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    Wangari Maathai, 1940-2011.The first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. She was also first woman in east and central Africa to obtain a PhD. She went on to become a central figure in the Green Belt Movement in Kenya. In 2002 she was elected to parliament by 98% vote and subsequently served as Minister for Environment, Natural Resources and Wildlife in Kenya's ninth parliament.

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    Wangari Maathai the first African woman to win the Nobel peace prize. Maathai was a pioneer from an early age and in many spheres. After winning a scholarship to study in the US, she returned to a newly independent Kenya, becoming the first woman in east and central Africa to obtain a PhD. Maathai was also the first woman professor the University of Nairobi, where she taught veterinary medicine. She lived to 71.

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Wangari Maathai 1940- GREEN ACTIVIST The first environmentalist and first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, Maathai was beaten and jailed as a leader of Kenya's democracy movement. She rallies women to plant trees (more than 45 million so far, in Africa, America, and elsewhere), thus creating jobs for the poor, fighting deforestation and erosion, and creating lots of nice oxygen for all of us. Also - she is beautiful!

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Wangari Maathai 1940-2011 - A famous environmentalist from Kenya. First African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. She’s involved in organizations such as the Red Cross Society, United Nations Environment Programme, and National Council of Women of Kenya. The Green Belt Movement is to preserve native plant species by creating nurseries.

Wangari Maathai - The First African Woman & the First Environmentalist to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004. She founded the Green Belt Movement which helps the environment and fosters women's rights.

28-10-11 woman in red - Samburu young girl with red neckalce - Kenya The red color she wears means she is ready to be married. The Samburu are closely related to the Maasai. Like the Maasai, they live in the central Rift Valley area of Kenya, where the climate is semi-arid. They are seminomadic and belong to the Maa (Nilotic) speaking group of people.

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Maasai woman, at the square of her village, in Amboseli. Masai women typically wear vast plate-like bead necklaces, and colourful wraps called kanga | PAk DocK #world_cultures

Wangari Maathai (1940–2011), Kenyan activist. She founded the Green Belt Movement, an NGO focused on the planting of trees, environmental conservation, and women's rights. In 2004, she became the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy, and peace. (Source: Wikipedia)

Turkana people, Kenia, Kenya, Tribes, stammen, Turkana people, Turkana lake by Rita Willaert

Beautiful East African women in Djibouti City (1976) - Djibouti, East Africa

Africa | Portrait of a Turkana woman with multiple earrings, lip plate and beaded collar, Kenya | © Walter Callens #beads #piercing