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Three share controversial Unesco prize

Two Africans and a Mexican are the joint winners of a controversial United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization science prize, Unesco announced on 17 July.

The US$300,000 prize will be shared between Egypt’s vice-minister of science, Maged al-Sharbiny; a South African plant and agricultural scientist, Felix Dapare Dakona; and a Mexican molecular biologist, Rossana Arroyo Verastegui.

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