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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 17 2018

Demolitions to protect river spark rows in Kenyan capital

NAIROBI For decades the Nairobi River has been besieged by the construction of buildings teetering perilously over its banks, bringing pollution, blockages and floods to the waterway that runs through the capital.

Aug 14 2018

As forgiveness sweeps Ethiopia, some wonder about justice

NAIROBI Ethiopia has released thousands of prisoners as a new prime minister reverses decades of security abuses. No-one knows how many were tortured.

Aug 10 2018

UAE plans oil pipeline from Ethiopia to Eritrea in latest Horn of Africa move

NAIROBI The United Arab Emirates plans to build an oil pipeline connecting Eritrea and Ethiopia, the latest sign of the Gulf state's increasing involvement in the Horn of Africa.

Aug 08 2018

In peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea, UAE lends a helping hand

ADDIS ABABA/DUBAI When the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea embraced in Asmara last month, promising to end the two-decade-old state of war between their two countries, it looked like a sudden breakthrough.

Aug 08 2018

Internet in eastern Ethiopia shut down after regional violence

NAIROBI/ADDIS ABABA Authorities have shut off Internet access in eastern Ethiopia amid an outbreak of violence there, residents said on Wednesday, a sign of the challenges facing reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in containing ethnic tensions in parts of the country.

Aug 02 2018

Ethiopia reform push faces major snag: red tape

ADDIS ABABA Businessmen who have to deal with Ethiopia's customs system like to joke that if you get a permit to import yellow paintbrushes, make sure every last one is yellow. 

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 26 2018

Exclusive: Ethiopia set on economic reforms, but won't be rushed - central bank head

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia has embarked on a root-and-branch overhaul of its economy, though its currency will not be devalued any time soon and liberalizing the state-dominated banking sector will take years, the recently appointed head of its central bank said.

Jul 23 2018

Far from Ethiopia's capital, change remains a distant dream

HARAR, Ethiopia Clutching the bloodstained student ID card and post-mortem certificate of his younger brother, Abedir Jamal's elation at the huge changes underway in Ethiopia is tempered by his fear that they won't reach him.

Jul 22 2018

Ethiopia prime minister calls for multiparty democracy: chief of staff

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia must pursue multiparty democracy, the prime minister's chief of staff said on Sunday in what could be the latest in a series of momentous changes sweeping the country.

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