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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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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.

25 May 2017

Last Japanese troops leave U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan

JUBA The last Japanese troops withdrew from a U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan on Thursday, marking the end of a controversial push by the Japanese prime minister to expand his military's overseas role.

12 May 2017

South Sudan's biggest bank shuts branches as hyperinflation bites

JUBA, May 12 South Sudan's largest bank is shutting more branches as hyperinflation and a shortage of dollars eat into the group's profits, the managing director said, underscoring country's worsening financial woes amid a civil war.

03 May 2017

Crisis-hit South Sudan hikes fees to register aid agencies

JUBA South Sudan's government has increased registration fees nearly six-fold for international aid groups seeking to operate in the war-torn nation, an official told Reuters.

03 May 2017

Crisis-hit South Sudan hikes fees to register aid agencies

JUBA South Sudan's government has increased registration fees nearly six-fold for international aid groups seeking to operate in the war-torn nation, an official told Reuters.

03 May 2017

Crisis-hit South Sudan hikes fees to register aid agencies

JUBA, May 3 South Sudan's government has increased registration fees nearly six-fold for international aid groups seeking to operate in the war-torn nation, an official told Reuters.

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