EG Justice in the News

An article that highlights the campaign by human rights organizations to pressure UNESCO to cancel the UNESCO-Obiang Nguema Mbasogo International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences.

An op-ed by EG Justice's Tutu Alicante that highlights the hypocrisy of the UNESCO-Obiang Nguema Mbasogo International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences.

The New York Times
Steven Erlanger

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.

Harper's
Ken Silverstein

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.

Financial Times
Tom Burgis

The Financial Times recap of the November 2009 presidential elections in Equatorial Guinea included a quote from EG Justice's executive director Tutu Alicante.

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.

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