Iraq has seen its share of demonstrations over the past week, with number of fatalities reaching into double figures, public offices being burned, and the governors of Basra and Babil being forced to resign; the governor of Ninewa, a brother of the parliamentary Speaker, has rejected calls from Nouri al-Maliki and others to follow suit.
These events have only been kept off the front pages of the mainstream media by the scale of the events in Libya, but we will keep Iraq Business News readers up to date with the latest developments.
To what extent these protests achieve progress remains to be seen, but al-Maliki has given his ministers 100 days to implement reforms. The clock is ticking.
Here at Iraq Businesses News we are delighted to welcome T. Keyzom Ngodup, who joins our team of Expert Bloggers. Keyzom specialises in the development and financing of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), which are an important part of the country's development.