UNESCO was expected to vote Oct. 21 to continue to halt the awarding of a prize named after Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, according to European diplomats. The U.S. and other Western nations secured an agreement from the UNESCO board’s African members on a compromise, which mandates the continuing suspension of the prize “until a consensus is reached” among members, The New York Times reports.

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    Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.