The African Student Protest for Clean Water in North Korea, 1984

"The whole street was full of African students walking and shouting"
April 22nd, 2013
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Artwork by NK NEWS illustrator Cammy Smithwick

In the final part of our special three-part series featuring Aliou Niane, a Guinean who studied at Wonsan agricultural college in North Korea from 1982-1987, Aliou remembers his role in a march to Pyongyang to protest a lack of clean drinking water.

In the summer of 1984, a

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About the Author

Benjamin R. Young

Ben has a master's degree in history from The College at Brockport, State University of New York. His master's thesis investigated the alliance formed between the Black Panther Party and the North Korean leadership from 1969-1971. Currently, he is applying to PhD programs in the United States. His main interests are Cold War history, Marxism in the Third World, the history of Communism, the radical 1960s, and the Black Power movement. He can be reached at byoun3@brockport.edu

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