Wednesday 15 February
- The Government of South Sudan (GOSS) seeks to cooperate with the private sector and other stakeholders to reverse the deteriorating economy.
- Clashes between government forces and the SPLA (IO) in Yuai, Jonglei State, as well as the Tigitigi and Ambasa areas, Central Equatoria State.
- Al Jazeera, In Pictures: “Atrocities prompt mass exodus in Central Equatoria”
Thursday 16 February
- According to local officials, SPLA troops raped at least six women and carried out arbitrary arrests in the village of Kubi, southeast of Juba. The SPLA has stated it will investigate the incident.
- Reuters: “Nearly 15,000 lost children seek parents in chaos of South Sudan’s war”
Friday 17 February
- The Government of Uganda warned its resources are strained by the hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese refugees that have crossed its border in recent months.
- The Minister of Labour and Public Services, Gabriel Duop Lam, resigned from the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU).
- A U.N. group of experts believes security personnel from both Kenya and South Sudan were involved in the abduction of human rights activist Dong Samuel Luak and Aggrey Idri Ezibon, chairman of the SPLM (IO) Humanitarian Affairs Committee, in Nairobi last month.
Sunday 19 February
- Two top SPLA officials overseeing South Sudan’s military courts have resigned, saying high-level interference made it impossible to discipline soldiers. International media reports:
- Salva Kiir has formed a high-level committee to make the necessary preparations for relocation of the nation’s capital city from Juba to Ramciel.
- The SPLA (IO) warned national and international oil workers from re-opening oil facilities in Unity and Upper Nile State, saying they risk losing their lives.
- GOSS and UN agencies declare famine in Unity State the first famine to be be announced in any part of the world in six years.
- Al Jazeera: “Building peace through video games in South Sudan”