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#Ri Yong Ho

# ri-yong-ho - Thursday 19 July, 2012

Kim Jong-un gives himself new title to cement grip on power

The 29-year-old leader has given himself the title of ‘Marshal’ – previously held by his father and grandfather.

# ri-yong-ho - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

Meet the new boss: North Korea names new army chief

Some analysts say that the departure of Ri Yong-Ho and the arrival of his replacement Hyon Yong-Chol is an attempt by new leader Kim Jong Un to tame the power of the country’s vast military.

# ri-yong-ho - Monday 16 July, 2012

North Korea army chief relieved of all posts

North Korean media says Ri Yong Ho has been removed due to illness, but there is scepticism about that claim.