Report: North Korea’s Illicit Trade Network Hits Africa’s Vulnerable Wildlife 1 234 567

Report: North Korea’s Illicit Trade Network Hits Africa’s Vulnerable Wildlife

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North Korea’s government has relied for decades on illicit trade to fill its coffers, but a new report notes what appears to be a recent rise in Pyongyang’s trafficking of illegal wildlife from African nations.

The report, by the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime, warns that the trade is putting further pressure on Africa’s endangered rhino and elephant populations.

North Korea is finding itself increasingly squeezed by international sanctions imposed to try to...

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