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North Korea Market Prices Update: April 30, 2019

All prices shown in KPW and current as of April 30, 2019. Data: Daily NK
Scene from the fifth meeting of company leaders and political instructors of the Korean People's Army held in Pyongyang on March 25 and 26

Attendee to North Korea’s March military conference shares meeting insights and details

Kim Jong Un’s emphasis on building a self-sustaining economy at the first session of its rubber-stamp parliament has been reiterated at the Fifth Meeting...
Residents of Pyongyang in Kim Il-Sung square participate in a show of support for Kim Jong-Un’s New Year’s message in January.

Crackdown on superstitious behavior leads to life sentence for unlucky fortune teller in North...

Following reports of a public execution of a fortune teller in December last year in Chongjin, Daily NK has learned that another fortune-teller received...
North Korean women at the customs office in Dandong in mid-February 2019

More North Korean laborers head to Russia despite sanctions

On the heels of Kim Jong Un’s summit with Vladimir Putin, the number of North Korean laborers being dispatched to Russia appears to be...
A medic administers a vaccination to a child in North Korea

Rise in tuberculosis patients in South Pyongan Province

There has been a drastic rise in tuberculosis (TB) patients in some areas of North Korea. The country’s medical infrastructure is poor and there...
In this photo from February 2019, North Korean border guards ice fishing in Onsong County, North Hamgyong Province. Taken in February 2019

North Korean military abolishes family hardship and dishonorable discharges

North Korean authorities recently abolished family hardship and dishonorable discharges in an attempt to prevent soldiers from avoiding military service, a growing problem in...
A truck transporting coal and a servi-cha transporting people from Musan Mine in North Korea

Students at University of Coal Mining in Pyongsong frustrated about their futures

One area impacted by continuing international sanctions on North Korea has been the country’s coal industry. Now students at the University of Coal Mining...
A scene from Sakju County, North Pyongan Province

Apparent outbreak of African Swine Fever in North Korea

African Swine Fever (ASF) is on the rise in China and other areas in Asia recently, and the disease has now spread to North...
Tongil Market in Pyongyang

Pyongyang’s economy faces possible stagnation

North Korean sources are reporting that there has been a drastic reduction in the number of merchants and items available for purchase in Pyongyang,...
North Koreans secretly viewing 1 Night, 2 Days

North Korean fans of “2 Nights, 1 Day” concerned about future of the show

North Koreans are expressing disappointment as no new episodes of KBS’s reality variety show “2 Days, 1 Night” have been broadcast in over a...

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