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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, 05-27-15, 12:59'Boakai No Threat' - Opposition Not Bothered By Incumbent Factor[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Amid long speculations over the political future of Vice President Joseph N. Boakai, the incumbent Vice President at the weekend accepted a petition from citizens of his native Lofa County to contest for the presidency in 2017 putting to bed all speculations. A day after the declaration by Boakai that he will be a presidential candidate in 2017; an official of the opposition Congress for Democratic Change has said the Vice President is not a strong political force. Jefferson Koijee told FrontPageAfrica tha
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Wednesday, 05-27-15, 12:55Foreign Investor Buys Stake in Mugabe Dairy Rival[News24Wire] A foreign investor has snapped up a 27% stake in Zimbabwe's second largest dairy company Dendairy for US$6m, in a development seen by experts as likely to help shore up capacity and capitalisation for the local producer.
Wednesday, 05-27-15, 12:55Zim Visit - a Small Step for Pakistan Cricket - but Time Will Tell If the Giant Leap Will Follow[Daily Maverick] Zimbabwe's tour to Pakistan, the first Test playing team to visit the country since a deadly terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team in 2009, is the foundation of what could be a watershed moment for the future of cricket in Pakistan. That watershed might take some time to arrive, but so far, so good. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.

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