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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

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Tanzanian anti-government protests flop as Magufuli calls for peace

DAR ES SALAAM Tanzanians largely ignored on Thursday a U.S.-based activist's call to stage nationwide protests against President John Magufuli's government.

Apr 25 2018

Tanzania police threaten to beat protesters 'like stray dogs' to halt demos

DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania deployed heavily armed police officers across major towns and cities on Wednesday in a bid to block anti-government protests called by a U.S.-based Tanzanian social media activist.

Apr 24 2018

Tanzania sets two-week deadline for bloggers amid internet crackdown

DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania's communications regulator has given bloggers two weeks to register their platforms under strict new online content rules, amid concerns that the government is cracking down on internet users.

Apr 24 2018

Tanzania sets two-week deadline for bloggers amid internet crackdown

DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania's communications regulator has given bloggers two weeks to register their platforms under strict new online content rules, amid concerns that the government is cracking down on internet users.

Apr 17 2018

Popular Tanzanian singer arrested in latest internet crackdown

DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania briefly detained two musicians, including one of the country's most popular singers, after they posted video clips deemed obscene by the authorities, in the latest crackdown on social media users.

Apr 13 2018

Tanzania seeks consultancy service provider for delayed LNG project

DAR ES SALAAM, April 13 Tanzania has invited bids for consultancy services to help the government conclude negotiations with a group of international oil firms on a deal for the construction of a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant.

Feb 26 2018

Tanzania opposition MP jailed for five months for insulting president

DAR ES SALAAM A court in Tanzania sentenced two opposition leaders to five months in prison on Monday for insulting President John Magufuli, a decision likely to fuel criticism that authorities are undermining democracy and stifling free speech.

Feb 23 2018

Five more charged in Tanzania for murder of anti-poaching activist

DAR ES SALAAM Five more suspects were charged in a Tanzanian court on Friday for the murder of prominent conservationist Wayne Lotter, bringing to eight the total number of people arraigned over the killing.

Feb 14 2018

Tanzania police probe death of opposition campaigner

DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania's police said on Wednesday they were investigating the death of an opposition campaigner in the country's commercial capital, while dissidents said the killing showed politically motivated attacks were continuing.

Jan 19 2018

Magufuli bans registration of foreign ships in Tanzania, orders probe

DAR ES SALAAM Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday put a temporary ban on the registration of foreign ships in the country and ordered over 400 vessels to be investigated for allegations of involvement in criminal activity.

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