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Meet the First Woman & African Head of the WTO

By Akindare Okunola Nigerian-born Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is set to become the first woman and the first African to serve as the world’s top trade official — the head of the World Trade Organization (WTO) — following the withdrawal of South Korea’s candidate. Six men have served as director-generals since its founding in 1995. A former two-time minister of finance in Nigeria, and a recently confirmed…

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