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25 November 2017 03:54 (South Africa)

Happy birthday, North Korea!

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

It's the 62nd anniversary of the founding of the state of North Korea today, and although the nation itself isn't showing signs of letting up in its isolationist stance, Dear Leader Kim Jong-il may be ready to name a successor. The official news agency of North Korea says member of the Korean Workers' Party gathered at the Kumsusan Memorial Palace to mark the event, and speculation is that a major conference will be held, where Kim Jong-il will annoint his youngest son Kim Jong-un as his successor. The leader of North Korea is believed to be in frail health, although the North Koreans will not admit this. Read more: Voice of America and Al-Jazeera

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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