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South Africa may supply Defence Kit to Iraq

By John Lee. The South African Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Export Council (SAAMDEC) has reportedly been invited to engage with Iraqi government on defence and security contracts. Established in 2015 by the South African Department of Trade and Industry, SAAMDEC aims facilitate exports for the defence and related industries sector. Iraq is said to have […]

Contracts Awarded for Metal Detectors

By John Lee. Two companies have won tenders to supply "Hook & Line equipment and Metal Detectors" to the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in Iraq. The contract with South Africa-based LVP Technology is valued at $608,292, while the contract with Monaco-based MKG sarl is valued at $144,845. (Source: UNGM)

Iraq Bans Poultry Imports due to Avian Flu

By John Lee. Iraq has banned the importion of frozen and live poultry products from two dozen countries. According to a report from Reuters, Baghdad restricted poultry imports from France last month, following a reported outbreak of H5N1 bird flu. The ban now extends to Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Bhutan, China, Egypt, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, […]

FlyBaghdad leases Jordanian 737

By John Lee. FlyBaghdad has reportedly wet-leased a Boeing 737-400 from Jordan Aviation. The company also has two A320-200s leased from South Africa's Global Aviation Operations, and three CRJ-200s, two of which are leased from Iraq Gate (Baghdad). Launched earlier this year, FlyBaghdad currently offers scheduled passenger flights to Erbil, Najaf, Sulaymaniyah, Istanbul and Tbilisi. […]

South Africa Eyes Crude Oil from Iraq

By John Lee. South Africa's Strategic Fuel Fund (SFF) wants to import 24 million barrels of oil a year from Iraq to boost its reserves, according to a report from Reuters. The country has not imported crude oil from Iraq since 2003, when Saddam Hussein was toppled. In August, South Africa's largest black-owned petrochemical company, […]

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 […]