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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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14 Feb 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.

19 Jan 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.

29 Dec 2017

Tanzania threatens to de-register churches who rap president from pulpit

DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania has threatened to revoke the registration of religious organisations that "mix religion and politics" after a cleric criticised President John Magufuli's leadership in a Christmas sermon.

13 Dec 2017

IMF urges Tanzania to reform and spend to stem economic slowdown

DAR ES SALAAM, Dec 13 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) called on Tanzania to speed up reforms and spend more to prevent a slowdown in one of the world's fastest growing economies.

13 Nov 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.

11 Nov 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.

06 Nov 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.

30 Oct 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.

30 Oct 2017

Senior Tanzania ruling party MP quits, cites democracy concerns

DAR ES SALAAM, Oct 30 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.

25 Oct 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.

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