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  Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Director of the World Trade Organization (WTO) has won the “African Female Leader of the Year” award from African Leadership Magazine (ALM).
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According to ALM’s announcement, the category was part of the “11th African Leadership of the Year Award – 2022”. The African Leadership Person of the Year is a vote-based award given annually to leading Africans who make positive progress and promote a favourable image of the continent. The annual awards event is also a platform for celebrating and commemorating people-centred leadership and Africans pursuing a pan-African agenda in their chosen field of work. According to the statement, at the end of the poll on Dec. 2, 2022, Okonjo-Iweala received more than 60 per cent of the more than 15,000 votes in the category.
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According to the president of the awards, Ken Giami, nominees see progress, while others see the decline and see opportunity amid challenges. “They are on a mission and eager to lead Africa to the promised land,” he said.  Register to attend the CN Business Mixer Other winners in various categories include Hakainde Hichilema, President of Zambia – African Political Leader of the Year; and Patrice Motsepe, Founder and Executive Chairman of African Rainbow Minerals – African Industrialist of the Year. The winners of the 11th edition of the award will receive the honours on February 16, 2023, at a ceremony scheduled in Port Louis, Mauritius. Featured Image Source: The Cable
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This article was first published on 9th December 2022


Nnaemeka is an academic scholar with a degree in History and International Studies from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is also a creative writer, content creator, storyteller, and social analyst.

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