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Photo from Ghana in 2014
A reverse image search led Africa Check to the earliest version of the photo, published on a street photography blog, Fresh Wall Street, in 2014. Here the photo is credited to photographer Allen Coleman.
Coleman told us he took the photo in Ghana in 2014. He said: “It is a photo of a random Ghanaian child. It does not have anything to do with the WTO director general.”
When asked if the photo was of Okonjo-Iweala he said: “No. That’s not her.”
Okonjo-Iweala was born on 13 June 1954, and was 60 years old in 2014.
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