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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

20 May 2018

Riyadh to release Saudi-Ethiopian tycoon detained in anti-graft swoop: Ethiopia PM

ADDIS ABABA Saudi Arabia will soon release Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi, an Ethiopian-born Saudi billionaire arrested in November during a crackdown on corruption, Ethiopia's prime minister said.

17 May 2018

Gunmen kill Ethiopia country manager of Nigeria's Dangote

ADDIS ABABA Unidentified gunmen killed the Ethiopia country manager of Nigeria's Dangote Industries on Wednesday after he was attacked in the restive Oromiya region while returning to the capital from Ethiopia's largest cement factory, officials said.

16 May 2018

Gunmen kill director of Dangote Cement plant in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, May 16 Unidentified gunmen killed the manager of a plant owned by Nigeria's Dangote Industries Limited in Ethiopia on Wednesday after he was attacked in the restive Oromiya region while returning to the capital from the factory, officials said.

15 May 2018

Ethiopia releases Swedish doctor in jail since 2013

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopian authorities on Tuesday released an Ethiopian-born Swedish cardiologist who has been in jail since 2013 on corruption and terrorism charges, his family members said.

14 May 2018

Exiled Ethiopian opposition group holds talks with government

ADDIS ABABA An exiled Ethiopian opposition party from the country's restive Oromiya region said it had held talks with the government, a tentative step in its aim of returning to the political fold.

09 May 2018

Ethiopian Airlines to step up expansion with more deals and jets

ADDIS ABABA Even by its own standards, Ethiopian Airlines' recent growth has been fast -- so fast that it revised the ambitious 15-year strategy set in 2010 and plans to buy more planes to step up its expansion. | Video

03 May 2018

Ethiopia to take a stake in Sudan's main sea gateway port

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia and Sudan have agreed on a deal allowing the Horn of Africa nation to take a stake in Sudan's largest sea gateway port of Port Sudan, officials said on Thursday.

01 May 2018

Ethiopia to take stake in Port of Djibouti, its trade gateway -state media

ADDIS ABABA, May 1 Ethiopia will take a stake in the Port of Djibouti, its main gateway for trade, under a deal reached between the two countries, state media outlets said on Tuesday.

26 Apr 2018

U.N. rights chief visits protest-hit Ethiopian region, meets dissidents

ADDIS ABABA The U.N. human rights chief said he was allowed to visit a region in Ethiopia that has been roiled by protests and unrest for the past three years, after the previous administration turned down his request last year.

23 Apr 2018

Ethiopian businesses disappointed by new PM's economic stance

ADDIS ABABALocal business leaders at a banquet in Ethiopia's capital last week were hoping the new prime minister Abiy Ahmed would tell them he planned to loosen the state's grip on the economy.

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