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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

10 Sep 2018

Suicide car bomb kills at least six in Somali capital

MOGADISHU A suicide car bomb rammed into a local government office in Somalia's capital on Monday, killing at least six people in an attack claimed by al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab. | Video

05 Sep 2018

Somali militants kill soldiers, kidnap scores of elders

MOGADISHU Gunmen from Somalia's Al Shabaab group killed six people including at least four soldiers in the streets of the capital, a day after the Islamist movement kidnapped scores of elders in a central region, officials said.

07 Aug 2018

In Mogadishu, imported dairy cows jumpstart local milk industry

MOGADISHU Four Somali brothers have imported dozens of Holstein Friesian cows, the world's top milk producing breed, hoping the high-risk strategy can build the war-torn country's dairy industry from scratch.

05 Aug 2018

Suicide bomb attack kills at least three Somali soldiers outside Mogadishu

MOGADISHU At least three Somali soldiers were killed in a suicide bomb attack in Afgoye district, a town 30 km to the north west of the capital Mogadishu, police and militants said.

20 Jul 2018

Al Shabaab captures strategic town in Somalia's Puntland

BOSASO Somalia's Islamist militant group al Shabaab has captured a small but strategic town 100 km (60 miles) south of Bosaso city in the semi-autonomous Puntland region, a military officer, al Shabaab and residents said on Friday.

07 Jul 2018

Al Shabaab fighters attack Somalia police HQ after twin bombings

MOGADISHU At least five people were killed and 21 wounded on Saturday when militants from Somalia's al Shabaab group set off two bombs in central Mogadishu and stormed a government building. | Video

02 Jun 2018

Al Shabaab fighters seize town in central Somalia: residents

MOGADISHU Somalia's militant Islamist group al Shabaab has retaken a small town in the center of the country after it was abandoned by government troops, residents said on Saturday.

09 May 2018

Somalia's al Shabaab stones to death woman accused of having multiple husbands

MOGADISHU Somalia's al Shabaab insurgents stoned to death on Wednesday a woman it accused of having multiple husbands, residents of a town in the south of the country said.

30 Apr 2018

Somalia’s former defense minister elected new speaker of parliament

MOGADISHU Somalia's parliament elected a former defense minister as its speaker on Monday.

25 Apr 2018

Exclusive: Weapons stolen from UAE training facility in Somalia, sold on open market

MOGADISHU At least 600 weapons were stolen in the past week from a former United Arab Emirates-run training centre in Somalia's capital Mogadishu and are for sale in the city, weapons dealers said on Wednesday.


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