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The world must avoid another food crisis

It is becoming clear that the Ukraine war’s economic and humanitarian repercussions – especially rising food prices – will be felt far beyond Europe, and international community must act now. COMMENT | NGOZI OKONJO-IWEALA | The war in Ukraine is causing immense, heart-wrenching human suffering. At the World Trade Organization, …

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Inside Africa’s development dilemma

 The dark side of African Continental Free Trade Area Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Africa’s heads of state on March 21, 2018 descended onto the hills of Kigali, Rwanda, to sign the long awaited agreement to create the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) that encompasses more than 1.2billion …

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New female leaders in int’l trade inspire women to enter the game

WTO members made history February 15, 2021 when the General Council agreed by consensus to select Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria as the organization’s seventh Director-General Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | One week into her new job as the seventh director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s appointment as head …

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WTO’s first African director-general can help rebalance global trade

WTO members made history February 15, 2021 when the General Council agreed by consensus to select Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria as the organization’s seventh Director-General Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Xinhua | The appointment of Nigeria-born Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the first African director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO) can help rebalance …

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is WTO Director-General

WTO members made history February 15, 2021 when the General Council agreed by consensus to select Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria as the organization’s seventh Director-General Washington, US | THE INDEPENDENT | When she takes office on March 1, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala will become the first woman and the first African to …

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African free trade bloc launches

Opportunities, Challenges, and why full implementation of the historic pact may take years ANALYSIS | THE INDEPENDENT | African countries began officially trading under the new African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on Jan.01. It is a flagship project of the African Union’s Agenda 2063 to stimulate intra-African trade. In …

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WTO: Okonjo-Iweala facing block from US

Unclear if move is attempt to sabotage trade body much criticised by Trump | THE INDEPENDENT | The U.S. is blocking the appointment of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the next head of the World Trade Organization despite the former finance minister of Nigeria winning the overwhelming backing of the WTO’s 164 …

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EU preparing countermeasures in subsidies dispute with U.S.

Brussels, Belgium| XINHUA |   The European Union (EU) is preparing countermeasures against the United States after the World Trade Organization (WTO) has confirmed the EU’s retaliation rights in reaction to illegal subsidies granted to the U.S. aircraft maker Boeing, the European Commission said on Monday. The announcement was made after …

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