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Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
Economic Development

Africa gains as WTO delivers breakthrough deals

“Geneva Package” includes deals on fish, intellectual property rights waiver and food security
An image of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

What Africa expects of the new WTO Chief Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

As Dr. Okonjo-Iweala takes office Africa seeks equitable COVID-19 vaccine access, support for free trade area, better market access and breaking of longstanding deadlocks.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (right) at the UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

History made as Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala picked to head WTO

The Nigerian former minister is the first woman and first African to hold this position
  Kenyan delegation at WTO meeting in Doha: African negotiators presented "coherent, coordinated and forceful" arguments.  Photo: ©WTO

What Doha means for Africa

Compromises at WTO trade talks bring some gains, but at an uncertain cost
Usine de transformation agricole en Côte d'Ivoire : pour que les pays africains puissent s'industrialiser, il leur faut des mesures de protection internes semblables à celles que les pays développés ont appliquées. Photo: ©

New WTO proposals stir controversy

“Singapore issues” could undermine local enterprises in Africa

Does financing benefit African women?

New initiatives to track the gender impact of development funds

Africans fear ‘ruin’ in Europe trade talks

Opposition grows to more inequitable trade liberalization

Loss of textile market costs African jobs

Diversification, efficiency hold key for economic recovery
Cover Story

Trade talks: where is the development?

In North and South, critics see “Doha round” as a run-around
Cover Story

African migration: from tensions to solutions

Migrants who leave their countries in search of work are currently not adequately protected by international law

New barriers hinder African trade

Health standards in rich countries limit continent’s ability to export
Health Campaign