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Commodity prices fall significantly 
Date : March 25, 2021
Commodity prices fall significantly in Chongjin’s Sunam MarketCommodity prices in some of North Korea’s markets have been falling recently, Daily NK has learned. A sour…
Expansion of political prison camp 
Date : February 20, 2021
North Korea orders expansion of political prison camp systemThe North Korean authorities have reportedly ordered the expansion of political prison camps in the country. A…
Efforts for telecommunications environment face hurdles 
Date : February 20, 2021
Efforts to improve telecommunications environment face many hurdlesNorth Korea has made it clear it wishes to improve the nation’s telecommunication environment. But due…
A quarter of NK have access to electricity 
Date : February 8, 2021
Only a quarter of N. Koreans presumed to have access to electricity: CIAOnly 26 percent of the population in North Korea were presumed to have access to electricity in 20…
USD-KPW exchange rate climbing 
Date : February 8, 2021
USD-KPW exchange rate begins climbing amid hopes for restart in tradeAfter plummeting to new lows right after the Eighth Party Congress, the USD-KPW exchange rate has beg…
Lectures on squashing anti-socialist acts 
Date : February 8, 2021
North Korea conducts lectures on “squashing anti-socialist” actsNorth Korean authorities are conducting public lectures on “squashing anti-socialist and non-socialist …
NK continues to export coal and dispatch laborers overseas 
Date : January 31, 2021
North Korea continues to export coal and dispatch laborers overseasNorth Korean authorities are engrossed in various plans to make money, some of which violate internatio…
Warning people of broadcasts from the US, SK and Japan 
Date : January 31, 2021
North Korea conducts lectures warning people of broadcasts from the US, South Korea and JapanNorth Korea is reportedly conducting lectures in certain regions that designa…
People with relatives overseas allowed to write letters for help 
Date : January 26, 2021
North Korea allows some people with relatives overseas to write letters asking for helpAs North Koreans continue to suffer from growing economic difficulties due to COVID…
North Hamgyong Province official sacked after corruption comes to light 
Date : January 26, 2021
North Hamgyong Province official sacked after corruption comes to lightA cadre in North Hamgyong Province was reportedly sacked when a Central Committee inspection in mid…
NK COVID-19 quarantine efforts appear to be full of holes 
Date : January 26, 2021
North Korea’s COVID-19 quarantine efforts appear to be full of holesNorth Korean authorities are neither isolating suspected cases of COVID-19 nor properly treating them…
Gomdok Mine in the 90-day battle 
Date : January 16, 2021
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 p…
Musan residents asked to provide their best winter clothes to soldiers 
Date : January 14, 2021
Musan residents asked to provide their best winter clothes to soldiersNorth Korean military authorities are reportedly forcing ordinary people in North Hamgyong Province…
People’s distrust of financial institutions remains strong 
Date : January 4, 2021
Ordinary people’s distrust of financial institutions remains strongBanks are some of the least trusted institutions in North Korea. Faith in them completely eroded after…
Local trade official arrested for defying order 
Date : January 4, 2021
Local trade official arrested for defying order to earn foreign currencyThe Ministry of State Security has reportedly arrested a trade official who “audaciously” defied…
 
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