(The Namibian) Halt urged to Obiang Prize

(The Namibian) Halt urged to Obiang Prize

October 13, 2010
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An article that highlights the efforts of human rights groups and prominent Africans to pressure UNESCO to drop its affiliation with the Unesco-Obiang Nguema Mbasogo Prize for Research in the Life Sciences.

Citizens of Equatorial Guinea and prominent African figures including Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Graça Machel, Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka, and author Chinua Achebe wrote to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s Executive Board yesterday urging them to cancel the Unesco-Obiang Nguema Mbasogo Prize for Research in the Life Sciences.

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