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wangari muta maathai, 2004 nobel peace prize
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Wangari Muta Maathai, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Winner

September 27, 2011
by Haley A. Lovett
In 2004, Wangari Muta Maathai became the first African Woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Maathai is known as the founder of the “Green Belt Movement” to reforest Africa.