Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

  • Africa & World

    Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is first woman, African to head WTO

    MEMBERS of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Monday appointed Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the first woman and African head of the multilateral agency, signalling that the Geneva-based body may finally be open for business. Okonjo-Iweala — a former Nigerian finance minister and who was also the World Bank’s MD of operations — was chosen by consensus after the Joe…

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  • Africa & World

    WTO race: Trump administration opposes Nigerian candidate

    By AFP & Agencies Key WTO ambassadors tapped Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Wednesday as the best pick to lead the organisation, but she was opposed by Washington, who said it supported South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee instead. The so-called troika of ambassadors heading the World Trade Organization’s three main branches determined after four months of consultations with member states that Okonjo-Iweala was the…

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