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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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17 Jan 2018

President says Ghana's economy back on track

ACCRA Ghana's economy is rebounding and the major commodity exporter is poised to wean itself off bailouts through sustained fiscal discipline and a battle against corruption, President Nana Akufo-Addo said on Wednesday.

05 Jan 2018

A deputy governor of the Bank of Ghana resigns

ACCRA, Jan 5 A Bank of Ghana deputy governor has resigned, citing personal reasons but also saying his resignation was "in the broader interest." Johnson Asiama, 49, was appointed in April 2016 to a four-year term as second deputy governor -- the third highest position -- by former President John Mahama, who lost an election to main opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo in December 2016.

27 Dec 2017

Ghana Stock Exchange says three firms on delisting watch list

ACCRA, Dec 27 The Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) has put on its watch list three distressed companies including Cocoa Processing Company (CPC) for possible delisting if their financials do not improve by the end of May, the exchange said on Wednesday.

30 Nov 2017

Ghana raises 5.3 bln cedis ($1.16 bln) in multiple bonds to refinance debt

ACCRA, Nov 30 Ghana sold 5.29 billion cedis ($1.16 bln) worth of long-term bonds on Thursday, dominated by re-openings of previous bond issues by the major commodity exporter to help restructure its high public debt, lead arrangers said.

13 Nov 2017

Ghana opens talks with Exxon on deepwater drilling contract

ACCRA Ghana has opened talks with Exxon Mobil Corp to allow the U.S. oil firm to undertake deepwater exploration off its coast, a deputy energy minister said on Monday.

01 Nov 2017

Ghana's Cocobod says clearing debts after wasteful spending

ACCRA, Nov 1 Ghana's cocobod has initiated reforms to clear its debts of up to 19.6 billion cedis ($4.45 bln) resulting from bloated contracts and wasteful expenditure by previous managers, the chief executive said on Wednesday.

08 Oct 2017

Ghana fuel site blast kills at least seven, injures dozens

ACCRA At least seven people were killed and dozens injured, mostly suffering burns, after a huge explosion at a fuel distribution site in Ghana's capital, local authorities said on Sunday.

08 Oct 2017

Gas explosion rocks Ghana's capital Accra, causing fatalities - government

ACCRA A natural gas station in Ghana's capital Accra exploded on Saturday evening, killing an unknown number of people, a government official said. | Video

23 Sep 2017

Court ruling favours Ghana in ocean border dispute with Ivory Coast

DAKAR/ACCRA The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea on Saturday drew an ocean boundary favouring Ghana in a dispute with its neighbour Ivory Coast, opening the way for development drilling to resume on Ghana's multi-billion dollar TEN deepwater oil and gas project.

30 Aug 2017

IMF approves one-year extension of Ghana aid program

ACCRA The International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved an extension of an aid package for Ghana initially worth $918 million that will see the program continue for an extra year beyond its original April 2018 end date, it said on Wednesday.

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