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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

Jul 06 2018

South Sudan's warring parties sign deal on security arrangements

KHARTOUM South Sudan's government and rebels on Friday signed an accord on security arrangements after talks in Khartoum, witnesses said, a step that could lead to a power-sharing deal at a summit in Uganda on Saturday.

Jun 27 2018

South Sudan rivals sign peace agreement in Khartoum

KHARTOUM South Sudan's president signed a peace agreement with rebels on Wednesday including a ceasefire to start in 72 hours, Sudan's foreign minister said, but rebels rejected other parts of the deal.

Apr 06 2018

Three-nation talks on Ethiopia dam fail to reach agreement

KHARTOUM Talks in Khartoum between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt to resolve differences over a dam Ethiopia is building ended early on Friday without agreement, the Sudanese foreign minister said.

Feb 18 2018

Sudan releases political prisoners from Khartoum jails

KHARTOUM Sudanese authorities said on Sunday they would release more than 80 political prisoners from jails in the capital Khartoum, a week after the African country appointed a new security chief.

Feb 14 2018

Sudan inflation spikes to 52.37 pct in January after currency slide

KHARTOUM, Feb 14 Inflation in Sudan surged to 52.37 percent in January from 32.15 percent in December, the state statistics agency said, amid rising food prices that have kindled unrest and a hard currency shortage that has crimped imports.

Jan 08 2018

Sudanese students stone police on third day of bread price protests

KHARTOUM Hundreds of Sudanese students on Monday threw rocks at riot police and were met with tear gas salvoes on the third consecutive days of protests over a doubling in bread prices, witnesses said.

Jan 07 2018

Student killed, opposition leader detained as bread protests grip Sudan

KHARTOUM Protests over rising bread prices broke out across Sudan on Sunday, leading to the death of a student and the arrest of a prominent opposition leader as authorities confiscated newspapers and looked to clamp down on growing unrest.

Jan 07 2018

Sudan bread protests spread, opposition leader detained

KHARTOUM, Jan 7 Protests over rising bread prices broke out in Sudan's capital and spread across cities to the south on Sunday, witnesses said, as authorities arrested a prominent opposition leader and confiscated newspapers in a drive to curb growing unrest.

Dec 26 2017

Sudan to devalue pound currency to 18 per dollar in January: minister

KHARTOUM Sudan is to devalue its currency to 18 Sudanese pounds per dollar in January from the current exchange rate of 6.7, the finance minister said on Tuesday.

Dec 26 2017

Turkey to restore Sudanese Red Sea port and build naval dock

ISTANBUL/KHARTOUM Turkey will rebuild a ruined Ottoman port city on Sudan's Red Sea coast and construct a naval dock to maintain civilian and military vessels, Sudan's foreign minister said on Tuesday, as Ankara expands military and economic ties in Africa.


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