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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Date of Birth: 13 June 1954
Place of Birth: Ogwashi Uku, Delta State


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Sparring for a jab

The situation has led to calls for Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala the World Trade Organization's new head to make her first action an initiative to set aside Intellectual Property patent laws to allow for greater production of Covid-19 vaccines 'for the common good' (AC Dispatches Rich countries slowly accept the pitfalls of vaccine nationalism & Despite denials vaccine nationalism is rampant)...

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Governments face a multi-speed rebound

But there is also hope that political changes in the United States could improve global trading relationships and boost a World Trade Organization that could be led by former Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala if the US lifts its veto on her appointment (AC Vol 61 No 22 One last hurdle)...


A scramble for vaccines

It is thought in African regional health policy circles that if the former Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is confirmed as the new director-general of the WTO she will lend a sympathetic ear especially given her current role as chair of Gavi (AC Vol 61 No 22 One last hurdle)...


The 'Ramaphosa Compromise'

The 18-member council appointed last year includes international experts such as Harvard University's Professor Dani Rodrik University College London's Professor Mariana Mazzucato former Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala former governor of the Bank of Tanzania Professor Benno Ndulu former chief economic advisor to former President Thabo Mbeki Professor Alan Hirsch and economist Thabi Leoka...


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