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Street named after Wangari Muta Maathai

    Wangarĩ Muta Maathai (b. Ihithe, Kenya, 1940 – d. 2011, Nairobi, Kenya) was a Kenyan social, environmental, and political activist who founded the Green Belt Movement, an environmental non-governmental organization focused on the planting of trees, environmental conservation, and women’s rights. In 2004, she became the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. As a beneficiary of the Kennedy Airlift, she studied in the United States, earning a bachelor’s degree from Mount St. Scholastica and a master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She went on to become the first woman in East and Central Africa to become a Doctor of Philosophy, receiving her PhD from the University of Nairobi in Kenya.

    Address : Rue Wangari Muta Maathai, 93120 Saint-Denis


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