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Vol 61 No 15

Published 23rd July 2020


A favourite for an impossible job

After several near misses in her search for a top international job, Amina Mohamed is a WTO front-runner. But what does she stand for?

Of all the candidates gunning for the helm of the World Trade Organisation, Amina Mohamed probably ranks as the best prepared for the contest. Along with the rival campaign of Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Mohamed's bid for the director-general job at the WTO is reckoned to be the best chance for an African to head a major international organisation since Ghana's Kofi Annan became Secretary-General of the UN in 1997.

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