Published On: Thu, Feb 27th, 2014

North Korea Diary: Course glorifying Kim Jong Il, African events praise Kim Jong Il and Central Zoo features Yorkshire terriers

There has been a lot of excitement surrounding the birth anniversary of the late Supreme Leader of North Korea (Feb. 16), including events on the African and Asian continents.



Featured was a meeting, film show and photo exhibition in Myanmar, film shows and book and photo exhibitions in Nigeria and Uganda, according to a Korean Central News Agency report Tuesday.

There were books and photos introducing successes made by the army and people of the DPRK in building a thriving nation.

Read: North Korea from Space to read more about the thriving nation

A political appointee from Myanmar said, “Kim Jong Il was the great leader who put the single-minded unity of the whole society onto a higher stage and turned the DPRK into an invincible political and military power.”

In addition in Africa, speakers in Nigeria and Uganda praised Kim Jong Il as an outstanding leader and peerless elder statesman saying “the immortal exploits of Kim Jong Il would shine long in the history.”

In a similar vein, at the 8th Conference of Ideological Officials of the Workers’ Party of Korea Wednesday, a short course was presented to participants concerning the theoretical and practical matters arising in the work to firmly uphold the immortal exploits performed by leader Kim Jong Il in the field of the ideological work of the WPK, raise a strong wind of ideological, information and agitation campaigns and dynamically accelerate the building of a thriving socialist nation.

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One part of the course dealt with the issue of directing the focus of the party’s ideological work to the work for thoroughly establishing the monolithic leadership system of the party.

The course put emphasis on raising a strong wind of ideological, information and agitation campaigns so as to give full play to the mental power of the masses.

On a lighter note, while the National Zoo in Washington DC features the Giant Panda and the Toronto Zoo has a great polar bear exhibit, the Central Zoo in Pyongyang has just received it’s latest attraction–Yorkshire terriers.

Apparently the cute dogs are being trained to perform some type of feats.

Byline: Hung Il Gong

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