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How North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-Un Brutally Executed His Uncle

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Kim Jong-un's uncle, Jang Song-Thaek

Kim Jong-un’s uncle, Jang Song-Thaek

Details of the execution of Jang Song Thaek, the uncle of North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-Un have emerged, showing how Thaek was brutally murdered by his nephew.

The details were disclosed in a report, where unlike previous executions of political prisoners which were carried out by firing squads with machine guns, Jang Song Thaek was stripped naked and thrown into a cage, along with his five closest aides, the Straits Times reports.

“Then 120 hounds, starved for three days, were allowed to prey on them until they were completely eaten up. This is called “quan jue”, or execution by dogs.”

The report also said the entire process lasted for an hour, with Jong-Un, watching it along with 300 senior officials.

The source of the report, which details the brutal execution is Wen Wei Po, a Hong Kong-based Chinese language newspaper.

Jong-Un had declared his uncle to be a “despicable human scum, worse than a dog,” after he was accused of treason.

The news of how his uncle was executed comes as South Korea dismissed North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s conciliatory words in his New Year message as an empty gesture, urging Pyongyang to scrap its nuclear programs to show it is committed to better relations.

In his speech yesterday, Kim hailed the execution last month of his once-powerful uncle Jang Song-Thaek and accused the United States and South Korea of manoeuvring for a nuclear war.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un delivering his New Year's Day address in Pyongyang. Picture: AFP

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un delivering his New Year’s Day address in Pyongyang. Picture: AFP

But he also called for a “favourable climate” to improve relations with the South, saying it was time for the two Koreas to stop doing “anything detrimental to national unity and reconciliation”.

In its first official response, the South Korean government said it was sceptical about the intentions of Kim, who has ruled the nuclear-armed North since the death of his father, Kim Jong-Il, in December 2011.

“Peace and reconciliation cannot be achieved merely by words”, Seoul said in a statement.

“In order to improve ties between the South and the North, North Korea must show sincerity in building trust and above all, it must make genuine efforts for denuclearisation”.

It said Kim made similar comments in last year’s New Year speech before a series of provocative actions from the North including a third nuclear test, threats of military attacks and the unilateral closure of an inter-Korean industrial zone.

Pyongyang shut down the complex at Kaesong in April during a spike in military tensions that followed the nuclear test but the two Koreas agreed in September to resume operations.

South Korean Defence Minister Kim Kwan-Jin on Thursday cautioned that the apparent peace overtures from the North could be a “smoke screen” aimed at hiding a provocative act, urging the military to remain alert.

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JUST IN: ECOWAS Lifts Sanctions On Mali

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US President, Donald Trump, Wife Test Positive For Covid-19

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Donald Trump and Melania

Donald Trump and wife, Melania Trump

President of the United States, Donald Trump, and his wife, Melania Trump have both tested positive for COVID-19.

The President took to his official Twitter handle on Friday to make this announcement.

Trump was last seen in public on Thursday afternoon, returning to the White House after a fundraising trip to New Jersey.

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On Thursday, he announced that his aide, Hope Hicks tested positive for the virus which has killed over 1 million people around the world.

He further revealed that he and the first lady had taken the test and waiting for the results before announcing the outcome on Friday.

 

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Mali: N’Daw, Coup Leader Goita Sworn In As President, VP

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President of Mali, N’Daw, coup leader, Goita

Retired Army Colonel, Bah N’Daw has been sworn in on Friday as the interim president of Mali and he is to head a transitional government following last month’s military coup in the country.

The swearing-in ceremony held in the country’s capital city of Bamako, where Colonel Assimi Goita, who led the military junta, was also sworn in as interim vice president.

This administration is to lead the government for a maximum of 18 months before organising national elections.

Also Read: Buhari Attends Virtual ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit Over Mali Crisis

It will be recalled that the country’s military executed a coup last month (August 18) which successfully removed the nation’s president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita from office.

Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, attended the ceremony alongside other members of the ECOWAS mediation team.

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