February 25, 2024

Report: Namibia caught violating North Korea sanctions

African country not complying with 2006 sanctions despite claims cooperation ended in '05

The Namibian military’s commercial arm has been caught violating UN sanctions against North Korea, severely denting its reputation as an exemplary African government.

To make matters worse, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Cooperation Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah found herself in a diplomatic minefield after she confirmed a wide-ranging military cooperation program with North Korea – despite repeatedly claiming this cooperation ceased in 2005.