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Rest in Peace Wangari Maathai

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Kenya's Nobel Laureate, Wangari Maathai, a champion of environmental protection, women's rights, and political activism, among many other things, has passed away in Nairobi at the age of 71 while undergoing cancer treatment.

Maathai started the Green Belt Movement in Kenya in 1977 to combat deforestation by planting trees. The BBC writes:

"Her unique insight was that the lives of Kenyans - and, by extension, of people in many other developing countries - would be made better if economic and social progress went hand in hand with environmental protection."

This was an amazing effort by a woman who was ostracized by her government, including president Daniel arap Moi - seen in the video above referring to her as "a certain woman." Nonetheless, she battled on and left a mark of bravery, and a genuine legacy of leadership. She will be missed.

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The 10 Best Ghanaian Songs of the Month (September)

Featuring Sarkodie, Amaarae, Stonebwoy, KiDi x Teddy Riley and more.

In September 2020, Ghana's most talented artists and producers came through as usual, and blessed us with several songs that have been the soundtrack of our month. Debut projects, international collaborations and more were dished out, so here we give you the cream of the crop. Check out our best Ghanaian songs of the month below!

Follow our GHANA WAVE playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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