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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 Feb 2018

Ethiopia says state of emergency will last six months

ADDIS ABABA A state of emergency imposed in Ethiopia a day after the prime minister resigned will last for six months, the defense minister said on Saturday, as authorities sought to tamp down unrest in Africa's second most populous nation.

20 Feb 2018

Ethiopia declares state of emergency after PM's resignation

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia announced a state of emergency on Friday, a day after the prime minister resigned, as pressure mounted on the country's ruling coalition.

16 Feb 2018

Ethiopia government has lost authority, all parties must help guide reforms - opposition

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia's ruling coalition has lost its authority and all parties must help map the country's future, an opposition leader said on Friday, suggesting political tensions in Africa's second most populous country are unlikely to ease soon.

16 Feb 2018

Ethiopia declares state of emergency

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia announced a state of emergency on Friday after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Thursday announced his intention to step down amid a political crisis in the Horn of Africa country.

15 Feb 2018

Ethiopia's prime minister resigns to smooth path for political reform

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn suddenly resigned on Thursday in what he described as a bid to smooth reforms, following years of violent unrest that threatened the ruling party's hold on Africa's second most populous nation. | Video

14 Feb 2018

Ethiopia frees journalist jailed since 2011

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia freed a journalist on Wednesday who had been jailed since 2011 on terrorism charges, the latest in a raft of releases of prisoners aimed at calming unrest that has plagued the country since 2015.

13 Feb 2018

Ethiopia frees opposition leader amid protests

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia released a senior opposition leader from prison on Tuesday and dropped all charges against him, a day after demonstrators blocked roads and staged rallies in several towns to protest against his incarceration.

08 Feb 2018

Ethiopia pardons 746 prisoners, including journalist, dissident

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia will release 746 more prisoners, including a journalist and a senior opposition official who were jailed for conspiracy to commit terrorist acts, the attorney general's office said on Thursday.

05 Feb 2018

Ethiopia sentences opposition leader to six months in jail for contempt of court

ADDIS ABABA An Ethiopian court sentenced a senior opposition leader to six months in jail for contempt of court on Monday because he raised his hand when addressed by the judge rather than standing, his lawyer said.

31 Jan 2018

Letter from Trump prompts African leaders to refrain from criticising him

ADDIS ABABA African leaders say they have decided to refrain from issuing a resolution to criticise Donald Trump's alleged reference to their nations as "shithole countries" because the U.S. president sent them a letter expressing respect for the continent.

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