WTO: who are the African supporters of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala? - Young Africa

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, then Minister of the Economy and Finance. At the Forum on the partnership between Africa and France in Bercy on February 06, 2015.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, then Minister of the Economy and Finance. At the Forum on the partnership between Africa and France in Bercy on February 06, 2015 © Bruno Levy for JA

If the Nigerian can count from the first hour on the support of its president, Muhammadu Buhari, to win the leadership of the World Trade Organization, she had to wait until October 15 to receive the blessing of the African Union.


More than four months after the start of the process of appointing the next Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the African Union (UA) finally gave, on October 15, its official support to Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, finalist against the South Korean Yoo Myung-hee, to succeed the Brazilian Roberto Azevedo, who resigned in May.

Until then, the Pan-African organization had refused to take a position, even if its president in office, the South African Cyril Ramaphosa, had already announced his personal support for Nigeria's candidacy in early September.

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