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IBBC Webinar: Causes and Cures for Iraqi Corruption

Corruption Worse Than ISIS: Causes and Cures for Iraqi Corruption The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) is delighted to invite you to the public launch of Professor Frank Gunther's new paper on corruption in Iraq on Monday 26th of April from 1pm - 2pm BST. Following the presentation of the paper there will be comments from […]

CERF contributes $1.6m to UNFPA in Iraq

The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) contributed US$ 1.6 million to UNFPA for two years to provide integrated sexual reproductive health (SRH) and gender-based violence (GBV) interventions in Iraq. The funding will strengthen the capacity of national actors, in particular women empowerment organisations, in their response to gender-based violence following a survivor-centred approach and will […]

The Hijacking of Democracy: The Role of Political Parties in Iraq

By Samir Sumaida'ie, former Iraqi Ambassador to the United Nations and the United States, for The Wilson Center. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Hijacking of Democracy: The Role of Political Parties in Iraq In the eighteen years since the fall […]

Iraqi Tax Official Jailed for Corruption

By John Lee. Rusafa Criminal Court has sentenced an employee at the Taxes Public Commission to two years of "severe imprisonment" on a charge of bribery. Iraq's Supreme Judicial Council said the man was found guilty of taking IQD18 million from a merchant in order to reduce taxes. (Source: Iraq Supreme Judicial Council)

Customs Officer Jailed for facilitating Smuggling

By John Lee. Iraq's Federal Court of Cassation has ratified the imprisonment of a former director of the Customs Center at Najaf Airport. According to the Commission on Integrity, the director took money to allow the smuggling of 400 boxes of medicine through the airport. (Source: Commission on Integrity)

German Company to Inspect Iraq's Electoral Software

By John Lee. At a meeting on Tuesday, the Iraqi Cabinet approved the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) decision to pay the German company Hensoldt to inspect the software running the country's electoral systems. The company, which has 5,600 employees, describes itself as "a pioneer of technology and innovation for defence and security electronics." General […]

Dhi Qar Protests: PM Replaces Governor

By John Lee. Iraq's Cabinet held its weekly meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. The Prime Minister addressed the developments in Dhi Qar province, and confirmed that, following consultations with key stakeholders, a new governor has been appointed to run the province and his name will be announced shortly. He […]

UNDP and swisspeace Building a Peaceful Iraq

Building a peaceful Iraq: New MoU between UNDP Iraq and swisspeace signed A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Iraq and swisspeace, to strengthen efforts for peacebuilding and social cohesion in Iraq. The MoU provides a framework for collaboration and secures a two-year partnership between UNDP Iraq […]

UNDP supports Iraqi Govt to Strengthen Internal Security

The Iraqi Ministry of Interior (MoI) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Iraq delivered a strategic planning training course to senior officers and specialists to strengthen MoI institutional capacities to implement its multiyear strategic plan (2019 -2023). The Strategic Plan is aimed at strengthening internal security, maintain public order, develop law enforcement and anti-corruption […]