Wangari Muta Maathai, Nobel peace prize winner, dies at 71

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Mon, 2011-09-26 16:04 by Hans
Wangari Maathai. Photo: REUTERS

Kenyan social activist and environmental crusader who founded the Green Belt Movement has died of cancer

Xan Rice in Nairobi, Monday 26 September 2011

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Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to win the Nobel peace prize, died on Sunday night of cancer. She was 71.

A towering figure in Kenya, Maathai was renowned as a fearless social activist and an environmental crusader. Her Green Belt Movement, which she founded in 1977, planted tens of millions of trees. …

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