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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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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.

03 May 2017

South Sudanese judges on strike over poor salaries

JUBA Judges in South Sudan have gone on strike over poor pay and living conditions, a spokesman for the judges union said on Wednesday, raising the risk of impunity in a country already convulsed by criminality and war.

28 Mar 2017

South Sudan rebels say raid jail, capture town on Ugandan border

JUBA South Sudanese rebels said they had taken control of a town on the Ugandan border and killed 14 soldiers in the fighting, an account dismissed on Tuesday as "ridiculous and unfounded" by the government.

27 Mar 2017

South Sudan rebels blame government for killings of aid workers

JUBA Rebels said on Monday the South Sudan government should be held responsible for the killing of six aid workers, the deadliest single assault on humanitarian staff in a three-year-old civil war.

21 Mar 2017

South Sudan says will boost security in oilfields after kidnappings

PALOCH OILFIELD, South Sudan South Sudan promised to increase security at oil installations on Tuesday, days after rebels kidnapped four oil workers including a Pakistani national in an effort to force foreign companies to leave the country.

20 Mar 2017

Plane crashes in South Sudan, injuring four people - official

JUBA At least four passengers were injured in South Sudan on Monday after bad weather caused their plane to crash into a fire truck upon landing, bursting into flame and plumes of thick black smoke, an official said.

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