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October 7, 2010

An article that highlights the actions of EG Justice to pressure UNESCO to discontinue its affiliation with the Obiang Nguema Mbasogo Prize for Research in the Life Sciences.

October 12, 2010

A blog that highlights the hypocrisy of the UNESCO-Obiang Nguema Mbasogo Prize for Research in the Life Sciences.

October 12, 2010

An international rights agency says African leaders are calling on UNESCO to cancel a prize named for the president of Equatorial Guinea.

October 13, 2010

An article that highlights the efforts of human rights groups and prominent Africans to pressure UNESCO to drop its affiliation with the Unesco-Obiang Nguema Mbasogo Prize for Research in the Life Sciences.

Desmond Tutu
August 1, 2010

A letter from Archbishop Desmond Tutu to Equatoguinean President Teodoro Obiang, asking the latter to follow through on his pledged commitments to reform and sustainable development.

Desmond Tutu
June 11, 2010

A letter from Archbishop Desmond Tutu to members of UNESCO’s executive board, asking them to reconsider UNESCO's affiliation with the UNESCO-Obiang Nguema Mbasogo International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences

July 19, 2010

The latest five-point reform package announced in a speech by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema in South Africa on June 28 purported to outline major improvements for the country and followed several comparable statements delivered in Equatorial Guinea. This package should be seen as the Obiang regime’s response to the termination of its candidate status in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in April and as a tacit recognition that a harsh spotlight will continue to be put on its record of corruption and repression unless it can acknowledge the need for change.

June 15, 2010

UNESCO’s decision today to delay awarding a controversial prize named after and funded by the dictator of Equatorial Guinea is a positive initial step, civil society groups said.

August 12, 2010

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization should cancel the Obiang Prize at its next session in October 2010, EG Justice and 95 partner groups said in a letter sent to UNESCO Executive Board members today.

June 14, 2010

This weekend many African scholars, professionals, and individuals contacted UNESCO to express their opposition to the UNESCO-Obiang prize and call for its cancelation.

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