January 28, 2021


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Forbes announces Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Africa Person of the Year 2020

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Forbes Magazine has former Finance and Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. (Mrs) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the Africa person of the year 2020.

Forbes Africa tweeted on Tuesday, Dec 1: “The 2020 #AfricanOftheYear Award honoree is…Congratulations to Dr. @NOlweala! Board Chair @Gavi; Board Chair @ARCapicity, gracing the cover of @forbesafrica.”

Reacting, Okonjo-Iweala, who is set to become the first African and first woman to lead the World Trade Organisation in its 25-year history, said she is thrilled.

She tweeted, “Thrilled to be named Forbes Africa-CNBC ‘2020 African of the Year’ following in the footsteps of my great brothers Paul Kagame and Akin Adesina.”

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