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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...


One last hurdle

When World Trade Organization General Council Chair David Walker recommended on 28 October that Nigeria's ex-finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala be appointed Director-General three months of consultation seemed to be over (AC Vol 61 No 14 At cross purposes on world trade)...


Amina misses out again

Kenya's Amina Mohamed will again narrowly miss out on a top international job after Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Nigeria's former finance minister and Yoo Myung-hee South Korea's trade chief were selected as the final two candidates in the race to be the next director-general of the World Trade Organization (AC Vol 61 No 15 A favourite for an impossible job)...

Despite flying to Paris to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron and speak to other European leaders President Uhuru Kenyatta's European charm offensive on Mohamed's behalf last week failed to persuade most of the EU envoys who instead agreed to endorse Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Yoo Myung-hee...


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