Wednesday, 15 July 2015


Over the last decade we have worked with and supported many local partner organisations and communities in the Niger Delta on the issues that affect them. Issues such as improving oil spill response and compensation, mediating inter-communal conflicts, addressing local energy needs, supporting the struggle against slum clearance, monitoring elections, dealing with corruption and striving for environmental and social justice. In this time we have learned that it is only when Civil Society, Government and Industry work together can truly sustainable solutions be found that will help build a lasting peace.

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Today's nuclear deal means Apple, GE, and others could soon sell their products in Iran

Earlier this morning, President Obama announced a historic accord to curb Iran's nuclear capabilities in exchange for lifting sanctions on the country, a move that could open the door for some US businesses. As The Wall Street Journal reports again today, that's already in the works: Apple and General Electric have been in touch with potential Iranian distributors.
The nuclear accord reached today doesn't mean companies can immediately market and sell their products in Iran — the country must meet certain requirements before sanctions will be lifted, and it's not clear when that would happen — but it does mean businesses are suddenly very close to operating in the country, something they've been interested in for some time: The Wall Street Journal similarly reported in October of last year that Apple and GE had been in touch with distributors in the country, and that Boeing sold aircraft manuals and charts to the country for the first time in decades.
Iran is a country of more than 77 million people, and as the Journal points out, today's nuclear deal would eventually unfreeze more than $100 billion in Iranian cash held in foreign banks, which would give more buying power to the country and certainly could entice companies hoping to bring their products to Iran.