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Breaking: Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala elected World Trade Organization DG

Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala takes part in a discussion on "Challengers of Job-Rich and Inclusive Growth: Growth and Reform Challenges" during the World Bank/IMF Annual Meeting in Washington in this October 8, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/Files

 

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, has emerged the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

Okonjo-Iweala polled 104 votes from 164 member-countries to defeat her opponent, South Korea’s Trade Minister, at the final stage of the race.

She has broken many records, including becoming the first African to occupy the office.

Details shortly….

 

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