African woman poised to lead WTO

The embattled Geneva-based body has gone without a director-general since Brazil's Roberto Azevedo quit a year early in August

07 February 2021 - 00:09 By

Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is a step closer to becoming the first African and first woman to lead the World Trade Organisation (WTO), after a South Korean rival withdrew.

Okonjo-Iweala faced opposition from the US administration of former president Donald Trump after a WTO selection panel recommended her as chief in October. The decision required consensus...

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