May 29, 2024
Investigations

Photos: Inside an abandoned North Korean compound in southwest Africa

Contracts, books and journals suggest multi-million dollar operations in Namibia

A North Korean construction team left behind a treasure trove of personal items, books, contracts and other things after disappearing from a compound in Namibia’s capital city of Windhoek four years ago.

The compound originally housed North Koreans from the Mansudae Overseas Projects (MOP), the international arm of Pyongyang’s Mansudae Arts Studio. 

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