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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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14 Dec 2017

Angola's Lourenço offers ultimatum for repatriation of funds

LUANDA, Dec 14 Angola's President João Lourenço has told Angolans to repatriate funds illegally held abroad in coming months or risk prosecution, in a bid to spur domestic investment and combat corruption.

23 Nov 2017

How 'princess' of Angola lost her oil crown

LUANDA/LONDON On Oct. 6, with the dust still settling on Angola's first change of power in 38 years, new President João Lourenço sat down with international oil majors at the presidential palace in Luanda.

15 Nov 2017

Angola president dismisses Sonangol chair Isabel dos Santos

LUANDA Angolan President Joao Lourenco dismissed Isabel dos Santos as chair of the state oil company Sonangol on Wednesday, in a dramatic move against the family of the former president.

27 Oct 2017

Angola's new president takes surprise steps to rein in dos Santos

LUANDA Angola’s new President João Lourenço is making swift moves to wrest power from his predecessor Jose Eduardo dos Santos, pushing out some of his key allies and vowing to combat monopolies controlled by a family that has run Angola for four decades.

26 Sep 2017

Angola’s first new president in 38 years vows to fight graft

LUANDA Angola's first new president in almost four decades vowed to rebuild an economy devastated by falling oil prices and fight corruption at his inauguration on Tuesday.

26 Sep 2017

Angola’s first new president in 38 years vows to fight graft

LUANDA, Sept 26 Angola's first new president in almost four decades vowed to rebuild an economy devastated by falling oil prices and fight corruption at his inauguration on Tuesday.

21 Sep 2017

As Congo refugees pour over border, Angola's backing for Kabila in doubt

DUNDO, Angola Captured by militia and accused of being married to a Congolese government official, Kimpanga Caro could smell the fire she was told would be used to burn her decapitated head to ash.

09 Sep 2017

Angola's opposition appeals election results

LUANDA Angola's main opposition party has appealed to the constitutional court to annul the results of last month's election, which gave a landslide victory to the ruling MPLA, arguing the electoral process failed to comply with the law.

06 Sep 2017

Angola's ruling MPLA wins election with 61 pct of vote: electoral commission

LUANDA Angola's ruling MPLA party has won a general election by taking 61.07 percent of the vote, the electoral commission said on Wednesday, making João Lourenço the next president of sub-Saharan Africa’s third-largest economy.

26 Aug 2017

Explain your results, beaten Angola party head tells electoral commission

LUANDA The leader of Angola’s main opposition party called on the country's electoral commission on Saturday to explain how it compiled provisional election results giving the ruling MPLA party a landslide victory.

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