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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

04 Aug 2017

Ethiopia arrests state minister for finance on suspicion of corruption

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia has arrested its state minister for finance on suspicion of corruption, state-run television said on Friday, part of an anti-graft drive that the government says has led to dozens of arrests in the last two weeks.

04 Aug 2017

Ethiopia lifts emergency rule imposed last October after months of unrest

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia on Friday lifted a state of emergency imposed last October following months of protests that killed hundreds of people.

28 Jul 2017

Ethiopian Bayo banned after attacking coach

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopian steeplechaser Chala Bayo has been banned for two years after he attacked and punched his coach on learning that he was not selected in the squad for next month's world championships.

19 Jul 2017

Businesses go on strike in Ethiopia's Oromiya region over taxes

ADDIS ABABA Retail business owners in some towns of Ethiopia's Oromiya region have gone on strike over the imposition of a revised tax law, residents said, the latest unrest to plague a province that was shaken by violence for months in 2015 and 2016.

03 Jul 2017

Djibouti asks AU to deploy observers along its disputed border with Eritrea

ADDIS ABABA Djibouti has asked the African Union to deploy observers along its disputed border with Eritrea after Qatar withdrew its peace-keeping troops two weeks ago, the Djibouti foreign minister said on Monday.

17 Jun 2017

African Union urges restraint in Djibouti-Eritrea border spat

ADDIS ABABA The African Union urged Djibouti and Eritrea to remain calm and exercise restraint on Saturday after Djibouti accused its neighbour of occupying disputed territory along their border following the withdrawal of Qatari peacekeepers.

16 Jun 2017

Djibouti, Eritrea in territorial dispute after Qatar peacekeepers leave

ADDIS ABABA Djibouti accused neighbouring Eritrea on Friday of occupying disputed territory along their border after Qatar withdrew its peacekeepers.

13 Jun 2017

Africa leaders push South Sudan sides to revive peace, delay vote

ADDIS ABABA East African leaders said late on Monday they would try and push South Sudan's warring sides to revive collapsed peace efforts and delay elections currently scheduled for August next year to a more realistic date.

10 Jun 2017

Ethiopia, humanitarian groups say food aid for 7.8 million to run out

WARDER, Ethiopia Ethiopia will run out of emergency food aid for 7.8 million people hit by severe drought by the end of this month, the government and humanitarian groups said.

03 Jun 2017

Kante 'special' but not successor yet, says Makelele

ADDIS ABABA Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante's displays this season have spurred comparisons with ex-Blues star Claude Makelele.

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