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Hundreds Attend State Funeral of African Nobel Peace Laureate

Posted October 8th, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Kenyans paid their final respects to Africa’s first female Nobel Peace laureate Saturday in Nairobi. Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki oversaw the state funeral for Wangari Maathai, making her the first woman and third Kenyan to ever receive the honor. Maathai died Sunday at the age of 71 after a lengthy battle with cancer. President Kibaki […]

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Kenyan Nobel Peace Laureate’s Funeral Saturday

Posted October 8th, 2011 at 2:30 am (UTC-5)
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State funeral services for Africa’s first woman Nobel Peace laureate will be held Saturday in Nairobi. Wangari Maathai died Sunday at the age of 71 after a lengthy battle with cancer. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for her stance on rights of women and protection of Kenya’s environment. Maathai had previously founded […]

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Kenyan 2004 Nobel Laureate to be Cremated

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The family of Wangari Maathai of Kenya has announced the 2004 Nobel peace laureate will be cremated in Nairobi on Saturday. Family spokeswoman Vertistine Mbaya said Monday the cremation is being carried out according to Maathai’s wishes. A tree-planting ceremony will also be held Saturday to commemorate her life. Maathai was Africa’s first woman to […]

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Kenyan Nobel Laureate Maathai Dies

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Global leaders are honoring the late Wangari Maathai of Kenya, the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Maathai died at a Nairobi hospital on Sunday after a long battle with cancer. She was 71. The Nobel Committee awarded Maathai the peace prize in 2004, citing her stand against Kenya’s former oppressive government […]

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Kenyan Nobel Laureate Maathai Dies

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 2:26 pm (UTC-5)
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Global leaders are honoring the late Wangari Maathai of Kenya, the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Maathai died at a Nairobi hospital on Sunday after a long battle with cancer. She was 71. The Nobel Committee awarded Maathai the peace prize in 2004, citing her stand against Kenya’s former oppressive government […]

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Kenyan Nobel Laureate Maathai Dies

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 2:38 am (UTC-5)
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Kenya’s Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, has died. She was 71. The organization she founded, the Green Belt Movement, said in a statement that Maathai died Sunday at a Nairobi hospital after a long struggle with cancer. The Nobel Committee awarded her the peace prize in 2004, citing […]

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