November 29, 2023

Judge Juche: North Korean misadventures in Uganda

How a DPRK-linked firm sought to scam local insurance companies out of millions

This article is the second of a series produced by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies exclusively for NK News. For this series, we’ve chosen to focus on the legal (mis)adventures of North Korean entities and individuals overseas. You can read part one here.

This entry in our series takes us to Uganda. Here, we look at a failed construction project from 2011, a few attempts at insurance fraud, and the four lawsuits (at least one of which is still unfolding) that resulted when everything went wrong.