In Summary
  • The panel added that it has continued its investigation into North Korean training of Ugandan military.
  • Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Mozambique and Namibia are also named in probe.

NEW YORK
Tanzania and Uganda are among several African countries being investigated by the United Nations for violating sanctions imposed on North Korea.

A report on the investigations was released by United Nations panel of experts dated September 9.

The report was issued two days prior to the UN Security Council's unanimous adoption of a tough new round of sanctions aimed at coercing North Korea into negotiations on its nuclear arsenal.

The eight-member panel said it is assessing information from an unnamed UN member-state indicating that Tanzania has entered into military-related contracts with a North Korean corporation valued at about $12.5 million.

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The Haegeumgang Trading Corporation is said to be repairing and upgrading Tanzanian surface-to-air missile systems and air defence radar.

“The United Republic of Tanzania is yet to respond to the panel’s enquiries,” the UN investigators said.

The panel added that it has continued its investigation into North Korean training of Ugandan military and police forces, “in particular the Ugandan air force.”

Also under investigation are the activities of a representative of the Korea Mining Development Trading Corporation, who had travelled to Uganda from Syria.

In addition, the panel said it is looking into the role of the military attaché office in the North Korean embassy in Kampala.

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