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2012-03-12 10:59:37 Disappointing Vote By Unesco On Obiang Prize [IFEX] Paris - A split vote by UNESCO's Executive Board to approve a prize sponsored by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea puts the president's interests above UNESCO's basic principles of human rights and good governance, seven civil society groups said today. The March 8, 2012 decision by a commission of the board to change the controversial award's name and press UNESCO's Director General Irina Bokova to implement it is due to be formally adopted in a plenary session today.

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Wednesday, 07-01-15, 17:54Protesters Face Increasing Danger As Parliamentary Polls Held[African Arguments] Burundi's parliamentary elections took place on June 29th (despite efforts to delay them) and were boycotted by most opposition parties following claims of fraud, irregularities and violence during the election process.
Wednesday, 07-01-15, 17:43Nation's Football Revival Lures Foreign Players[Al Jazeera] Mogadishu -Mustapha Izekor left his home in Nigeria's Kano State to pursue his childhood dream of playing football in a professional league. This dream of playing in a big stadium in front of thousands of cheering fans brought him to the opposite side of the continent to Somalia, at the Horn of Africa.
Wednesday, 07-01-15, 17:25Making Mining Work for Zambia[World Bank] Lusaka -Zambia needs to design fiscal policies that ensure fair revenue to the government whilst also encouraging private sector investment. This is the message of a new World Bank analysis of Zambia's mining sector.
Wednesday, 07-01-15, 16:09Caretaker Prosecutor General Appointed in Egypt - Prosecution Official[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -A caretaker prosecutor general was appointed in Egypt on Wednesday, two days after the assassination of Egypt's top prosecutor, a prosecution official said.
Wednesday, 07-01-15, 16:08CGG Engages CSOs On Constitutional Review Process[Concord] With support from Christian Aid Sierra Leone and Ibis Sierra Leone, Campaign for Good Governance (CGG) yesterday held a one-day roundtable conference with civil society organizations (CSOs) across the country to assess and calibrate the constitutional review process in the aftermath of the Ebola outbreak.

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