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Date : February 13, 2013
Power Problems in North Korea
   http://www.rfa.org/korean/in_focus/electricity-02082013162029.html [472]
North Koreans are having a difficult time charging cell phones due to the frequent electricity blackouts.
 
Radio Free Asia has reported from a source that in the current tense state the country finds itself in, electricity supply is not being provided frequently, so the North Korean people are having a tough time of it. The source added that it is hard to make a call to family in North Korea because of the insufficient electricity.
 
The source said that some middle-class or rich people use Chinese gas generators. However, these generators also have a high cost of maintenance. Some people use a solar battery, but these are hard to use when the sun does not appear.
 
Source: Radio Free Asia

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