The 51%

'Making herstory': The first woman and first African to head the World Trade Organization

THE 51 PERCENT
THE 51 PERCENT © FRANCE 24
By: Aline BOTTIN | Annette Young Follow | Stéphanie CHEVAL | Claire HOPES
13 min

In this edition, we report on the historic appointment of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the first African and the first woman to ever head the World Trade Organization at a time when many are calling for a massive overhaul of the body. Also working women in Gulf countries are still very much viewed as a novelty. Our reporters meet those who are determined regardless to pursue their careers. Plus the Kenyan video gamer who's campaigning to regulate the industry.