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North Korean authorities in Onsong County order people to “eradicate street cats”

As North Korea’s excessive measures in response to COVID-19 continue into the new year, authorities in Onsong County have recently issued an extraordinary order...
Market official on patrol in Sunchon, South Pyongan Province

North Korea witnesses disturbing fluctuations in commodity prices, exchange rates

With the start of the new year, market prices in North Korea appear to be unstable. The USD-KPW exchange rate has plummeted once again,...
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Gomdok Mine is in the midst of a “90-day battle”

Gomdok Mine, which experienced significant damage from typhoons last year, recently began a "90-day battle" to boost production, Daily NK has learned. A source in...

North Korea Market Price Update: January 11, 2021

All prices shown in KPW and current as of January 11, 2021. Data: Daily NK

Musan County residents asked to provide their best winter clothes to soldiers

North Korean military authorities are reportedly forcing ordinary people in North Hamgyong Province's Musan County to give clothing to soldiers because they are unable...

At least 30 suspected COVID-19 cases emerge after New Year’s performance

North Korea held a New Year’s performance with crowds of people gathered together despite the country’s “emergency anti-epidemic” efforts against COVID-19. Since the performance,...
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North Korea continues to erect disease control stations at local markets, police stations

With North Korea emphasizing “super-class” quarantine measures against COVID-19, the country’s authorities are erecting quarantine stations at the entrance of local markets. A source in...

Yangang Province factories ordered to submit economic plans for Q1 2021 late last year

North Korean authorities reportedly issued a directive late last year that ordered factories, enterprises and collective farms to make all necessary preparations for carrying...

North Korea’s emphasis to its people at the start of the year: manure

To herald the new year, the North Korean authorities gave people their first assignment: the “manure battle.” A source told Daily NK that this...
Kim Jong Un planting trees on Arbor Day (known as "Tree Planting Day" in North Korea) 2015 to promote forestation

North Korea prepares to send loggers to Russia in February

Starting from February, North Korea plans to send loggers to Russia and is quietly recruiting candidates, Daily NK has learned.  A source in Pyongyang told...

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