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(Science Insider) Scientists from South Africa, Egypt, and Mexico to Receive Controversial UNESCO Award Tomorrow
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.
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.
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.
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".
Human rights groups have denounced plans by a UN agency to award a science prize sponsored by Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema.
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.
The US Department of Justice filed an amended complaint attempting to seize more than $70 million worth of goods that belong to President Obiang's oldest son, Teodorin, which he allegedly purchased using fraud, corruption, and money laundering.
An amended complaint filed this week in Washington, D.C. federal court laid out the U.S. government’s evidence of alleged grand corruption in Equatorial Guinea it says allowed the son of the country’s president to amass a fortune by stealing from the country’s resource wealth.
A group of human rights bodies have hailed the pardon by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea of Dr. Wenceslao Mansogo Alo, the prominent political opponent and human rights defender.
An editorial by Tutu Alicante and John Githongo highlighting how President Obiang's efforts to protect his son from a legal investigation in France are a particularly blatant example of African leaders placing themselves above the law.