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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

Nov 21 2017

Sudan cracks down on currency black market, businesses halt operations

KHARTOUM, Nov 21 Sudanese security forces launched a crackdown on black market currency trading on Tuesday to curb a parallel market that has undermined its banking system, with some importers halting activity amid a dwindling supply of dollars.

Nov 16 2017

Sudan's pound drops on black market, companies halt imports

KHARTOUM, Nov 16 The Sudanese pound fell to a record low on the black market on Thursday, trading at 27 to the U.S. dollar versus 25 the previous day, prompting large importers to halt activity in an effort to avoid losses.

Nov 16 2017

Abducted Swiss aid worker freed in Sudan's Darfur

KHARTOUM A 72-year-old Swiss aid worker was freed by security forces early on Wednesday more than a month after she was abducted in Sudan's Darfur region, officials said. | Video

Nov 14 2017

Sudan to unify currency rate in bid to win foreign investment

CAIRO, Nov 14 Sudan is taking steps to close the gap between its official and unofficial currency rates and scrap subsidies by end-2019 to win foreign investment after U.S. sanctions ended, Minister of State for Finance Magdi Hassan Yassin told Reuters on Tuesday.

Oct 26 2017

Sudan hopes for quick turnaround after sanctions end

KHARTOUM, Oct 26 Sudan's government and its businesses have begun introducing financial reforms and lobbying for new investment to revive the economy after Washington lifted 20-year-old trade sanctions earlier this month.

Oct 08 2017

Sudan currency gets boost from sanctions relief

KHARTOUM, Oct 8 Sudan's currency strengthened to 18.5 pounds to the dollar from 20.2 on the black market on Sunday, the first day of business since the United States lifted trade sanctions, raising a glimmer of hope for recovery in the war-torn country.

Oct 04 2017

Sudan expects U.S. to lift sanctions, conditions met: state minister

KHARTOUM Sudan expects the United States to lift economic sanctions as Khartoum has met all the required conditions, a Sudanese minister said on Wednesday, days before Washington is due to announce a decision.

Sep 19 2017

Sudan's Bashir visits Darfur ahead of U.S. sanctions decision

KHARTOUM Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir visited the war-torn Darfur region on Tuesday in an effort to show his country is ready to have 20-year-old sanctions lifted by the United States just weeks before Washington is expected to issue a decision.

Aug 14 2017

Sudan's inflation tops 34 pct in July after U.S. defers sanctions ruling

KHARTOUM, Aug 14 Sudan's annual inflation rate rose to 34.23 percent in July from 32.63 in June, the central statistics office said on Monday, partly reflecting the postponement of a U.S. decision on whether to lift economic sanctions permanently.

Jul 20 2017

Currency slides, prices jump as Sudan grapples with sanction decision

KHARTOUM Sudan's struggling economy took another hit this week after the United States postponed a decision on lifting sanctions, causing the Sudanese currency to slide, prices to rise and businesses to halt sales.


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