2012-03-12 10:59:37Disappointing Vote By Unesco On Obiang Prize[IFEX]
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.
Wednesday, 01-28-15, 15:26Saharawi Political Prisoner Dies in Jail[SPS]El Aaiun -The Saharawi political prisoner, Abdelbagi Aliyen Antahah, on Monday died of torture inside the Moroccan Black Prison, said the Saharawi ministry of occupied territories, diaspora and rural areas.
Wednesday, 01-28-15, 15:22Algeria, Niger Reaffirm Support to UN Efforts for Self-Determination of Saharawi People[SPS]Algiers -Algeria and Niger reaffirm, in a joint statement issued on Tuesday at the end of the state visit of Niger's President MahamadouIssoufou to Algeria, at the invitation of President of the Republic AbdelazizBouteflika, their support to the efforts of the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to reach a mutually acceptable peaceful solution to the Western Sahara conflict."
Wednesday, 01-28-15, 14:47Government Programme 2015-2019 - Job Creation and Employability[Government of Mauritius]The public sector will witness the creation of a significant number of jobs over the next five years. In parallel, the private sector will, through various fiscal measures, participate actively in alleviating unemployment. The target is to create some 15,000 jobs annually.