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2012-02-28 13:00:23 Eliminate Obiang Prize, Urge Seven Civil Society Groups [IFEX] Paris - UNESCO's governing executive board should abolish a prize named after and funded by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea at its upcoming meeting, seven civil society groups said today. The board is set to make a final decision on the fate of the prize at its session scheduled for February 27 to March 10, 2012, in Paris.

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Thursday, 03-26-15, 15:48Car Farmers Need Seeds Now or More Food Aid Later - UN[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Failure to provide farmers in conflict-hit Central African Republic with seeds to plant crops could worsen food shortages, displace more people and raise the cost of humanitarian aid, a U.N. official said on Wednesday.
Thursday, 03-26-15, 15:05Suspected Ebola Case in Clara Town[Inquirer] The Ministry of Health through the Deputy of the Incident Management System, Francis Ketter, has disclosed that so far there are two new suspected Ebola cases in Monrovia. Dr. Ketter disclosed that one suspect is a resident of the Clara Town Community while the other is an active contact who associated with the recent confirmed case in Caldwell.
Thursday, 03-26-15, 14:31Gharsalli Announces Arrest of 23 Accomplices Since Since Bardo Attack[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -Twenty three accomplices, including a woman have been arrested since the terrorist attack against the Bardo Museum, Interior Minister Najem Gharsalli announced, Thursday.
Thursday, 03-26-15, 14:28Chagossians On Shaky Ground After Mauritius-UK Tribunal Ruling, Says Seychelles Association[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -The chairperson of the Chagossian Committee in Seychelles, Gilberte Gendron, has said that the recent United Nations arbitration ruling on the Chagos Islands' sovereignty dispute between the United Kingdom and Mauritius has left Chagossians and their descendants uncertain of their position.
Thursday, 03-26-15, 14:23Where Is Itai Dzamara?[Waza] Itai Dzamara, a Harare based activist, former journalist and noted government critic, has been missing since 9 March 2015. Waza blogger, Jera, explores the price of activism in Zimbabwe.

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