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Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala Becomes First Woman, African to Lead WTO

Diplomats in Geneva decided the Nigerian economist should take over the reins of the World Trade Organization. The former finance minister wants to make tackling the economic fallout from coronavirus her top priority. Diplomats at the World Trade Organization on Monday appointed Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to lead the Geneva-based body,...

WTO to Ratify Okonjo-Iweala’s Appointment Next Week

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) will ratify the appointment of Nigeria's former Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, next week. The global body made this known in a statement posted on its website on Tuesday. "The WTO's General Council will hold a special meeting on 15 February at 15:00 Geneva time to...

Vice President Kamala Harris. Yes, it really happened.

Since the 2020 presidential election was called in November, we knew that Sen. Kamala D. Harris would be the first woman, the first Black woman and the first Indian American to hold the office of vice president. We saw her at each rollout of President Biden’s Cabinet picks. Yet seeing...

Douglas Emhoff predicts many more men will hold the post of Second Gentleman

The couple married in 2014, with Harris' sister Maya officiating. They have raised Emhoff's two children from a prior marriage, Cole and Ella. Now they will live together in Blair House, the diplomatic residency just across the street from the White House, instead of the traditional vice president's mansion at...

Biden appoints 26-year-old Nigerian-American as White House counse

United States President-elect Joe Biden has appointed Nigerian-born Funmi Olorunnipa Badejo as a White House counsel. “Today, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris announced additional members of the Office of the White House Counsel,” a statement on the Biden-Harris transition website read. “These experienced and accomplished individuals have...

Janet Yellen and Kamala Harris Keep Shattering Glass Ceilings – but Global Elite Boys Club Remains

Janet Yellen may soon become the first woman to lead the Treasury Department, about six years after shattering another glass ceiling at the top of the Federal Reserve. She's not alone in breaking down barriers in President-elect Joe Biden's proposed new Cabinet. Michele Flournoy is the favorite to lead the...