(All Gov) UNESCO Set to Present Award Funded by African Dictator

(All Gov) UNESCO Set to Present Award Funded by African Dictator

Noel Brinkerhoff July 17, 2012
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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.

 

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.

The UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences has been the source of much controversy since Obiang put up $3 million to establish the award. UNESCO had originally planned to name it after Obiang, until human rights organizations objected vehemently to the idea.

 

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