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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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Thursday, 10-23-14, 8:59Pistorius Cried Himself to Sleep - Report[SAPA]Johannesburg -The Correctional Services department on Thursday declined to comment on a report that convicted paralympian Oscar Pistorius wept himself to sleep on his first day in prison.
Thursday, 10-23-14, 8:38Recalled Witness in Bemba Trial to Testify in Closed Session[Bemba Trial Website]All testimony by a prosecution witness who was recalled by International Criminal Court (ICC) judges to give evidence on issues of witness credibility in the trial of Jean-Pierre Bemba will be heard in closed session.
Thursday, 10-23-14, 7:10Somalia's South-Western State Panel Completes Draft Constitution[Sabahi]A Somali government-chartered committee charged with forming a three-region South-western State has completed the draft of an interim constitution, committee spokesperson Mohamed Hassan Fiqi said Tuesday (October 21st).
Thursday, 10-23-14, 7:06BoT Counts Capital Liberalisation Gains[Daily News]Bagamoyo -TANZANIA stands to benefit heavily from the capital account liberalisation, a senior Bank of Tanzania (BoT) official has said.
Thursday, 10-23-14, 7:06Jonathan Gets Ultimatum to Declare for Presidency[Vanguard]ABUJA--AHEAD of the formal declaration of President Goodluck Jonathan for his re-election bid for the 2015 Presidential election, the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP yesterday gave the President and other aspirants vying for various elective positions, one week ultimatum to purchase their expression of interest and nomination forms, saying the party cannot go for a national convention to ratify someone who has not indicated interest to contest.

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