Wangari Maathai

 
Nans’ indaba my children: In Africa with Avi and Kumbi
Nans’ indaba my children: In Africa with Avi and Kumbi
‘Initially, it was gonna be just trivia. Like, ‘What is the highest mountain?’ Volcanoes, you know, just fun,” says historian and educationist Nomalanga Mkhize about the evolution of a new children’s book, In Africa with Avi and Kumbi, published through the imprint Phaphamani...
New dictionary provides nuanced insights into the language of African politics
New dictionary provides nuanced insights into the language of African politics
Every country has its own political language. These terms and phrases that have developed over time give distinctive meanings that may not be fully...
Ma Africa leads the way
Ma Africa leads the way
At a recent festival in South Africa attended by young leaders from Africa committed to the United Nations’ sustainable development goals, I...
Kenya bids farewell to 'green Nobel' Maathai
Kenya bids farewell to 'green Nobel' Maathai
Hundreds of mourners gathered on Saturday for the funeral of Kenyan environmentalist and Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai at a park in central...
Seeds of 'the acacia' take root
Seeds of 'the acacia' take root
She travelled far for a young woman from pre-independence Kenya, leaving home for Kansas in 1959 on a university scholarship.
Maathai 'belongs in the league of Mandela'
Maathai 'belongs in the league of Mandela'
South Africans paid tribute on Monday to late Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Muta Maathai, who died in a Nairobi hospital on Monday....
Nobel laureate Maathai dies in hospital
Nobel laureate Maathai dies in hospital
Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, has died in hospital after a long struggle with cancer, her environmental...
Breaking South Sudan's vicious cycle
Breaking South Sudan's vicious cycle
The celebrations have now ended and a new flag has been raised. South Sudan is officially an independent state and cheers have been roaring...
Maathai boosts Kenyan opposition to biofuels project
Maathai boosts Kenyan opposition to biofuels project
Kenya will regret its failure to protect the environment, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai said on Sunday, as environmentalists battled...
Women face tougher impact from climate change
Women face tougher impact from climate change
Climate change is harder on women in poor countries, where mothers stay in areas hit by drought, deforestation or crop failure as men move to...
Kenya's Wangari Maathai sees war on the horizon
Kenya's Wangari Maathai sees war on the horizon
Kenya's political rivals are haggling over a settlement to the crisis sparked by disputed elections, but if the squabbling doesn't bear fruit, the...
Kibaki in close fight to keep power in Kenya
Kibaki in close fight to keep power in Kenya
Early forecasts showed Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki in a close fight on Friday with his main challenger after an election diplomats praised as...

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