Pulitzer Center Update

This Week: South Sudan's Endless War

May 09, 2017|

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Still image from Jane Ferguson's PBS NewsHour video "South Sudan's civil war spirals into genocide, leaving ghost towns in its wake." South Sudan, 2017.

Still image from Jane Ferguson's PBS NewsHour video "South Sudan's civil war spirals into genocide, leaving ghost towns in its wake." South Sudan, 2017.

Already a Failed State

Jane Ferguson

It took less than six years for South Sudan, the world’s newest nation, to fall apart. As grantee Jane Ferguson reports in this 3-part series for the PBS NewsHour, a particularly vicious civil war has targeted civilians and pushed the country to the brink of famine. “Neither side in this war is backing down. It is spiraling into a frenzy of ethnic-driven murder and revenge. The dream of a peaceful South Sudan is dying with its people.”

Stopping Le Pen

Sarah Wildman

In France, the center held. Grantee Sarah Wildman, writing for Vox, looks at how 39-year-old Emmanuel Macron turned back Marine Le Pen’s tide of far-right resentment and fear.

China's Push for Clean Energy

Beth Gardiner

As the Trump administration promises to put American coal miners back to work, grantee Beth Gardiner’s story for National Geographic explains China’s mega-investment in wind and solar power.