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AfCFTA to Promote Peace, Prosperity in Africa, Says WTO

The World Trade Organisation (WTO), has described the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) as recipe for peace, stability and economic prosperity in Africa that has been forever fragmented. Speaking at the Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development in Egypt on behalf of the WTO, Deputy Director-General, Alan Wolff …

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WTO DG: S/Korea Withdraws Candidate, Okonjo-Iweala’s Chances Brighten

Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s chances of securing the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) brightened Tuesday as South Korea withdrew its candidate, Yoo Myung-hee, from the race. Washington Trade Daily quoted sources as saying that South Korea had notified the United States (U.S.) government of its …

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WTO Members Fail to Pick Interim Head

The beleaguered World Trade Organization said its members failed to agree Friday on appointing one of the four deputy directors-general as an interim chief – underlining the deadlock in the institution. Already engulfed in multiple crises, the WTO could be left with nobody at the helm if the global trade …

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WTO: Africa’s Chance and the Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Candidacy

By Yushau A. Shuaib With quite a reputation behind her, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala appears to mean different things to different people across the spaces she has straddled. This is why I paused for a moment of contemplation when a professional colleague working in a multilateral institution abroad sought my opinion …

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