Wangari Maathai Awarded Indian Peace Prize
And the Indian government has awarded Kenyan environmentalist and Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai its top international award for her contribution towards peace and for her fight against environmental degradation. In 2004 Maathai became the first African woman to win the Nobel Prize. She spoke yesterday in New Delhi.
- Wangari Maathai: "In order to live in peace with each other, we need to govern justly and fairly, respect the rule of law, respect human rights and give voice to the majority and the minorities as well. This is more likely to preempt many of the conflicts and the root causes that causes them."