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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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12 Nov 2017

South Sudan withdraws troops surrounding ex-military chief's house

WASHINGTON D.C South Sudan has withdrawn troops and armoured vehicles surrounding the former army chief's house, a military spokesman said Sunday, ending a weeklong standoff that raised fears of clashes in the war-torn country's capital.

10 Nov 2017

Little hope of peace talks as renewed fighting looms in South Sudan

KAMPALA As fresh fighting looms in South Sudan with the onset of the dry season, there is little chance of peace talks to end a war that has already killed tens of thousands of people and created Africa's largest refugee crisis, diplomats and analysts said.

08 Nov 2017

Hungry South Sudanese refugees risk death in return home for food

PALORINYA, Uganda Oliver Wani found sanctuary from South Sudan's civil war in a Ugandan refugee camp. But when the food ran out, he returned home only to be killed in the conflict he had fled.

07 Nov 2017

South Sudan commander defects to rebels amid showdown with ex-army chief

MOYO, Uganda A South Sudanese military commander said he had defected with more than 200 soldiers to the country's largest rebel group, amid a showdown between President Salva Kiir and his former military chief.

25 Oct 2017

Victims of South Sudan attack on aid workers start testifying from U.S.

KAMPALA Foreign victims of an attack on aid workers in South Sudan began giving testimony via video link from the United States on Wednesday in the trial of government soldiers accused of murder and gang rape.

19 Oct 2017

South Sudan rebel groups clash, at least three dead

KAMPALA South Sudanese rebel groups fought each other this week in a strategic area near the Ugandan border leaving at least three dead, rebels said.

16 Oct 2017

South Sudan opposition groups meet in Kenya to 'harmonise voices'

KAMPALA South Sudanese opposition groups tried to forge a united front on Monday ahead of an expected resumption of peace talks, in the first such meeting since the start of their country's civil war nearly four years ago, attendees told Reuters.

28 Aug 2017

U.N. moves to protect South Sudan civilians after years of criticism

KAMPALA United Nations peacekeepers in South Sudan are moving more aggressively to protect civilians caught in the country's four-year civil war, after years of criticism for failures that led to the sacking of the mission's military chief last year.

19 Aug 2017

Armed group in Uganda briefly abduct South Sudanese rebel, he says

KAMPALA, Aug 19 Armed civilians briefly abducted a South Sudanese rebel spokesman in Uganda and told him to stop talking to the media, two rebel officials said on Saturday.

17 Aug 2017

Uganda struggles to cope as one million South Sudanese refugees pour in

BUSIA, Uganda The number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda hit one million on Thursday, the United Nations said, as hundreds of desperate families pour across the border every day seeking a haven from the civil war.

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