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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

Nov 13 2017

Tanzania investigates ex-minister days after he joins opposition

DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania's tourism minister ordered a corruption investigation into his predecessor on Monday, just two weeks after the former post-holder quit the ruling party and joined the opposition.

Nov 11 2017

Head of East Africa's regional bloc condemns ICC Burundi investigation

DAR ES SALAAM Two East African presidents on Saturday condemned a decision by the International Criminal Court to open a war crimes investigation into Burundi, saying it undermined regional peace initiatives.

Nov 06 2017

Tanzania challenges seizure of aircraft in Canada over debt

DAR ES SALAAM, Nov 6 Tanzania is mounting a legal challenge against a construction firm's seizure of one of the country's new commercial planes in Canada as compensation for a disputed contract, President John Magufuli said on Monday.

Oct 30 2017

Senior Tanzania ruling party MP quits, cites democracy concerns

DAR ES SALAAM A senior Tanzanian politician quit the ruling party on Monday complaining of human rights abuses and a weakening of democracy in the east African nation, in a move political analysts said could trigger a wave of defections to opposition parties.

Oct 25 2017

Activists ask Tanzanian leader to tackle human rights in talks with Barrick

DAR ES SALAAM, Oct 25 Human rights groups asked Tanzania's president on Wednesday to address allegations of rights abuses at Acacia Mining's North Mara gold mine in talks under way with the firm's parent company, according to a letter seen by Reuters.

Oct 19 2017

Barrick strikes deal with Tanzania to settle tax dispute

DAR ES SALAAM/TORONTO Barrick Gold said on Thursday that its African subsidiary Acacia Mining would pay $300 million (228.07 million pounds) and split 'economic benefits' from operations with Tanzania under a deal proposed to resolve a months-long dispute.

Oct 07 2017

Tanzanian president splits energy and mining in ministry shake-up

DAR ES SALAAM, Oct 7 Tanzanian president John Magufuli split the energy and minerals ministry in two and appointed heads for the new ministries on Saturday, five months after sacking the previous minister.

Oct 04 2017

Tanzanian president discloses salary, one of lowest among African leaders

DAR ES SALAAM Tanzanian President John Magufuli has revealed he earns a salary of 9 million Tanzanian shillings ($4,000) per month, making him one of the lowest paid African leaders as he pursues a much-criticized policy of deep public spending cuts.

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.

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