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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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Monday, 10-05-15, 17:477,000 Scholarship Awards for Sierra Leoneans[Concord] Minister of Information and Communications, Alhaji Alpha Kanu, has disclosed that President of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping, has promised to award thirty-five thousand (35,000) scholarships to African young professionals to study in China, noting that Sierra Leone would be allocated with 7,000.
Monday, 10-05-15, 17:461.4 Million Under-5 Kids to Be Vaccinated Against Polio[Concord] As the fight to end the Ebola outbreak goes on, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation continues working with UNICEF, WHO and other development partners, to restore trust in the health system and maintain the delivery of basic health services.
Monday, 10-05-15, 17:39Leader of April 6 Youth Group Detained in Tora Prison[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Leader of the April 6 Youth Movement, Amr Ali who was arrested from his home in Menoufia last month, has been detained for 15 days pending investigation, the group said.
Monday, 10-05-15, 15:45The Bois De Rose Shopping Complex Officially Opened[Government of Seychelles] President James Michel attended the opening of the Bois De Rose shopping complex, Victoria this morning. Also present was Vice President, Danny Faure who had the honour to unveil the plaque to officially open the complex.
Monday, 10-05-15, 15:32Nation Cannot Be Allowed to Be New Front for State-Led Islamophobia[African Arguments] The ruling CCM party has a record of dismissing opposition in Zanzibar as "Islamist". With tight elections on the horizon, this divisive rhetoric has been turned up.

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