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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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Oct 30 2017

Somalia's capital restricts movement of trucks, tankers after attacks

MOGADISHU Somali authorities imposed a daytime ban on Monday on the movement of large trucks and road tankers inside the capital Mogadishu in an attempt to improve security following a wave of devastating attacks by militants.

Oct 29 2017

At least 29 dead after Islamist attack on Somali hotel

MOGADISHU An Islamist attack on a hotel in Mogadishu ended on Sunday after 29 people were killed during a siege lasting nearly 12 hours, police said, prompting the government to sack two top security officials over their failure to stop repeated attacks. | Video

Oct 28 2017

Bombs kill at least 17 people in Somali capital Mogadishu

MOGADISHU Two car bombs killed at least 17 people in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Saturday, police said, two weeks after a huge truck bomb killed hundreds of civilians in the city. | Video

Oct 22 2017

Roadside bomb kills seven outside Somali capital Mogadishu

MOGADISHU A roadside bomb killed at least seven people on Sunday - mostly women farmers - in an area outside the Somali capital dominated by Islamist insurgents who have defied public protests to end years of violence, residents and the army said.

Oct 20 2017

Deadly Somalia blast reveals flaws in intelligence efforts

NAIROBI/MOGADISHU The size and methods of the latest truck bombing in Mogadishu show how international and Somali government efforts to stop the killings are failing, partly because intelligence gathering to counter such attacks is so disjointed, security sources say.  

Oct 20 2017

Thousands of Somalis gather to mourn bomb victims

MOGADISHU Thousands of Somalis prayed in Mogadishu on Friday at a symbolic funeral for more than 300 people killed by the country's deadliest truck bombing.

Oct 18 2017

'Where are the others?': Somalia praises 'genuine brother' Turkey for bombs response

MOGADISHU Turkey's swift response to Somalia's deadliest truck bombing drew praise from survivors and officials who called Ankara their "only genuine" international partner.

Oct 18 2017

Somalis defy police to protest against deadly truck bombings

MOGADISHU Thousands of Somalis demonstrated on Wednesday against those behind bombings that killed more than 300 people, defying police who opened fire to keep them away from the site where their loved-ones were killed.

Oct 17 2017

After Somalia's deadliest bombing, a brother's desperate search

MOGADISHU When Somalia's deadliest truck bomb exploded on Saturday, Abdi Ali Ibrahim raced to the smoking crater just meters from where his beloved sister Asha had a small business selling fuel.

Oct 17 2017

Chaotic response to Somali bombing cost lives, medics say

MOGADISHU Medics who rushed to help victims of a huge bomb explosion in the Somali capital Mogadishu that killed more than 300 people say the country's threadbare emergency services have been pushed beyond their limit.

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