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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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18 Jan 2018

Britain says monitoring South Sudan peace violations, eyes penalties

JUBA Britain said it was closely monitoring a ceasefire agreed last month between South Sudan's warring parties and would work with regional partners to identify individuals guilty of violations and take action.

05 Jan 2018

Clashes break out near South Sudan capital in truce violation

JUBA Clashes have broken out near South Sudan's capital Juba between government troops and rebels, officials said on Friday, the latest violation of a ceasefire signed last month.

22 Dec 2017

South Sudan says president not connected to sanctioned businessman

JUBA South Sudan denied on Friday that a businessman sanctioned by the United States was an adviser to President Salva Kiir, and said the decision to blacklist him was based on misleading information.

20 Dec 2017

Kidnapped aid workers in South Sudan released: UN, rebels

JUBA Six aid workers kidnapped by rebels in South Sudan earlier this week have been released, according to the United Nations and a spokesman for the rebels.

08 Dec 2017

At least 45 killed in ethnic fighting in South Sudan: official

JUBA At least 45 people have died in fighting between ethnic groups in South Sudan's northern state of Western Lakes, a local official said, in a new source of violence in a country already devastated by a four-year civil war.

05 Dec 2017

South Sudan owes Sudan $1.3 billion from 2012 oil deal: official

JUBA South Sudan still owes neighboring Sudan $1.3 billion from a 2012 deal that ended a dispute over oil payments between the two nations, the deputy finance minister told Reuters before he was sacked last week.

05 Dec 2017

South Sudan owes Sudan $1.3 billion from 2012 oil deal - official

JUBA, Dec 5 South Sudan still owes neighbouring Sudan $1.3 billion from a 2012 deal that ended a dispute over oil payments between the two nations, the deputy finance minister told Reuters before he was sacked last week.

29 Nov 2017

Tribal militia kill 43 in South Sudan's Jonglei state, abduct women, children

JUBA A tribal militia killed at least 43 people in South Sudan's Jonglei state, local officials said on Wednesday, extending a spate of tit-for-tat revenge killings.

23 Nov 2017

Fighting between rebel and army kills 27 in South Sudan

Juba Twenty-seven people were killed when rebels attacked government forces in South Sudan, a local government official said on Thursday.

20 Oct 2017

South Sudan commander on trial for rape, murder of aid workers found dead

JUBA A South Sudanese army commander on trial for his role in an attack on aid workers has been found dead in military custody, an army spokesman said on Friday.

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