated.

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