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Magufuli Maintains Cabinet As He Commences New Term

Last month, he reappointed Philip Mpango as finance chief and Palamagamba Kabudi continued as foreign minister.

Tanzanian President John Magufuli reappointed Doto Biteko as his mining minister in cabinet postings following his re-election in October.

Medard Kalemani retained his role of energy minister, State House Chief Secretary John Kijazi announced on the state’s Tanzania Broadcasting Corp. on Saturday.

Magufuli, who won a second five-year term, left several key ministerial posts unchanged. Last month, he reappointed Philip Mpango as finance chief and Palamagamba Kabudi continued as foreign minister.

Tanzania is Africa’s fourth-largest gold producer, with miners including Barrick Gold Corp. operating there. The East African country also has an estimated 57.5 trillion cubic feet of natural gas reserves.