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Equatorial Guinea held a referendum on constitutional changes on Sunday which rights groups said were an attempt by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo to strengthen his 32-year grip on power in the central African oil producer.
Equatorial Guinea's proposed constitutional changes are on course to be approved after virtually all the results from 60 percent of the polling stations were in favour, according to a government statement on Monday.
The Executive Board of UNESCO should consider whether it can afford to award a prize named in honor of President Obiang, under investigation for corruption and considered by many to be a dictator.
The Reuters article provides a history of Equatorial Guinea while noting the money that the government is spending on the Summit while neglecting giving aid to the country's poor. EG Justice is highlighted as a human rights organization dedicated to ensuring justice for people within the country.
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