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UNESCO's Executive Board voted to approve a renamed prize sponsored and funded by President Obiang.
A weekend referendum on constitutional changes that will allow Equatorial Guinea's president of three decades to pick his own successor was marred by intimidation and stuffed ballot boxes, a human rights group said Monday.
The fanfare of the African Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea masks the underlying problems of poverty and repression.
An opposition leader in Equatorial Guinea who was arrested and held for three days inside a prison was released late Friday.
Human rights groups say the U.N. cultural organization should reject a new bid to honor Equatorial Guinea's president with a prize in his name.
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