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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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Dec 30 2017

Raid on senator's home reveals divisions in Somali security forces

MOGADISHU Masked men who appeared to be members of the Somali security forces raided the house of a powerful Somali senator on Saturday, but the government initially said it did not know who they were, fuelling political tensions.

Dec 22 2017

Somalia releases jailed ex-minister and government critic

MOGADISHU A court in Somalia on Thursday released without charge a former minister and government critic who spent two days in jail after being arrested for alleged treason, an arrest which ignited a smoldering political crisis for the fragile government.

Dec 18 2017

Somali security forces arrest former minister in raid

MOGADISHU Somali security forces have arrested a former minister and outspoken government critic after clashing with his bodyguards during an overnight raid on his home, the security ministry said on Monday.

Dec 14 2017

Suicide bomber kills at least 18 at police academy in Somalia's capital

MOGADISHU A suicide bomber disguised as a policeman blew himself up inside a police training camp in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Thursday and killed at least 18 officers, officials said.

Nov 06 2017

Somalia's Islamist insurgency executes four men accused of spying

Somalia's Islamist al Shabaab insurgency shot four men accused of spying on Monday in a public execution which underscored the insurgents' control of swathes of the country's southern region even as the government girds up for an offensive against them.

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

Sep 29 2017

Militants attack Somali military base, kill at least 15

MOGADISHU Al Shabaab fighters killed at least 15 soldiers in an attack on a military base near Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, the militant group and Somali officials said on Friday.

Sep 16 2017

Nine killed in fighting between different branches of Somali government forces: police

MOGADISHU Fighting between the military and police backed by intelligence forces killed nine people in the Somali capital on Saturday, police said.

Sep 11 2017

Somali army repels al Shabaab after attack, at least 17 killed

MOGADISHU Somali government forces have regained control of a town on the border with Kenya after al Shabaab militants stormed an army base there on Monday, causing heavy clashes in which at least 17 people died, the military said.

Aug 31 2017

Somali government: 10 civilians were killed in joint Somali - U.S. raid

MOGADISHU Somali government officials said on Thursday that 10 men and boys killed in a joint U.S.-Somali raid were civilians and that blood money will be paid to the families. | Video

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