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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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Sunday, 11-29-15, 13:25Egypt Elected Member of Imo Executive Board[Egypt Online] Egypt was elected on Friday 27/11/2015 as a member of the executive board of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for 2016 and 2017.
Sunday, 11-29-15, 13:23Egypt, Sierra Leone Sign Transport Cooperation Agreement[Egypt Online] Transport Minister Saad el Gioushy on Friday 27/11/2015 signed a cooperation agreement with his Sierra Leone counterpart in the field of maritime and river transport and port services administration.
Sunday, 11-29-15, 13:21Egypt, Sudan Discuss Cooperation in Petroleum Field[Egypt Online] Petroleum Minister Tarek el Molla and his Sudanese counterpart Mahmoud Abdel Rahman discussed on Friday means of fostering bilateral relations in the petroleum and gas fields.
Sunday, 11-29-15, 13:17Zanzibar Complicates Kenya's Situation in Cecafa Challenge After Coach Gambles With Line-Up[The Star] What looked like an easy stroll into the last eight of the Cecafa Kagame Cup for Kenya is now the subject of mathematical conundrum.
Sunday, 11-29-15, 13:15Pope Francis Heads to CAR Shrugging Off Security Fears[Capital FM] Kampala -I haven't had a chance to find out from Pope Francis whether he has been pestered by mosquitoes - his only fear during his trip to Africa, but will be keenly watching his handlers Sunday, when he lands in the Central African Republic where concerns have been raised about his safety.

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