Tag Archives: WTO

The UBA Africa Conversations 2021: Join President Kagame, Okonjo-Iweala, Elumelu, Ghebreyesus & Diop

The United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, is set to celebrate this year’s Africa Day in commemoration of African unity with the third edition of its annual UBA Africa Conversations, headlined by Africa’s international leaders that include the President of Rwanda, H.E Mr Paul Kagame; Mrs Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General of the World Trade Organisation(WTO); Dr…

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“Honored to be First Woman & First African to Lead”- Okonjo Iweala Says She’s Ready to Tackle the Challenges of World Trade Organisation

Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was appointed Monday as the first female and first African head of the beleaguered World Trade Organization, saying a stronger WTO would be vital for the global coronavirus recovery. The global trade body called a virtual special general council meeting at which member states officially selected the former Nigerian finance minister and…

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Speaks Out Following US’ Dissent On Her Appointment As WTO’s DG

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has expressed her gratitude to the World Trade Organization for the progression of the Director-General bid, remaining positive about her appointment even after facing rejection from the United States. It’s no longer news that the former Nigerian finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala won bulk support from the vast majority of member states, including the EU, Japan and China for…

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Okonjo-Iweala’s Emergence As WTO’s First African DG Delayed By US Objection

Us President Donald Trump administration has said it wouldn’t back the appointment of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s nominee for World Trade Organisation’s next Director-General, delaying the renowned Economist’s chances of leading. According to Guardian, the United States could not support a consensus decision to appoint Okonjo-Iweala, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, Dennis Shea, said during a meeting of…

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Enters Final Race For World Trade Organization’s DG Position

According to Bloomberg, Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee have been selected as the two final candidates advancing to the final round in the race to lead the World Trade Organisation. Member of the Geneva-based trade body reportedly disclosed this on Thursday October 8. By advancing two women to the final round of the…

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ECOWAS Endorses Okonjo-Iweala For WTO Director-General Position

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, has been endorsed for the position of the Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).⁣ ⁣ The declaration communique signed by ECOWAS President Mahamadou Issoufou reads: “the strong academic and professional background of Dr. Okonjo-Iweala and her large experience…

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