Tutu Enters Fray on Nguema Prize

Tutu is adding his voice to the call to scrap the controversial UNESCO-Obiang prize

South African Nobel Peace laureate, Desmond Tutu, has joined a call by rights groups to abolish a UNESCO prize named after Equatorial Guinea's President, Teodoro Obiang Nguema.

Tutu has been quoted as saying that, “The UNESCO-Obiang prize is irreversibly tainted by its association with the repression and high-level corruption of President Obiang's government.”

He further states that giving the prize a different name does nothing to answer these concerns or remove doubts about the origins of the funds that finance the award.

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