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Agence France-Presse
July 16, 2012

On July 16, various NGOs, including EG Justice, denounced UNESCO's decision to award the controversial UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea prize.

Huffington Post
Friederike Roder and Joseph Kraus
July 16, 2012

Despite continuing questions regarding the source of its funding, the UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea prize, funded by President Teodoro Obiang, will be awarded on July 17. Meanwhile, his son is wanted in France for corruption and money laundering.

La Liberation
Sylvain Mouillard
July 17, 2012

After years of controversy, UNESCO will honor the first three winners of a prize financed by President Teodoro Obiang of Equatorial Guinea. Various NGOS have denounced the prize as “shameful.”

The Epoch Times
Jack Phillips
July 16, 2012

Human rights organizations panned the United Nations’ cultural arm, UNESCO, for awarding a prize sponsored by Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

Science Insider
Martin Enserink
July 16, 2012

Three researchers will be awarded the UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea Prize for Research in the Life Sciences on July 17 despite opposition to the award from a broad coalition of human rights organizations, scientists, and health experts.

All Gov
Noel Brinkerhoff
July 17, 2012

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) plans today to award a controversial prize funded by African dictator Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea.

Vivienne Walt
July 16, 2012

Wanted on money-laundering charges in France, Teodorin Nguema Obiang Mangue, son of the 70-year-old President of Equatorial Guinea, is the poster child of Africa's kleptocratic political elites. On July 13, French authorities issued a warrant for his arrest.

Agence France Press
July 16, 2012

Rights groups on Monday denounced UNESCO's plans to award a science prize financed by Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema as "shameful" and "utterly irresponsible".

July 16, 2012

Human rights groups have denounced plans by a UN agency to award a science prize sponsored by Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema.

Financial Times
Xan Rice
June 19, 2012

The son of Equatorial Guinea’s president spent $315m between 2004 and 2011 on mansions, cars, luxury goods and memorabilia, including Michael Jackson’s “white crystal-covered ‘Bad Tour’ glove”, according to the US department of justice.

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