October 03, 2023

Exclusive: North Korean minister inspects Ugandan Police Force

North Korean officials discuss crowd control, tear-gas launchers with Ugandan counterparts

LONDON – Both North and South Korea are competing for attention in Uganda, with the North giving direct training and guidance to the Ugandan Police Force, and the South praising Kampala for recent successes in improving domestic security.

Since 1988 North Korea has supported the Ugandan police force in martial arts and the training of highly specialized marine units. Now, for the first time since that cooperation began, a high-level North Korean People’s Security delegation has been dispatched to Kampala for a five day ‘courtesy visit’ with Ugandan police chief, Inspector General Kale Kayihura.