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Power brokers—Iraqis remain in the dark as electricity minister gets sacked

Power brokers—Iraqis remain in the dark as electricity minister gets sacked

The dismissal of the electricity minister could hinder urgent efforts to tackle chronic electricity shortages in Iraq, as the government cancels $1.7 billion in energy contracts and reviews another.

August 8, 2011 10:03 by



…private generators in their neighbourhoods and homes. The shortages were a major complaint at nationwide protests earlier this year.  (By Waleed Ibrahim, Additional reporting by Ju-min Park in Seoul and Aseel Kami in Baghdad; Writing by Patrick Markey; Editing by David Stamp)



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