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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.

Reporters without Borders
April 16, 2010

Reporters Without Borders today condemned the five-hour detention of Samuel Obiang Mbana, correspondent for Agence France-Presse (AFP) and Africa n°1 radio, at the police station in the capital Malabo on 14 April.

The Economist
January 1, 2010

A satirical piece, the author offers his opinions on the United Nations Educational Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and that of President Obiang Nguema of Equatorial Guinea, as it relates to the prize that was established in his honor for the research in the life sciences.

The New York Times
STEVEN ERLANGER
October 8, 2010

The United States has put forward a resolution at the board meeting of the United Nations’ main cultural and education organization calling for the withdrawal of a lavish prize offered by an African dictator and the return of the money.

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.

Ben Farey
November 17, 2010

This article details the Equatoguinean government's new policy of "open house" contracts, in which oil companies can negotiate directly and immediately with the government instead of waiting to participate in a new licensing round.

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.

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