Monday 15 December
- Foreign Policy article by Ban Ki-Moon calling on the South Sudanese leaders to show statesmanship and commitment to the peace negotiations.
- South Sudan marks first anniversary of civil war.
- Opinion piece by John Kerry and Susan Rice: South Sudan’s leaders need to set aside their dispute.
- One year into the South Sudanese conflict, Naming the Ones We Lost, a project carried out by civil society volunteers, works to memorialize the victims and ‘promote human dignity.’
- Radio Tamazuj’s timeline of South Sudan’s year at war.
- Reflections by international and national leaders and civilians on a year of war in South Sudan.
Tuesday 16 December
- At least 19 people were confirmed dead and 25 people wounded during inter-clan revenge clashes in Lakes state, Cueibet County.
- According to a new IGAD report, the SPLA Juba violated the cessation of hostilities agreement twice over the past month.
Wednesday 17 December
- Sudan warns South Sudan against ‘hostile moves’ by rebels in its territory.
Thursday 18 December
- A spokesperson for the SPLM-IO refuted earlier statements by SPLM-IO military spokesman, Lul Ruai’s claiming responsibility for attacking a trade convoy on Nimule-Juba road.
- IGAD led peace talks resume in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
- Tensions flare between the Dinka Bor in Jonglei state and the Murle of the newly created Greater Pibor Administration Area (GPAA).
Friday 19 December
- Recent report by the Human Rights division of UNMISS says civilians were targeted and serious human rights abuses were committed by the SPLM-IO during an attack on Bentiu, Unity state, in October.
Saturday 20 December
- South Sudan President Salva Kiir, sent the disputed National Security Bill back to Parliament for further deliberation after legal experts found irregularities in it.
Sunday 21 December
- South Sudan economy under threat from plummeting oil prices.
Monday 22 December
- Calm amid fear as residents of Bentiu, Unity state, tries to regain some sense of normalcy.
- China National Petroleum Co (CNPC) has entered into an agreement with South Sudan to boost production of existing oilfields.
- IGAD peace negotiations in Addis Ababa, restarted just last week, have been adjourned until 2015 so participants do not “spoil their Christmas season and the New Year season.”