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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Susan Williams
A U.N. organization is under fire from human rights groups over its decision to create a prize for "life sciences" named after Teodoro Obiang, the leader of Equatorial Guinea, whose regime is widely viewed as one of the most corrupt and oppressive dictatorships in the world.
However, UNESCO spokeswoman Susan Williams said Ms. Bokova wants to hear member states' positions at the meeting on Tuesday.
"UNESCO's member states that are part of the executive board established this prize," Ms. Williams said in a phone interview from Paris.