Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the former Nigerian finance minister, is to take over as head of the World Trade Organization. Photo: AFP
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the former Nigerian finance minister, is to take over as head of the World Trade Organization. Photo: AFP

Can Africa’s first WTO chief help her own continent or avert US-China cold war?

  • Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to become director general of World Trade Organization after US dropped its objection
  • But the US has been obstructive in the WTO and some analysts argue the body faces a struggle to regain its relevance

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the former Nigerian finance minister, is to take over as head of the World Trade Organization. Photo: AFP
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the former Nigerian finance minister, is to take over as head of the World Trade Organization. Photo: AFP
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