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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

16 Aug 2018

Angola aims to boost oil output with new block sale agency

LUANDA, Aug 16 Angola will launch next year a new agency to handle oil concessions, the government said on Thursday, as President João Lourenço pushes ahead with reforms aimed at boosting production in Africa's second biggest oil industry.

25 Jul 2018

Beheadings in Mozambique mark Islamist threat in new gas frontier

CHITOLO, Mozambique Anastacio Talene Nakupenda woke to the sound of gunshots as a dozen men burst from dense forest to attack his remote Mozambican village, torching homes, stealing food and decapitating one of his neighbours.

29 Jun 2018

Exclusive - Angola plans rough diamond sale revamp to draw investment

LUANDA Angola plans a new system for selling rough diamonds as part of President João Lourenço's efforts to increase investment, production and government revenue, a draft decree shows.

11 Jun 2018

Exclusive - Angola's top diamond mine says underpricing has cost it almost $500 million

LUANDA Angola's Catoca, the world's fifth largest diamond mine, estimates it lost $464 million (347.3 million pounds) over the past six years due to a government-imposed marketing system that obliged it to sell production below international prices, a company presentation seen by Reuters showed.

29 May 2018

Angola names Bastos as suspect in fund investigation, state newspaper reports

LUANDA Angolan prosecutors named Jean-Claude Bastos, the head of an asset manager hired by Angola's sovereign wealth fund, as a suspect in a criminal investigation and banned him from leaving the country, Jornal de Angola reported on Tuesday.

29 May 2018

Angola names Bastos as suspect in fund investigation, state newspaper reports

LUANDA, May 29 Angolan prosecutors named Jean-Claude Bastos, the head of an asset manager hired by Angola's sovereign wealth fund, as a suspect in a criminal investigation and banned him from leaving the country, Jornal de Angola reported on Tuesday.

16 May 2018

Angola sovereign wealth fund takes battle to UK court - source

LUANDA Angola's sovereign wealth fund has applied to a UK court to order banks to reveal information, another move in its dispute with its former boss, the son of long-serving ex-leader Jose Eduardo dos Santos, and the asset managers hired under him.

19 Apr 2018

Angolans laugh a little louder as iron grip loosens

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.

09 Apr 2018

Alleged Angolan fraud scheme aimed to take $1.5 billion - finance ministry

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.

28 Mar 2018

Frozen $500 million in Angolan fraud probe came from central bank account with Standard Chartered

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.

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