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Nobel Peace Prize Winner Wangari Maathai

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Nobel Peace Prize Winner Wangari Maathai

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Wangari Maathai

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Wangari Maathai

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Kenya political activist Wangari Maathai won the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize. Her new memoir is called Unbowed. She is the founder of the Green Belt Movement, which has planted over thirty million trees across Kenya. In 2002, she was elected to Kenya's parliament, and in 2003 was appointed assistant minister for the environment.