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May 11, 2011

EG Justice and other civil society organizations today credited UNESCO’s Executive Board for soundly rejecting a petition by the government of Equatorial Guinea to reinstate a prize funded by and named after its president, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. 

January 31, 2011

The African Union’s decision to appoint Teodoro Obiang, the long-serving president of Equatorial Guinea, as its next chairperson places pressure on the Equatoguinean government to fulfill its obligations to the African Union and other multilateral organizations regarding democracy, human rights, social justice, and corruption, EG Justice said today.

October 19, 2010

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

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.

March 8, 2011

As the world today celebrates the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, President Teodoro Obiang of Equatorial Guinea, the new Chair of the African Union, should apply to his own country the principles that the African Union has outlined to guarantee equal rights for women, EG Justice said today. Women in Equatorial Guinea continue to be underserved by the education system, underrepresented in the workforce, and many lack access to affordable health care.

October 21, 2010

EG Justice and its partners welcomed UNESCO’s decision today to suspend, indefinitely, the prize funded by and named after President Obiang of Equatorial Guinea. The groups reaffirmed their call for UNESCO to ultimately abolish the award.

February 5, 2010

EG Justice welcomes the findings of the US Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations' hearing on foreign corruption in finance in the United States.

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