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Egyptian Firms Claim Under Iraq Oil-for-Food Program

Egyptian private- and public-sector officials have criticized the Foreign Ministry's seeming disregard for demands by the Trade Ministry’s Trade Representation Agency for US$1.1billion in compensation to be paid out to Egyptian companies and workers in Iraq as part of the UN's longstanding Oil-for-Food Program, according to a report in Al-Masry Al-Youm. Egyptian companies operating in […]

S African President Quashes Iraq Oil Corruption Probe

South African President Jacob Zuma said there are no legal means to prosecute traders for paying bribes to win Iraqi oil contracts under the United Nations’ oil- for-food program that operated before 2003, according to a report from Bloomberg. Zuma closed an investigation into trader Sandile Majali, citing loopholes in local laws. Majali was named […]

$8.7 Billion Missing - NGOs Blame Lack of Accountability

The NGO Coordination Committee in Iraq (NCCI) has issued the following statement regarding the $8.7 billion of Iraqi funds that cannot be accounted for: Last week, the US Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR) issued an audit stating that the Pentagon cannot account for 96 percent of $9.1 billion that was set aside for […]