TALK AFRICA: African to lead World Trade Organization

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The 164 members of the World Trade Organization officially selected Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as its seventh director-general.

The 164 members of the World Trade Organization officially selected Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as its seventh director-general. The Nigerian economist and former finance minister make history as she becomes the first woman and the first African to lead the WTO. Dr. Okonjo-Iweala takes the helm at the global trade body at a particularly difficult time for the world’s health & economy, with the #COVID19 pandemic having triggered barriers to the international free flow of goods and services. So how has Dr. Okonjo- Iweala’s journey been to the top of global trade governance? And what challenges lie ahead of her as the world works to recover from the COVID-19 economic downturn?

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