Kenya has nominated Sports Minister Amina Mohamed for the position of the World Trade Organization (WTO) director general.
The WTO is seeking to replace Brazil’s Roberto Azevedo who is stepping down a year early.
Ms Mohamed is the sixth candidate to be nominated for the top job.
Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was also nominated and has received backing from the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas).
Egyptian lawyer Abdel Hamid Mamdouh has is the only remaining candidate of the three who had presented their names to the African Union.
Other countries that have nominated candidates for the job so far are South Korea, Mexico and Moldova.
Nomination closes on Wednesday.