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Wangari Maathai

Kenyan environmental and political activist

Wangari Muta Mary Jo Maathai (1 April 1940 – 25 September 2011) was a Kenyan environmentalist, political activist and the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004.[2]

Wangari Muta Maathai
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Wangari Maathai holding a trophy awarded to her by the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
Born
Wangari Muta

(1940-04-01)1 April 1940
Ihithe village, Tetu division, Nyeri District, Kenya (then known as Nyeri, Kenya Colony)
Died25 September 2011(2011-09-25) (aged 71)
CitizenshipKenyan
EducationB.Sc: biology
M.Sc: biological sciences
Ph.D: veterinary anatomy
Alma materBenedictine College
University of Pittsburgh
University College of Nairobi
OccupationEnvironmentalist, political activist, writer
Known forGreen Belt Movement
AwardsNobel Peace Prize

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  1. Wangari Maathai – God is on this Mountain, Philip Carr-Gomm blogsite, 19 October 2011
  2. Gettleman, Jeffrey. "Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Dies at 71," New York Times. September 26, 2011.

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