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Breaking: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Emerges First African And First Female DG Of World Trade Organization

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Emerges First African And First Female DG Of World Trade OrganisationFormer Finance Minister, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has emerged the first African and first female Director General of World Trade Organization in 25-year history of the global trade body.

Okonjo-Iweala, who is the former managing director of the World Bank, emerged victorious by eliminating South Korea’s current trade Minister, Yoo Myung-hee in a fierce battle for the coveted job on Monday night.

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The 66-year-old woman served as Nigeria’s first female finance and foreign minister, and has a 25-year career behind her as a development economist at the World Bank.

She is also on the Twitter board of directors and is a special envoy for the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 fight.

The official announcement of her victory is expected to be made by the WTO today, October 28 at3pm Nigerian time.

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