2012-02-28 13:00:23Eliminate Obiang Prize, Urge Seven Civil Society Groups[IFEX]
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.
Thursday, 02-11-16, 17:45Police Beat Journalists Covering Opposition Candidate's Arrival[RSF] Reporters Without Borders condemns the action of the police in beating journalists who went to Brazzaville's Maya-Maya airport to cover the arrival of Gen. Jean-Marie Michel Mokoko, a newly declared presidential candidate. The violence was clearly designed to prevent pluralistic media coverage of next month's election.
Thursday, 02-11-16, 15:39Interministerial Committee Assesses Damage After Torrential Rain[Government of Mauritius] Following the torrential rain of 10 February 2016, an Interministerial Committee, chaired by the Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of Housing and Lands, Mr Showkutally Soodhun, met today to assess the present situation across Mauritius, determine the extent of damages in the hard hit areas, as well as prioritise the recovery and emergency works that need to be carried out accordingly.