October 01, 2023

Not going anywhere: North Koreans still working in Namibia

Mansudae Overseas Projects officials now claiming to be a Chinese construction company

Ten years after the United Nations Security Council first imposed sanctions on North Korea, Namibia said it would implement the UNSC measures - but not everyone was convinced that the SWAPO-led government would finally end its military relationship with the pariah state’s Mansudae Overseas Projects (MOP).

The state-owned Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) a week ago reported that the Ministry for International Relations and Cooperation had informed the UN that it would implement the latest round of sanctions announced in early December and sever all but diplomatic ties with Pyongyang.