Uganda-North Korea Ties Skirt Limits of Sanctions

North Korea’s ceremonial leader Kim Yong Nam is escorted into Uganda’s parliament by Ugandan Foreign Affairs Minister Asuman Kiyingi, Kampala, Uganda, Oct. 30, 2014 (AP photo).
North Korea’s ceremonial leader Kim Yong Nam is escorted into Uganda’s parliament by Ugandan Foreign Affairs Minister Asuman Kiyingi, Kampala, Uganda, Oct. 30, 2014 (AP photo).
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Uganda and North Korea agreed to strengthen bilateral ties during a visit from Kim Yong Nam, chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Peoples’ Assembly of North Korea, in late October last year. In an email interview, Andrea Berger, a research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, discussed North Korea’s ties with Uganda. WPR: How extensive are North Korea’s ties with Uganda, and how has the relationship changed since Kim Jong Un came to power? Andrea Berger: North Korea and Uganda have had positive bilateral relations since the mid-Cold War. At the time, the North Korean foreign policy apparatus […]

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