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Wangari Maathai
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    (April 1, 1940-September 25, 2011)
    First African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize (2004)
    Founded the Green Belt Movement (1977)
    Appointed Deputy Minister for Environment and Natural Resources
    Nickname is 'Mama Miti' which is Swahili for 'Mother of the Trees'
    She uses biblical analogies when talking about her work.
    She once led a demonstration of naked women.
    She supports the conspiracy theory that the HIV virus was developed by Western scientists and released 'to wipe out the black race.'
    She admitted her views at a Nobel Prize press conference, embarrassing the committee.
    Her ex-husband divorced her because she was 'too educated, too strong, too successful, too stubborn and too hard to control.'
    Her Green Belt Movement was established to fight against deforestation and desertification.
    The movement then expanded to campaign on education, health, social issues and women's rights.
    She has won numerous awards and honorary degrees.
    She was arrested several times and beaten by police for her campaigns.
    She was the first woman in central and eastern Africa to earn a Ph.D. and the first woman in Kenya to head a university department.
    She was elected to the Kenyan parliament with 98% of the vote.
    The Nobel Peace Prize Committee said: 'Maathai is a strong voice speaking for the best forces in Africa to promote peace and good living conditions on that continent.'

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