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01/04/1940 Environmentalist and political activist Wangari Maathai is born


Wangari Maathai - The Profile


Profile of Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize winner


Wangari Maathai - Planting Trees for our Children's Future


Wangari Maathai - Resources and Conflict


Wangari Maathai & The Green Belt Movement

Maathai was born in the Ihithe village, in the central highlands of the colony of Kenya, as a member of Kikuyu ethnic group. During her studies at St. Cecilia's Intermediate Primary School, she converted to Catholicism. She was later selected to study in the US. She founded an environmental organization Green Belt Movement.
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