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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

Jun 23 2018

Tanzania raises $20 million from maiden wireless spectrum auction

DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania has raised $20 million from a local subsidiary of South Africa's Vodacom Group and another telecoms firm in the country's first broadband spectrum auction that will help operators meet growing demand for high-speed networks. 

Jun 11 2018

Tanzania orders all unregistered bloggers to take down their sites

DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania ordered all unregistered bloggers and online forums on Monday to suspend their websites immediately or face criminal prosecution, as critics accuse the government of tightening control of internet content.

Jun 06 2018

Tanzania charges telecoms executives with fraud in tax evasion crackdown

DAR ES SALAAM, June 6 Tanzanian prosecutors on Wednesday charged two chief executives of mobile phone companies and four other suspects with fraud as part of a crackdown against tax evasion in the East African nation.

Jun 01 2018

Tanzania to issue mining licences through cabinet approval

DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania will issue large-scale mining licences only after cabinet approval, a senior official said on Friday, part of new measures aimed at further tightening control of the industry.

May 29 2018

Tanzania government wins court case to impose online regulations

DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania's government won a court case on Tuesday against bloggers and activists who sought to block the enforcement of tough, new online content regulations that require them to be registered and declare their financial backers.

May 16 2018

Tanzania's central bank approves merger of two state-owned banks

DAR ES SALAAM, May 16 Tanzania's central bank said on Wednesday it has approved the merger of two small state banks, Twiga Bancorp and TPB Bank PLC, as part of a plan to improve financial stability and reduce the number of state-run lenders.

May 12 2018

Tanzania cancels license of Barrick, Glencore nickel project

DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania has revoked a retention license for an undeveloped nickel project jointly owned by Barrick Gold Corp and London-listed miner Glencore Plc as part of enforcement of a new mining regime.

Apr 26 2018

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.


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