foi uma professora e ativista política do meio-ambiente queniana.
Foi a primeira mulher africana a receber, em 2004, o Prêmio Nobel da Paz.
The Kenyan winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004, Wangari Maathai, died Sunday (25), according to a statement on Monday (26) by the organization she founded the Greenbelt (green belt). Maathai was active in the ecology and with 71 years left three sons and a granddaughter. Also on Monday Greenpeace Africa, part of the world-famous ecological entity, expressed his feelings for the loss.