February 24, 2024

North Korean diplomat defects in Ethiopia

Defections by North Koreans in Africa common, says expert

A member of staff of the North Korean embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia defected to South Korea in August, sources told the Seoul based Yonhap news agency on Friday.

The unnamed DPR Korea embassy official appeared at the South Korean embassy in the Ethiopian capital asking for help with his defection to Seoul, Yonhap's sources said.