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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during an inspection of the Samjiyon Potato Farina Production Factory in Samjiyon County, Ryanggang Province in October 2018

North Korea prioritizes families with dependents in potato handouts

North Korean households in Ryanggang Province with dependents will be given priority to receive potatoes harvested in the province this year, Daily NK learned...
Potato farming

Central committee official dismissed for illicit affair

An official from the Workers’ Party of Korea’s Central Committee dispatched to a farm in Ryanggang Province has apparently been dismissed from his position...
Pyongyang taxi

Indebted Pyongyang taxi driver commits suicide

A taxi driver in Pyongyang suffering from mounting financial difficulties committed suicide after failing to pay a portion of his income owed to his...

Brother and sister arrested after defection into China

In mid-September, North Korea’s Ministry of State Security (MSS) arrested a brother and sister upon their return to North Korea after living in China...
North Korean military

Daily NK Snapshots from North Korea

North Korea's thermal power plant renovations treat symptoms, not root cause of chronic power outages (Mun Dong Hui) Officials in North Korea recently commenced large-scale...
Coffee shop pyongyang

North Korea’s coffee culture grows more mainstream

North Korean coffee has become more affordable and the country’s coffee culture appears to be growing more mainstream, Daily NK sources reported on Friday. Coffee...

North Korea’s security service intensifies search for “spies”

North Korea’s Ministry of State Security (MSS) has recently intensified lectures aimed at encouraging North Koreans to turn in spies following the arrest of...
Pyongyang in August 2019

Pyongyang elites increasingly turn to fortune-tellers

North Korea’s worsening economic situation has led more and more North Koreans to seek out fortune-tellers, leading to a nation-wide crackdown by the authorities,...
North Korean soldiers

North Korean government courier attacked by soldiers

A government courier relaying sensitive documents was attacked by six soldiers on the road from Pyongyang to Pyongsong in July, leading military authorities to...
Election day north korea

The Quiet Shadow – Part 1

Earlier this year, North Korea held elections for its Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA). The moment North Korea announced the election, pin drop silence enveloped...

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