AFRICA Finance Issue dated 11/02/2021

Okonjo-Iweala's WTO appointment could derail African Covid vaccine rollout

WTO new Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
WTO new Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. © Martial Trezzini/EFE/EPA/MacPPP
The appointment of its Covid special envoy Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as head of the WTO has deprived the African Union of a key player in the already complex process of funding the rollout of vaccines in Africa, and the regional organisation is now counting heavily on her former employer, the World Bank. [...] (804 words)
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