South Sudanese security operatives arrested Mark Mabil, an official at the state-owned oil company Nile Petroleum Corporation (NilPet). Mabil is accused of leaking confidential documents. The arrest follows a recent investigative report by Global Witness “Capture on the Nile” that accused GoSS of using NilePet revenue to fuel the on-going conflict.
The SPLA (IO) released two Kenyan pilots after receiving a compensation payment. The pilots have been held captive since early January when their plane crashed and killed a civilian in Akobo, Upper Nile State.
The Nyara and Biong communities in Jonglei State have signed an agreement to end the conflict over grazing land that has claimed 37 lives in the past two months.