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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 07 2018

AB InBev to build new brewery in fast-growing Mozambique

JOHANNESBURG Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's biggest brewer, will start building a more than 2 million hectoliter a year brewery in Mozambique in the second half of next year, the company's Africa head said on Tuesday.

Jul 30 2018

Phone monopoly is big prize in Ethiopia sell-off

ADDIS ABABA/JOHANNESBURG In the weeks since Ethiopia announced sweeping privatization plans after decades of state control, foreign businessmen have been beating a path to Belachew Mekuria's office.

Jul 24 2018

Threat from Trump trade wars gives fresh purpose to BRICS bloc

JOHANNESBURG As Donald Trump's tariff salvos threaten global trade wars, leaders from the BRICS bloc - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - are expected to band together in defense of the multilateralism the United States once championed.

Jul 16 2018

China overloading poor nations with debt, top U.S. official says

JOHANNESBURG China is saddling poor nations with unsustainable debt through large-scale infrastructure projects that are not economically viable, the head of the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) said on Monday.

Jul 09 2018

Ex-foes Ethiopia, Eritrea eye peace dividend after historic deal

JOHANNESBURG After declaring an end on Monday to a costly two-decade military stalemate, Ethiopia and Eritrea - one a rising African star, the other among the world's most isolationist nations - appear poised to reap a lucrative peace dividend.

Jul 09 2018

Ex-foes Ethiopia, Eritrea eye peace dividend after historic deal

JOHANNESBURG After declaring an end on Monday to a costly two-decade military stalemate, Ethiopia and Eritrea - one a rising African star, the other among the world's most isolationist nations - appear poised to reap a lucrative peace dividend.

Jul 03 2018

Ten African nations face $1 trillion infrastructure funding gap

JOHANNESBURG A group of 10 African nations, including some of the continent's rising economic stars, will fall $1 trillion short of the infrastructure financing required to meet U.N. development goals by 2040, a study released on Tuesday found.

May 24 2018

Trump versus Rwanda in trade battle over used clothes

KIGALI/ABIDJAN Early last year, weeks after Donald Trump was sworn in as president, a little known American trade association filed a petition with the U.S. Trade Representative.

May 23 2018

Freeing Congo's Mokoko must be condition for IMF deal: opposition lawyers

ABIDJAN Lawyers for jailed Congo Republic opposition figure Jean-Marie Michel Mokoko called on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to make his release a condition for the approval of a bailout for the debt-crippled nation.

Apr 20 2018

IMF says Congo Republic will get deal once conditions met

ABIDJAN The IMF will propose a financial arrangement to Congo Republic once the central African country has completed work needed to make its debt sustainable, the fund said on Friday, contradicting a claim by Congo that the deal was already done.

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