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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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16 May 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.

12 May 2018

Tanzania cancels licence of Barrick, Glencore nickel project

DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania has revoked a retention licence 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.

26 Apr 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.

25 Apr 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.

24 Apr 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.

24 Apr 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.

17 Apr 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.

13 Apr 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.

26 Feb 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.

23 Feb 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.

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