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Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala confident of landing top WTO job

– Advertisement – Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala voiced confidence Friday in her quest to lead the crisis-wracked World Trade Organization after all of Africa backed her candidacy, vowing she would champion reform. “I feel the wind behind my back,” she told a virtual press briefing after the 55-member African Union officially supported her over her sole remaining opponent, Yoo Myung-hee of South Korea. The global trade body is set to be led by a woman for the first time whichever of the two candidates is successful in their bid to follow…

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Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala among final two shortlisted for WTO top job

– Advertisement – Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has made it to the final stage of the selection process for the top job at the World Trade Organization. She is the only African left in the race and will now compete with South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee for the top role. With the two women the remaining candidates in the race for the WTO job, it is certain the organization will have its first female director general in its 25-year history. Okonjo-Iweala previously served as Nigeria’s finance minister on two occasions and once as…

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