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October 21, 2010

UNESCO Suspends Dictator Prize After Global Protest. EG Justice and its partners welcomed UNESCO’s decision to suspend the prize funded by President Obiang.

October 21, 2010

An article that highlights a high profile letter sent by more than 100 African scholars and human rights activists calling on UNESCO to cancel the UNESCO-Obiang Prize for the Life Sciences.

August 23, 2010

An article that speculates that the African Union might consider taking on the Obiang Nguema Mbasogo International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences if UNESCO decides to discontinue its affiliation with the prize.

August 22, 2010

An article that summarizes the August 2010 executions of four former army officers shortly after being sentenced to death by a military tribunal in Equatorial Guinea for their alleged involvement in an attack on the presidential palace in 2009.

October 21, 2010

The United Nations cultural organization UNESCO bowed to pressure from anti-corruption campaigners and suspended a science prize named after Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema.

January 1, 2010

Equatorial Guinea has made no substantive progress on budget transparency since 2008, the first year the country was included in the Index.  In 2010, Equatorial Guinea matched its 2008 score of zero (out of 100) in the Index, while the global average score was 42.

December 11, 2010

EG Justice and its partners submitted reports and intervened with corresponding statements at the United Nations Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review of Equatorial Guinea in Geneva.

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.

October 5, 2010

Human rights organizations, including EG Justice, call on UNESCO to cancel the UNESCO-Obiang Nguema Mbasogo International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences.

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