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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LUANDA A front page complains that the city traffic lights do not work, audiences laugh a little louder at risky political gags, and a policeman admits mistakes were made. After decades of iron rule in Angola, there are signs of a softer touch.
LUANDA People involved in an alleged scheme to defraud Angola's government laid out plans to secure as much as $1.5 billion (£1.06 billion), the finance ministry said on Monday, three times the amount previously mentioned by authorities.
LUANDA/LONDON The $500 million at the center of an alleged fraud involving the son of Angola's former president was transferred out of a Standard Chartered account held by Angola's central bank, the British bank told Reuters on Wednesday.
LUANDA/LONDON, March 28 The $500 million at the centre of an alleged fraud involving the son of Angola's former president was transferred out of a Standard Chartered account held by Angola's central bank, the British bank told Reuters on Wednesday.
OKANAUTONI, Angola Apart from a few packs of medicine and plastic jars, the shelves at the Okanautoni health centre in southern Angola are bare and lack basic drugs for saving lives.
LUANDA Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA) said on Monday $500 million frozen in the UK as part of an ongoing investigation into a potential fraud against Angola's central bank can be returned to the southern African country.
LONDON/LUANDA Angolan state oil company Sonangol awarded its rare refined products buy tender to Glencore and Total , Sonangol said on Friday, cutting out long-time supplier Trafigura.
LUANDA Angola's economic growth prospects are on the rise as higher oil prices and sounder policies under President Joao Lourenco bring greater stability to Africa's second biggest crude exporter, the International Monetary Fund said on Friday.
LUANDA Angolan prosecutors have charged former central bank governor, Valter Filipe da Silva, in relation to an alleged $500 million fraud attempted against the Angolan government last year, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday.
LUANDA, March 5 Isabel dos Santos, daughter of Angola's former president, has denied allegations of suspicious activity during her tenure as head of state oil firm Sonangol made by the current chair of the company, describing them as "slanderous".
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