Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Joyce Banda in the 2012 Forbes list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women

Global business news publication, Forbes has unveiled its annual list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. This year, three formidable African women made the list. Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala of Nigeria, President Joyce Banda of Malawi and President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia. They join global power women who made the list this year […]

Africa Must Diversify to Create More Jobs- Okonjo-Iweala

INTERVIEW African countries should rebuild their fiscal buffers and diversify their economies away from commodities in order to protect themselves from another possible global downturn, says Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Despite an unsuccessful bid for the World Bank’s presidency, Nigeria’s charismatic finance minister has much to celebrate. She is a leading light in Africa […]

Cartoon – Why the World Bank didn’t pick Ngozi Okonjo Iweala as the World Bank President

Here is a cartoon on the World Bank’s decision to pick the U.S. candidate, Jim Yong Kim over the candidate backed by Africa and other emerging market regions, Dr.. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala. Do you think the World Bank’s choice of Jim Yong Kim was based on merit? Check out the video below. See also Though […]

“I am not daunted” says Dr. Okonjo Iweala on World Bank Presidency

Speaking recently to CNN’s Richard Quest, Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala asserted that she is not daunted by the competition in her quest to be selected for the World Bank’s top job. “I am not daunted” she said, “because the shareholders of the World Bank promised a fair, merit-based, open and competitive process.” […]

Opinion – Will the woman of the people be allowed to lead the World Bank?

If Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Nigeria’s Minister For Finance And Coordinating Minister of the Economy wins the position of World Bank President in June, she would be making history. An Okonjo Iweala World bank presidency would mean she is the first Non-American to hold that role. It would also mean that she is the first woman […]

Ngozi Okonjo Iweala – The Woman Who Could Break America’s Control of the World Bank [The Atlantic Wire]

American publication, The Atlantic Wire recently published an impassioned piece on Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala’s candidacy for the World Bank’s top post. We have re-published the piece. Check it out below and please share your thoughts! The Woman Who Could Break America’s Control of the World Bank It would be the first time in history […]