"South Sudan's civil war spirals into genocide, leaving ghost towns in its wake" PBS NewsHour 5/1/2017
SUMMARY: South Sudan was founded in 2011, and now it's on the edge of collapse. Forces allied to the president and vice president have been fighting along tribal lines. Murderous raids on civilian communities are a favored tactic, and UN peacekeepers have been criticized for not doing more to stop them. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
"Millions are on the brink of war-driven starvation in South Sudan" PBS NewsHour 5/2/2017
SUMMARY: Countless numbers of people in South Sudan are on the run from government troops, targeted because of their tribe amid a brutal civil war. Communities hide in the wilderness to avoid violence, but there is nothing to eat, fueling a man-made famine as aid agencies struggle to reach people. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
"How rape is used as a weapon in South Sudan’s war" PBS NewsHour 5/3/2017
SUMMARY: Rape has become a tool of war in South Sudan, wielded against women of rival tribes. In partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports from a camp for people fleeing ethnic violence where most women are rape survivors and they don’t dare leave because they fear they will be violently assaulted.