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Why North Korea’s state ideology appeals to some in Africa – Ep. 278
North Korea News Podcast

Why North Korea’s state ideology appeals to some in Africa – Ep. 278

Alhassan Mamman Muhammad discusses Nigeria-DPRK ties and why he has embraced Kim Il Sung’s Juche thought

Why North Korea’s state ideology appeals to some in Africa – Ep. 278
Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK News March 7, 2023
North Korea in February 2023: A month in review and what’s ahead
Month in Review

North Korea in February 2023: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from February 1, 2023 to February 28, 2023

North Korea in February 2023: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK ProNK Pro March 3, 2023
Settling in Seoul: A North Korean defector discovers the concept of hobbies
Ask A North Korean

Settling in Seoul: A North Korean defector discovers the concept of hobbies

DPRK society insists individuals live for collective, but people in the South can explore their own interests

Settling in Seoul: A North Korean defector discovers the concept of hobbies
Sersong Han March 3, 2023
State media review: North Korea dangles promise of new homes to motivate farmers
Analysis

State media review: North Korea dangles promise of new homes to motivate farmers

An in-depth analysis of agriculture policy changes, a religious group’s denunciation, frog oil cosmetics and more

State media review: North Korea dangles promise of new homes to motivate farmers
Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon Chung March 2, 2023
Kim Jong Un approves lavish new dog meat restaurant on Pyongyang riverfront
Analysis

Kim Jong Un approves lavish new dog meat restaurant on Pyongyang riverfront

Satellite imagery shows construction started late last year, as North Korean leader says canine dining ‘improves diets’

Kim Jong Un approves lavish new dog meat restaurant on Pyongyang riverfront
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko March 1, 2023
Ask a North Korean: What snacks are most popular in the DPRK?
Ask A North Korean

Ask a North Korean: What snacks are most popular in the DPRK?

The state gives out low-quality sweets on major holidays, but what people really covet are imported treats from abroad

Ask a North Korean: What snacks are most popular in the DPRK?
Jin February 24, 2023
More North Koreans sticking mysterious objects on face masks, state media shows
News

More North Koreans sticking mysterious objects on face masks, state media shows

Mask accessories could be indicator of COVID vaccination or other health status, though their purpose remains unclear

More North Koreans sticking mysterious objects on face masks, state media shows
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko February 23, 2023
State media review: North Korea rejects humanitarian aid as ‘poison candy’
Analysis

State media review: North Korea rejects humanitarian aid as ‘poison candy’

An in-depth analysis of calls to resist outside help, praise for a new greenhouse farm, an animated love story and more

State media review: North Korea rejects humanitarian aid as ‘poison candy’
Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon Chung February 23, 2023
Pyongyang Chronicles: A modern-day Judas at Kim Il Sung University
Opinion

Pyongyang Chronicles: A modern-day Judas at Kim Il Sung University

An early friendship ends with betrayal, demonstrating how the North Korean system begets hypocrisy and doublethink

Pyongyang Chronicles: A modern-day Judas at Kim Il Sung University
Alek SigleyAlek Sigley February 23, 2023
North Korean ferry capsized near Wonsan naval base, satellite imagery shows
News

North Korean ferry capsized near Wonsan naval base, satellite imagery shows

Ship appears to have been docked closer to city center before being moved, suggesting unrepairable issue

North Korean ferry capsized near Wonsan naval base, satellite imagery shows
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll February 20, 2023