December 06, 2021

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John Grobler

John Grobler is a Namibia-based investigative reporter who has been reporting on the interface between natural resource exploitation and organized crime in Africa for past 25 years. He is a past winner of several international media awards, including a CNN award for business reporting and is an Alfred Friendly Fellowship alumni.

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How North Korea received millions in Namibia constructing a ‘white elephant’
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How North Korea received millions in Namibia constructing a ‘white elephant’

Newly revealed documents reveal waste and fraud of DPRK firm subcontracted to build country’s state house in 2000s

How North Korea received millions in Namibia constructing a ‘white elephant’
North Korea may have continued Namibian Air Force job in violation of sanctions
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North Korea may have continued Namibian Air Force job in violation of sanctions

NK Pro analysis of newly revealed documents suggests North Korean involvement in several projects inside Namibia

North Korea may have continued Namibian Air Force job in violation of sanctions
John Grobler
John Grobler | Min Chao Choy June 18, 2021
Photos: Inside an abandoned North Korean compound in southwest Africa

Photos: Inside an abandoned North Korean compound in southwest Africa

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

Photos: Inside an abandoned North Korean compound in southwest Africa
John Grobler
John Grobler May 27, 2021
Not going anywhere: North Koreans still working in Namibia

Not going anywhere: North Koreans still working in Namibia

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

Not going anywhere: North Koreans still working in Namibia
John Grobler
John Grobler January 17, 2017
N. Koreans still at work in Namibia, despite pledge to cut ties

N. Koreans still at work in Namibia, despite pledge to cut ties

Visit reveals Mansudae Overseas Projects at work on ruling party-linked project in Windhoek

N. Koreans still at work in Namibia, despite pledge to cut ties
John Grobler
John Grobler October 6, 2016
Report: Namibia caught violating North Korea sanctions

Report: Namibia caught violating North Korea sanctions

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

Report: Namibia caught violating North Korea sanctions
John Grobler
John Grobler April 14, 2016