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Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala

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

Sep 20 2017

Tanzania shuts down another 'days numbered' newspaper

DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania's government has closed a critical newspaper for the second time in three months, banning the weekly MwanaHalisi for two years after accusing it of inciting violence.

Sep 20 2017

Tanzania orders wall built around tanzanite mines to end illegal trade

DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania's president ordered the military on Wednesday to build walls around its tanzanite mines and directed the central bank to buy the precious stone to boost reserves - the latest twist in a spat with mining firms over alleged tax evasion.

Sep 15 2017

Tanzania charges officials with economic sabotage over seized diamonds

DAR ES SALAAM Tanzanian prosecutors charged two government officials on Friday with economic sabotage after they were accused of undervaluing an export-bound consignment of diamonds seized from a mine majority owned by London-listed Petra Diamonds.

Sep 07 2017

Vocal critic of Tanzanian president seriously hurt in gun attack

DAR ES SALAAM Tanzanian opposition lawmaker Tundu Lissu, a fierce critic of President John Magufuli's government, was seriously wounded in a gun attack on Thursday, police and party officials said.

Aug 31 2017

Tanzania invites bids for hydropower project in game reserve

DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania has invited bids to build a 2,100-megawatt (MW) hydroelectric plant in a World Heritage site renowned for its animal populations, despite opposition from conservationists to the long-delayed project.

Aug 24 2017

Tanzanian court starts trial of co-founders of whistleblower website

DAR ES SALAAM A Tanzanian court on Thursday began hearing a case against two co-founders of a whistleblower website who are charged with obstructing justice by refusing to reveal the identities of users who post details of suspected corrupt officials.

Aug 15 2017

Vodacom Tanzania's shares rise 6 pct on first day of trading

DAR ES SALAAM, Aug 15 Shares in Vodacom Tanzania Plc, part of South Africa's Vodacom Group, rose nearly 6 percent above their issue price in their debut on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange on Tuesday.

Aug 13 2017

Gates foundation to spend over $300 million in Tanzania in 2017

DAR ES SALAAM Bill Gates has told Reuters his foundation plans to spend more than $300 million in Tanzania this year on public health and poverty reduction programs.

Aug 07 2017

Tanzania's Magufuli rejects calls to extend rule beyond two-term limit

DAR ES SALAAM Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Monday rejected calls from some of his supporters to extend his rule beyond the constitutional limit of two, five-year terms, bucking a trend in the region.

Jul 31 2017

Tanzania and Barrick start talks to resolve Acacia row

DAR ES SALAAM The Tanzanian government and Barrick Gold have started talks to resolve a tax dispute involving the Canadian company's subsidiary Acacia Mining, the president's office said on Monday.


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