Tuesday 10 February
- New clashes between government forces and the SPLM/A (IO) in Obudo County, Upper Nile state, and north of Bentiu in Unity state.
- The Nuer Council of Elders (NCE) issued a statement criticizing the IGAD for suffering from conflict of interest and called for greater impartiality.
- Juba and Kampala denied claims by the SPLM/A (IO) about the alleged Ugandan deployed an additional 7,000 troops in South Sudan over the weekend.
Wednesday 11 February
- 300 boys, aged 11 to 17, were freed from David Yau Yau’s Cobra Faction in Pibor town; the second demobilization event aimed at returning former child soldiers to their families and enrolling them in school.
Thursday 12 February
- The US warned South Sudan’s warring parties to respect the 5 March deadline for a final agreement to resolve the conflict, or it may face action from the international community.
Friday 13 February
- The government announced that it seeks to postpone the national elections, set for June 30, and extend the terms of President Salva Kiir and the National Assembly by two years.
- A splinter group of the Cobra forces of Greater Pibor Area of Murle ethnic group announced their defection from the SPLM/A to the SPLM/A (IO); the relation between the defected forces and the Cobra faction was later dismissed.
- The South Sudanese government rejects the global campaign seeking to impose an arms embargo.
- South Sudan’s government repeated it would never agree to proposals removing the incumbent vice-president, James Wani Igga, saying the move would be unconstitutional.
Saturday 14 February
- President Salva Kiir attended a peace conference in Lakes state, aimed at exploring strategies to end hostilities and revenge killings between the different sections and clan members in the region.
Sunday 15 February
- According to presidential spokesperson, Ateny Wek Ateny, the government plans to send a proposal to parliament for a constitutional amendment to extend President Salva Kiir’s term of office.
- South Sudan’s parliamentary speaker admitted that almost all parliamentary activities have been halted due to a lack of funds.
Monday 16 February
- South Sudan’s military is still actively recruiting children into the armed forces despite assurances to the contrary according to Human Rights Watch.
- PRIO Global Fellow, Luka Biong Deng ‘Why government is right to postpone elections in South Sudan?’