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Iraq's Digital Innovators

This article has been originally published in the GIZ magazine 'akzente' at https://akzente.giz.de/en/artikel/iraqs-digital-innovators. It is reprinted here by kind permission of GIZ. A new generation of young Iraqi entrepreneurs are confronting the country's challenges, even during the coronavirus pandemic. Text und Fotos: Olivia Cuthbert The streets are eerily silent in Mosul's old city. A fierce […]

Iraq asks Germany to Help with Removal from EU Blacklist

Foreign Minister Calls on his German Counterpart to Support the Removal of Iraq from List of High-risk Countries in Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Iraqi Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein received a phone call from German Foreign Minister Mr. Heiko Maas. The two Ministers discussed bilateral relations between the two countries, and the prospects for […]

Iraqi PM Pushes Electricity Projects

By John Lee. Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi has held a meeting with the Ministers of Electricity and Oil to discuss electricity supply in Iraq, and directed that all electricity projects, especially those agreed with Siemens, be implemented without delay. He added that Iraq has spent billions of dollars on the electricity sector in recent years, […]

Germany Strengthens Criminal Justice Services in Iraq

Criminal justice services in Iraq strengthened thanks to new contribution from Germany The Government of Germany has committed USD 1.13 million to support the Government of Iraq strengthen its criminal investigations and crime scene management under a new project in partnership with UNDP Iraq. Strengthening Criminal Investigations and Crime Scene Management Capacities in Iraq aims […]

UN appoints German as Deputy Special Representative for Iraq

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Irena Vojáčková-Sollorano of Germany as his new Deputy Special Representative for Iraq, in the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and Resident Coordinator. Ms. Vojáčková-Sollorano will also serve as Humanitarian Coordinator. Ms. Vojáčková-Sollorano succeeds Marta Ruedas of Spain, who retired from the United Nations […]

Siemens Wins 400kV Substation Contract in Iraq

Siemens Energy and the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity have signed a contract for the Al Hamudhia substation, which will provide reliable and efficient power supply to the cities of Ramadi, Fallujah, Saqlawyah, Khalediyah and surrounding areas in Al Anbar governorate, North West of Baghdad. Located about 20 kilometers away from Ramadi city, the turnkey 400- […]

Iraqi Cabinet outlines Funding for Investment Projects

The Cabinet held its regular meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. At the start of the meeting, the Prime Minister thanked health teams for their sacrifices on the front line during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Cabinet received a briefing from the Minister of Health on the latest developments and the […]

Siemens and Partners Inaugurate Health Clinic in Baiji

Siemens, Lions and their partners inaugurate the rehabilitated health clinic in Baiji, Iraq Al-Tawheed Center in Salah ad-Din Province was renovated by Iraq's Ministry of Health Siemens donated advanced medical and power equipment to NGO Lions Foundation Germany to support the rehabilitation of the clinic Clinic is open to the public and has the capacity […]

Major Sites re-open in Ramadi highlighting City’s Recovery

Hospitals and bridges: Major sites re-open in Ramadi highlighting city’s recovery The Government of Iraq has re-opened two major infrastructure projects in Ramadi following their rehabilitation by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The re-opening of Ramadi Maternity Hospital and the Palestine Bridge marks a significant moment for the recovery of the city after years […]

Germany gives another $2.2m for Explosive Hazard Mgt

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq welcomes an additional contribution of EUR 2 million (approximately USD 2.2 million) from the Federal Republic of Germany for the survey and clearance of explosive hazards in support of humanitarian and stabilization initiatives. The conflict with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in […]