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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 13 2017

Ghana opens talks with Exxon on deepwater drilling contract

ACCRA Ghana has opened talks with Exxon Mobil Corp to allow the U.S. oil firm to undertake deepwater exploration off its coast, a deputy energy minister said on Monday.

Nov 01 2017

Ghana's Cocobod says clearing debts after wasteful spending

ACCRA, Nov 1 Ghana's cocobod has initiated reforms to clear its debts of up to 19.6 billion cedis ($4.45 bln) resulting from bloated contracts and wasteful expenditure by previous managers, the chief executive said on Wednesday.

Oct 08 2017

Ghana fuel site blast kills at least 7, injures dozens

ACCRA At least seven people were killed and dozens injured, mostly suffering burns, after a huge explosion at a fuel distribution site in Ghana's capital, local authorities said on Sunday.

Oct 08 2017

Gas explosion rocks Ghana's capital Accra, causing fatalities - government

ACCRA A natural gas station in Ghana's capital Accra exploded on Saturday evening, killing an unknown number of people, a government official said. | Video

Sep 23 2017

Court ruling favors Ghana in ocean border dispute with Ivory Coast

DAKAR/ACCRA The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea on Saturday drew an ocean boundary favoring Ghana in a dispute with its neighbor Ivory Coast, opening the way for development drilling to resume on Ghana's multi-billion dollar TEN deepwater oil and gas project.

Aug 30 2017

IMF approves one-year extension of Ghana aid program

ACCRA The International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved an extension of an aid package for Ghana initially worth $918 million that will see the program continue for an extra year beyond its original April 2018 end date, it said on Wednesday.

Aug 03 2017

Ghana's distressed CPC cocoa grinder seeks $300 mln to stabilise business

TEMA, Ghana, Aug 3 Ghana's cash-strapped Cocoa Processing Company (CPC) is seeking at least $300 million to repay debt and to buy beans upfront to feed the 64,500-tonne plant, its managing director told Reuters on Thursday.

Jul 06 2017

ENI pumps first oil from Ghana's Sankofa field

ACCRA Italian oil company ENI started oil production from the 45,000 barrel-per-day Sankofa field offshore Ghana on Thursday, giving a boost to the West African country's plans to use its oil resources to revive its economy.

Jun 09 2017

ENI says to open Ghana oil and gas field three months early

ACCRA Italy's ENI will start commercial oil and gas production at its Sankofa field off the coast of Ghana in July, three months ahead of schedule, project partners said on Friday.

May 17 2017

Tullow to boost TEN field output once maritime dispute resolved

ACCRA Tullow Oil plans to drill new wells and boost output at its TEN field off the coast of Ghana to 80,000 barrels per day (bpd) once a maritime border dispute with Ivory Coast is resolved, the company said on Wednesday.


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