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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 20 2018

South Sudan plans public spending jump, with few details on funding

JUBA, Aug 20 South Sudanese lawmakers approved a 75 percent increase in public spending in the 2018/2019 budget on Monday, though ministers did not spell out where the cash would come from in an economy ravaged by nearly five years of civil war.

Aug 09 2018

South Sudan president Kiir grants Machar, other rebels amnesty

JUBA President Salva Kiir granted a general amnesty to rebels in South Sudan's civil war, including his former deputy Riek Machar, as a rights organization said authorities in Africa's youngest country should also free its unarmed critics.

Aug 09 2018

South Sudan president Kiir grants Machar, other rebels amnesty

JUBA President Salva Kiir granted a general amnesty to rebels in South Sudan's civil war, including his former deputy Riek Machar, as a rights organisation said authorities in Africa's youngest country should also free its unarmed critics.

Aug 06 2018

South Sudanese say hope peace deal helps revive economy

JUBA A peace deal in South Sudan has revived hope not just that the guns will stop firing but that economic stability can return.

Aug 06 2018

South Sudanese say hope peace deal helps revive economy

JUBA A peace deal in South Sudan has revived hope not just that the guns will stop firing but that economic stability can return.

Aug 06 2018

South Sudanese say hope peace deal helps revive economy

JUBA, Aug 6 A peace deal in South Sudan has revived hope not just that the guns will stop firing but that economic stability can return.

Aug 03 2018

South Sudan's Salva Kiir: New peace deal will not collapse

JUBA South Sudan's President Salva Kiir said on Friday he believed the new peace deal between his government and the main rebel group would not collapse because it was not forced upon them like previous accords.

Jul 30 2018

U.N. struggling to deliver food aid in South Sudan as rains cut off vast areas

KATDALOK, South Sudan The U.N. World Food Programme has been forced to carry out air drops of food aid across South Sudan as the rainy season makes about 70 percent of the country inaccessible, a regional head of logistics for WFP said on Monday.

Jul 12 2018

South Sudan parliament extends president's term until 2021

JUBA South Sudan's parliament voted on Thursday to extend President Salva Kiir's mandate until 2021 in a move likely to undermine peace talks as opposition groups have said the change would be illegal.

Jun 30 2018

South Sudan, rebels trade attacks as truce due to start

JUBA South Sudanese government forces and rebels launched attacks on each other's positions on Saturday, both sides said, the day a ceasefire that formed part of new peace agreement was due to take effect.

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