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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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Suicide bomber kills at least 18 at police academy in Somalia's capital

MOGADISHU A suicide bomber disguised as a policeman blew himself up inside a police training camp in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Thursday and killed at least 18 officers, officials said.

06 Nov 2017

Somalia's Islamist insurgency executes four men accused of spying

Somalia's Islamist al Shabaab insurgency shot four men accused of spying on Monday in a public execution which underscored the insurgents' control of swathes of the country's southern region even as the government girds up for an offensive against them.

29 Oct 2017

At least 29 dead after Islamist attack on Somali hotel

MOGADISHU An Islamist attack on a hotel in Mogadishu ended on Sunday after 29 people were killed during a siege lasting nearly 12 hours, police said, prompting the government to sack two top security officials over their failure to stop repeated attacks.

29 Sep 2017

Militants attack Somali military base, kill at least 15

MOGADISHU Al Shabaab fighters killed at least 15 soldiers in an attack on a military base near Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, the militant group and Somali officials said on Friday.

16 Sep 2017

Nine killed in fighting between different branches of Somali government forces - police

MOGADISHU Fighting between the military and police backed by intelligence forces killed nine people in the Somali capital on Saturday, police said.

11 Sep 2017

Somali army repels al Shabaab after attack, at least 17 killed

MOGADISHU Somali government forces have regained control of a town on the border with Kenya after al Shabaab militants stormed an army base there on Monday, causing heavy clashes in which at least 17 people died, the military said.

01 Sep 2017

Somali government: 10 civilians were killed in joint Somali-U.S. raid

MOGADISHU Somali government officials said on Thursday that 10 men and boys killed in a joint U.S.-Somali raid were civilians and that blood money will be paid to the families. | Video

15 Aug 2017

Former senior al Shabaab leader says militants should leave group

MOGADISHU The one-time deputy leader of Somali Islamist militants al Shabaab called on Tuesday for others to quit the group following his defection to the government side in Mogadishu.

31 Jul 2017

African Union troops ambushed in Somalia, official says 24 dead

MOGADISHU Fighting between al Shabaab fighters and Somali government troops and African Union peacekeepers killed 24 people on Sunday, a regional official said, with the Islamist militants putting the death toll higher.

30 Jul 2017

Car bomb in Somali capital Mogadishu kills six, 20 wounded - police officer

MOGADISHU A car bomb explosion in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday killed six and wounded 20 others and the death toll was likely to rise, a police officer said.

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