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IQ4 News
Yemisi Akinbobola
November 4, 2011

Human Rights Watch and EG Justice have called for the government of Equatorial Guinea to release an opposition party member and civil society activist arrested on November 1, 2011.

Le Monde
Anthony Hernandez
January 25, 2012

President Teodoro Obiang is using Equatorial Guinea as a host of the Africa Cup of Nations to have international recognition despite the constant human rights violations, and politic situation of this country.   

Mail & Guardian Online
Tutu Alicante
January 25, 2012

President Teodoro Obiang is diverting Equatorial Guinea's finite resources away from fighting poverty and inequality to host a football tournament despite the fact that people still lack running water, electricity or functioning hospitals.

EG Justice
Joseph Kraus
September 27, 2011

The UNESCO-Obiang Prize, with the stated goal of recognizing “scientific achievements that improve the quality of human life,” is back on the agenda. The record of President Obiang’s regime, however, stands in sharp contrast to the lofty aims of the proposed prize, and UNESCO should reject it again.

EG Justice
June 23, 2011

An open letter to African Union Commission Chairperson Jean Ping expressing disappointment at the lack of civil society participation at the African Union Summit. 

Liberaleren
Per Aage Pleym Christensen
May 8, 2012

An interview with Tutu Alicante about his presentation at the Oslo Freedom Forum on repression, corruption, and poverty in Equatorial Guinea.

Jeune Afrique
Laurent de Saint Périer
March 9, 2012

The UNESCO prize funded by the Obiang Nguema Mbasogo Foundation for the Preservation of Life was finally approved last Friday March 8.

RFI
Laura Angela Bagnetto
March 9, 2012

The UN’s educational, scientific and cultural agency, has adopted the resolution and ratified the award of a controversial prize despite long-standing criticism from rights groups.

ScienceInsider
Jop de Vrieze
March 6, 2012

With just days to go before the Executive Board of the UNESCO considers the fate of the controversial Obiang prize for life science research, an internal document has emerged that says that there are legal problems with implementing the honor in its current form.

Bol Noticias
Isabel Fleck
March 7, 2012

Às vésperas de uma nova votação na Unesco para decidir o futuro do polêmico prêmio ligado ao ditador da Guiné Equatorial, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, grupos de defesa dos direitos humanos condenam o posicionamento do Brasil sobre o tema.

 

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