October 17, 2019
Lights out in Pyongyang? North Korea’s energy crisis
Reports from in-country sources indicate capital was unable to cope over winter, plunging residents into darkness
North Korea is often associated with electricity shortages. A famous satellite picture comparing the two Koreas shows how brightly the lights to the South shine at night – and how dimly they do in Pyongyang. The rest of the DPRK drowns in darkness, a fitting visual metaphor, to many, for the isolation of the country and the dysfunction of its state.NK News has learned from numerous