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Controversy over Nobel Prize Winner and AIDS

Published måndag 11 oktober 2004 kl 16.20

The Swedish Radio News correspondent in Africa reports that this year’s Nobel peace prize winner maintains she has been misquoted for statements claiming that the disease AIDS was created in the laboratory and deliberately used as a weapon against Africa.

Environmentalist and women’s right adovcate Wangari Maan-thai of Kenya has sparked world-wide headlines – claiming she has this view of the AIDS epidemic devasting Africa.

The peace prize is  handed out in Oslo – also  on December 10th – the anniversary of Nobel’s death. His will stipulated that both Olso and Stockholm then joined in a formal union would select the prize winners and hand them out in these Nordic cities.

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