GABORONE, Botswana — The Namibian government has confirmed that North Korea built an arms and ammunition factory in the African country and is in the process of executing other contracts for the construction of the country’s first military academy, military barracks and a new headquarters for the Ministry of Defense (MoD).
Namibian Deputy Prime Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah confirmed that North Korean built a small arms and ammunition factory in the capital Windhoek. The arms and ammunition factory was completed in 2005.
|North Korean and Namibia troops in joint military training.|
In 2015, the UN Panel of Experts on sanctions against North Korea discovered that Namibia acquired small arms and and also received counter-insurgency training for it’s police and special force from North Korea against the UN Security Council Sanctions. North Korea and Namibia have a long history of military cooperation, which dates back to the struggle for independence.