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February 19, 2019

North Korean authorities demand rice from new Party members in North Pyongan Province

The North Korean authorities are ordering newly-appointed Party members in North Pyongan Province to contribute supplies in exchange for their new status. North Korean...

Optimism rising as fuel prices dip in North Korea

The general fall in oil prices worldwide has led to lower prices at the pump in South Korea’s gas stations for the 11th week,...

Rice prices in North Korea remain stable despite sanctions

The Korea Institute for National Unification (KINU) estimated in 2016 that there are 404 general markets in North Korea. Johns Hopkins University’s US-Korea Institute...

Farmers in South Pyongan Province proactively engaging in “manure battle”

The North Korean government has again ordered its citizens to engage in a "battle for manure." While most are unhappy with the forced mobilization...

Seven crushed to death in North Korea mine accident

Seven miners were recently killed in an incident at the Kumdok Mining Complex, North Korea’s largest site for producing non-ferrous metals. Mine authorities are...

Updated North Korean road map features religious institutions

A road map that depicts North Korea’s major transport networks and geographical sites shows the location of religious buildings like cathedrals and churches. The road...

Over 500 families in Hyesan move into new apartment complex

With a notable emphasis on structural integrity and follow-up assessments, the North Korean authorities have opened another building within a new apartment complex in...

Two artists sentenced to life in political prison camp after attempt to defect from...

A pair of artists from Pyongyang has been sentenced to life in prison following a defection attempt to South Korea, sources in the North...

Farmers struggle to pay back debt collectors following poor harvest

The devastating drought that withered North Korea’s crops last year left farmers in some regions of North Korea struggling to pay back loans they...

Samiyon construction temporarily suspended on safety concerns

Work brigades dispatched to state construction sites in Samjiyon have been temporarily sent home and construction suspended due to safety concerns and plummeting temperatures...

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