US opposes plan to appoint Nigeria's Okonjo-Iweala as WTO boss

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala who was confirmed as the first woman and first African leader of the  World Trade Organization last month. 

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Key WTO ambassadors tapped Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Wednesday as the best pick to lead the organisation, but she was opposed by Washington, who said it supported South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee instead.

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