African Woman Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Society | October 8, 2004, Friday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0
African Woman Wins Nobel Peace Prize The 2004 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to 64-year-old Kenyan Wangari Maathai, an African native environmentalist and human rights campaigner. Photo by WN

The 2004 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to 64-year-old Kenyan Wangari Maathai, an African native environmentalist and human rights campaigner.

While awarding the Prize, the Nobel Foundation said on Friday it was is in recognition of 'her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace'.

She is the first African woman to be awarded the peace prize since it was created in 1901. She was the 12th woman peace laureate overall. Maathai is the second woman in a row to be awarded the peace prize which last year went to Iranian lawyer Shirin Ebadi, for her work for the rights of women and children in Iran.
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