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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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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.

07 Oct 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.

04 Oct 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.

04 Oct 2017

Tanzanian president discloses salary, one of lowest among African leaders

DAR ES SALAAM, Oct 4 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-criticised policy of deep public spending cuts.

21 Sep 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.

20 Sep 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.

20 Sep 2017

Tanzania shuts down another "days numbered" newspaper

DAR ES SALAAM, Sept 20 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.

15 Sep 2017

Tanzania charges officials with economic sabotage over seized diamonds

DAR ES SALAAM Tanzanian prosecutors charged two government officials on Friday with economic sabotage after they were accused of undervaluing an export-bound consignment of diamonds seized from a mine majority owned by London-listed Petra Diamonds.

15 Sep 2017

Tanzania charges officials with economic sabotage over seized diamonds

DAR ES SALAAM, Sept 15 Tanzanian prosecutors charged two government officials on Friday with economic sabotage after they were accused of undervaluing an export-bound consignment of diamonds seized from a mine majority owned by London-listed Petra Diamonds.

07 Sep 2017

Vocal critic of Tanzanian president seriously hurt in gun attack

DAR ES SALAAM Tanzanian opposition lawmaker Tundu Lissu, a fierce critic of President John Magufuli's government, was seriously wounded in a gun attack on Thursday, police and party officials said.

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