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South Sudan's civil war spirals into genocide

Clip: 05/01/2017 | 9m 12s

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.

Aired: 05/01/17

Rating: NR

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