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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

05 Dec 2017

Gunmen kill German tourist in Ethiopia's Afar region

ADDIS ABABA A German tourist was killed and his Ethiopian tour guide injured in an attack by gunmen in northern Ethiopia's remote Afar region, officials said on Tuesday.

21 Nov 2017

Ethiopia bets on clothes to fashion industrial future

KOMBOLCHA, Ethiopia Checkered shirts for American chain Gap. Slate leggings for Swedish store H&M. Twill shorts for Germany's Tchibo. They are among a growing list of clothes being stitched together for big brands in Ethiopia.

30 Oct 2017

Detained Ethiopian opposition chief bailed two years after protests - party

ADDIS ABABA An Ethiopian opposition leader was due to be released on bail almost two years after he was detained during mass protests over land rights, a member of his party said on Monday.

26 Oct 2017

At least five killed as police fire at protest in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA At least five people were killed in a town in Ethiopia's restive Oromiya region on Thursday after police opened fire during a protest, witnesses said.

22 Oct 2017

Eleven killed in clashes in Ethiopia's Oromiya region, official says

ADDIS ABABA Ethnic clashes killed 11 people this week in Ethiopia's Oromiya region, a regional government official said on Sunday, the latest unrest in a province that was wracked by violence in 2015 and 2016.

10 Oct 2017

Ethiopia devalues currency by 15 percent to boost exports

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia's central bank devalued the Ethiopian birr <ETB=> by 15 percent on Tuesday, its first such move in seven years to boost lagging exports.

01 Oct 2017

Anti-government chants ring out on anniversary of Ethiopian festival deaths

BISHOFTU, Ethiopia Hundreds of people chanting anti-government slogans marched in the central Ethiopian town of Bishoftu on Sunday at a religious festival where a stampede triggered by a police move to quell protests killed dozens of people last year.

17 Sep 2017

Week of clashes in eastern Ethiopia kill 50, displace 50,000 - officials

ADDIS ABABA Clashes along the border of Ethiopia's Oromiya and Somali regions have displaced around 50,000 people, a senior regional official said on Sunday, in violence that has prompted the government to send the military in.

04 Sep 2017

Saudi Arabia should fund all humanitarian aid to Yemen: WFP

ADDIS ABABA A top United Nations official said Saudi Arabia alone should fund steps to tackle widespread disease and hunger besetting Yemen, where the kingdom has been leading a military campaign for two and a half years.

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.

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