Thursday, July 27, 2017

UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea Prize Winners Announced

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)-Equatorial Guinea International Prize in Life Sciences recently awarded the 2017 recipients for their contributions addressing the most pressing health issues impacting Africa.

The Prize was created by an initiative from Equatorial Guinea President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and is awarded every year to outstanding scientific research projects of individuals, institutions, or other bodies working in life science that have contributed to the quality of human life. This is the fourth year the prize has been awarded.

The Organization for Agricultural Investigation, from the Volcani Center in Israel, won for innovative and methodical capacity development programs focused on food security in arid, semi-arid, and desert environments.

Rui Luis Goncalves dos Reis, from the University of Minho in Portugal, won for contributions to the development and engineering of natural biomaterials and applications focused on tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, stem cell research, and the supply of pharmaceuticals.

Ivan Antonio Izquierdo, from the Institute for Biomedical Research at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil, won for discoveries in memory processes and their applications in ageing, psychological disorders, and neurodegenerative illnesses.

The award ceremony will be held in December at the Grand Hotel Djibloho. 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Equatorial Guinea Focuses on Education, National University Concludes Academic Year

Equatorial Guinea’s focus on education is a cornerstone of the Horizon 2020 sustainable development, in addition to economic diversity in regards to transportation, infrastructure, farming, and fisheries.

One hundred Equatoguinean students in the Faculty of Humanities and Religious Sciences graduated from the National University of Equatorial Guinea (UNGE) and received grants and certificates of recognition as it concluded the 2016-2017 academic year.

The conclusion was overseen by the Vice-rector of the UNGE, and was attended by the Sub-director for Academic Affairs, and the Regional Deputy from the Ministry for Education and Science, among other academic and government officials.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Equatorial Guinea Participates in Peace and Human Rights Forum in Dominican Republic

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea participated in and represented Africa at the World Peace and Human Rights Forum in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic.

The Equatorial Guinea delegation, led by the Third Vice Prime Minister of Government, charged with Human Rights, Alfonso Nsue Mokuy, and the Director General for Human Rights, was received by the Chancellor Miguel Vargas.

Equatorial Guinea and high-level officials from the government of the Dominican Republic discussed strengthening ties in regards to human rights, peace and stability, as well as areas of mutual cooperation including agriculture.

Equatorial Guinea also discussed strengthening mechanism to consolidate world peace in conflict areas such as Africa, Syria, the Middle East, Haiti, and other areas suffering from famine and natural disasters.

Equatorial Guinea also presented resolutions and institutional declarations from the Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea (PDGE) regarding the legal challenges the country is subject to regarding the ongoing court case brought forth by the Republic of France.

Equatorial Guinea has argued that any disagreement between France and Equatorial Guinea should be discussed through the proper diplomatic channels, rather than criminal court.

Equatorial Guinea Strengthens Bilateral Ties with China

The President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, HE Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, strengthened bilateral ties with China in recent meeting with the Ambassador from the People’s Republic of China, Zhao Hong Sheng.

The President was praised by the Ambassador for Equatorial Guinea’s recent election as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, and the two discussed areas of mutual cooperation including good governance, sustainable development, and trade.

The meeting builds on the recent state visit to China by the Vice President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, HE Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue.

Equatorial Guinea and China enjoy strong bilateral relations, including cooperation in the fight against poverty in Africa, language and cultural immersion exchanges, and significant investment and business partnerships.