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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.

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Facing crime wave, residents in South Sudan capital pay police for protection

JUBA Residents of South Sudan's capital say they are collecting cash to pay police unofficially to patrol their neighbourhoods, amid a crime wave and a cash crunch that means authorities often cannot pay their wages.

12 Sep 2017

War-ravaged South Sudan may scrap expensive oil subsidies

JUBA War-ravaged South Sudan is considering scrapping state subsidies on oil because it hasn't been able to pay civil servants for four months and diplomatic staff abroad are being evicted over unpaid rent, the deputy finance minister said.

12 Sep 2017

War-ravaged South Sudan may scrap expensive oil subsidies

JUBA, Sept 11 War-ravaged South Sudan is considering scrapping state subsidies on oil because it hasn't been able to pay civil servants for four months and diplomatic staff abroad are being evicted over unpaid rent, the deputy finance minister said.

31 Aug 2017

South Sudan's sacked army chief 'confined' to Juba home, minister says

JUBA South Sudan's former army chief is being confined to his home for security reasons, the country's defence minister said on Thursday.

08 Aug 2017

Rwandan soldiers arrive in South Sudan ahead of thousands more extra U.N. troops

JUBA About 120 Rwandan peacekeepers have arrived in South Sudan, United Nations said on Tuesday, the first detachment of 4,000 extra troops approved by the U.N. last year to help protect the capital of Africa's newest country.

13 Jul 2017

South Sudan's President Kiir sacks judges over strike

JUBA South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has sacked several judges who had been on strike over poor pay and living conditions for the last two months, officials said on Thursday.

07 Jul 2017

South Sudan asks donors to pay for a third of national budget

JUBA War-ravaged South Sudan needs donors to fund more than a third of its next budget, the finance minister said, but countries are reluctant due to corruption and conflict.

21 Jun 2017

More South Sudanese go hungry but worst of famine eases: U.N.

JUBA/GENEVA More South Sudanese people are going hungry and 45,000 are still living in famine-like conditions even though South Sudan is no longer classified as being in famine, a U.N.-backed food security report said on Wednesday.

08 Jun 2017

Gunmen kill 14 in ambush on main South Sudan highway - police

JUBA Gunmen ambushed a convoy of buses and other vehicles travelling on a major highway in South Sudan on Thursday, killing at least 14 passengers and wounding 35, police said.

30 May 2017

South Sudan soldiers accused of rape, murder of aid workers appear in court

JUBA Thirteen South Sudanese soldiers accused of raping five foreign aid workers and killing their local colleague appeared before a military court on Tuesday, a case seen as a test of the government's ability to try war crimes.

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