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Kenyans Approve New Constitution

August 5, 2010

NAIROBI, Kenya — With a new Constitution overwhelmingly approved by voters, Kenyan politicians are now talking excitedly about their country’s golden future.

Professor Maathai Plants Tree to Honor Nelson Mandela

July 26, 2010

Nobel Laureate Professor Wangari Maathai planted a tree to commemorate former South African President and fellow Nobel Laureate Nelson Mandela who will be celebrating his 92nd birthday this Sunday. Maathai at the same time called on opponents of the proposed constitution to stop spreading falsehoods.

The African union summit and the future of Sudan

July 21, 2010

The African Union has declared 2010 the Year of Peace and Security in Africa, and will soon launch the African Decade of Women. What better opportunity to act on these pledges than at the 15th African Union Summit, being held later this month in Kampala, Uganda?

National Civil Rights Museum Awards Dr. Wangari Maathai, Dr. Dorothy Cotton and Eva Longoria Parker 2010 Freedom Awards

July 13, 2010

MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2010 Freedom Awards by the National Civil Rights Museum will be presented to Dr. Wangari Maathai of Kenya for environmental and human rights, Dr. Dorothy Cotton for civil rights and social change and Eva Longoria Parker for philanthropy and humanitarianism.

Nobel Winner Calls On Women To Lead Way In Economic And Political Life

July 1, 2010

Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai, who is visiting Sydney to accept the Lions humanitarian award, said on Thursday that women need to be at the forefront of political and economic change, reports China's Xinhua news agency.

Introducing the MDG Super Group

June 24, 2010

As I mentioned earlier, this is the summer of the MDGs. In the latest of such develepments, Ban Ki Moon appointed an outside panel of government officials and civic leaders as part of an advocacy group in support of the Millennium Development Goals. The panel is co-chaired by Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Spainish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero.

Climate Change Poses Economic Threat

June 24, 2010

Over the next few days, the world’s most powerful leaders will gather around two summit tables, the G8 in Huntsville and the G20 in Toronto. At the top of their agenda will be the economic recession, an immediate crisis that threatens global economic stability.

Climate experts available to answer journalists' science questions

June 23, 2010

WASHINGTON—A growing number of climate scientists are signing up with the American Geophysical Union (AGU) to serve as sources for the news media of accurate scientific information about climate. So far, more than 115 climate specialists have volunteered for AGU's new referral database. The database will enable AGU staff to readily match questions from reporters to experts in relevant disciplines.

ICC our only shield from crimes against humanity

June 18, 2010

In thee last two weeks, I was among the delegates attending a conference of States Parties of the International Criminal Court in Uganda.

Biden pledges US support for restoration of Mau forest

June 13, 2010

The US will assist Kenya in restoring the Mau ecosystem.