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Wangari Maathai

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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)
Died 25 September 2011(2011-09-25) (aged 71)
Nairobi, Kenya
Citizenship Kenyan
Education B.Sc: biology
M.Sc: biological sciences
Ph.D: veterinary anatomy
Alma mater Benedictine College
University of Pittsburgh
University College of Nairobi
Occupation Environmentalist, political activist, writer
Known for Green Belt Movement
Awards Nobel Peace Prize

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]

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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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