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Afrol News
June 15, 2010

After protests from more than 200 human rights organizations and governments, UNESCO has decided to delay the use of President Obiang's money.

October 11, 2010

We, the undersigned Equatoguinean citizens, jointly with the undersigned laureates, scholars, scientists, cultural figures, human rights defenders, and other concerned individuals and organizations from across the African continent, are writing to urge you to cancel the UNESCO-Obiang Nguema Mbasogo International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences.

Amnesty International
January 1, 2010

Written statements by Amnesty International that were submitted to the Human Rights Council wherein Equatorial Guinea is a subcategory within the report. Amnesty International details their reactions to the report by the special rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment while on his visit to Equatorial Guinea, while similarly offering the government of Equatorial Guinea a list of recommendations on how to improve.

October 19, 2010

Independent global report reveals how Equatorial Guinea could improve transparency quickly with little cost or effort.

December 11, 2010

During this holiday season, we send you our warmest greetings and gratitude for the remarkable gains you and other supporters of EG Justice have enabled us to accomplish this past year.

March 4, 2010

A petition to cancelar the UNESCO-Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, signed by 199 individuals.

Harper's
Ken Silverstein
June 2, 2010

In the face of intense pressure from human rights and advocacy groups and a barrage of bad publicity, the lunkheads who run UNESCO are apparently reconsidering their decision to allow a corrupt dictator to endow a prize in his own name.

The New York Times
Steven Erlanger
June 6, 2010

A new international prize for scientific achievement lavishly financed by one of Africa’s most infamous dictators has placed Unesco and its new director general in a delicate bind.

June 8, 2010

An op-ed written by Tutu Alicante, published in Project Syndicate

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