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Jang Song Taek trial

Interest in Jang Song Taek rebounds in Pyongyang

There has been a sudden rise of high-level officials in Pyongyang mentioning Jang Song Taek, the uncle (by marriage) of North Korean leader Kim...
Pyongyang Woman Clutchbag

Luxury bags slip by UN sanctions, adding to economic disparities

North Korea’s economy is stagnating, but the country’s elite continue to flamboyantly display their wealth and merchants selling luxury items to the elite are ceaselessly targeting...
North Korean students farm mobilization

North Korea’s rich pay to exempt kids from farm work

North Korea’s rich and powerful are increasingly paying school teachers to exempt their children from mandatory farm mobilizations, and schools are using these funds...
North Korean soldiers

North Korean soldiers plunder civilian farmland

North Koreans with private plots of farmland are facing increased instances of theft by soldiers charged with harvesting food for military bases, Daily NK...
North Korean delivery truck

Lucrative salaries for North Korea’s delivery drivers

Delivery service companies funded with capital from North Korea’s nouveau riche are thriving in the country’s major cities, Daily NK has learned.  “More and more...
Pyongyang-Kaesong Expressway

Five party officials die in drunk driving accident

At least five members of Pyongyang’s Party Committee were killed and 13 injured in a drunk driving accident after visiting an anti-American propaganda museum...
Kim Jong Un Pig Farm

North Koreans still in the dark about ASF

As more signs continue to appear that the entire swine population in North Korea has become infected with African Swine Fever (ASF), North Korean...
Namyang Workers District

Man dies in industrial accident at tobacco farm

A young man in his early 20s died last month after becoming trapped in a drying machine on a tobacco farm in North Hamgyong...
Pyongyang Housing

A glimpse into North Korea’s housing permit system

According to regulations stipulated by housing use permits, North Koreans are required to complete the residential registration process within 15 days and move into...
Daedong pigs

North Korean markets sell ASF-infected meat

Pigs known to be infected with African Swine Fever (ASF) are still being butchered and sold at local markets, Daily NK sources have reported.  “When...

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