North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile Ahead Of South’s Election

By Musisi Yiga John Updated at 21:50 EAT on 05th March 2020. North Korea fired a suspected ballistic missile Saturday, Seoul’s military said, continuing this year’s record-breaking blitz of weapons tests with a launch just days before South Korea’s presidential election. From hypersonic to medium-range ballistic missiles, Pyongyang test-fired a string of weaponry in January…

North Korea fires ballistic missile, second in a week.

Launch was detected by Japan and South Korea and comes after six countries urged Pyongyang to end “destabilising” actions. By Faith Barbara Namagembe Updated at 0632 EAT on 11 January 2022. North Korea fired what may have been a ballistic missile on Tuesday morning, Japan and South Korea said, less than a week after Pyongyang…

North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile.

Launch is the first this year for the nuclear-armed nation. By faith Barbara Namagembe Updated at 0730 EAT on 05 January 2022. North Korea fired a suspected ballistic missile off its east coast on Wednesday, authorities in Japan and South Korea said, in the nuclear-armed country’s first show of force this year. Japan’s coast guard,…

South Korea pardons ex-president after nearly 5 years in prison.

By Faith Barbara Namagembe Updated at 1600 EAT On 31 Dec 2021. Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was released from prison on Friday nearly five years after being convicted of corruption, fuelling debate over whether she would play any role ahead of a March presidential election. Park, 69, was the country’s first democratically elected…