World Trade Organisation ambassadors have put forward Nigeria’s ex-finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as the next head of the institution. BBC Africa reports that if confirmed, she would be the first woman and the first African to lead the WTO. But the appointment requires consensus, and the US remains opposed, as backs a candidate from South Korea, Yoo Myung-hee. The WTO hopes to reach agreement in time for its General Council meeting next month.