Tuesday 17 February
- South Sudan’s Information Minister, Michael Makuei warned media groups and journalists of harsh punishments if they publish or broadcast interviews with rebels inside South Sudan.
- New clashes in Upper Nile between government forces and the SPLA (IO) in Renk and Manyo.
- Lakes state parliamentary speaker, Baipath Majuec Relpuou, called on caretaker governor Maj-Gen Matur Chut Dhuol to reopen state parliament which has been on continuous recess for the last 10 months.
- The three SPLM factions have signed yet another roadmap agreement outlining a timeframe for the implementation of the 21 January Arusha’s agreement.
- A revenue collection committee removed illegal checkpoints in Renk County in Upper Nile state.
Wednesday 18 February
- British aid worker killed by unknown gunman within the Carter Center’s compound in Juba.
- South Sudan’s interior minister, Aleu Ayieny Aleu announced plans to train some 5,000 new police officers to quell ongoing insecurity in Rumbek, Lakes state, as well as some 5000 youth from neighbouring Warrap state.
- The African Union voiced their concern over recent killings and abductions, as well as raiding of livestock in the Abyei area.
- The SPLM signed a document agreeing to end the “status of exile” imposed on members of the SPLM-G10 faction within two weeks.
Thursday 19 February
- Manyo official says the SPLA (IO) withdrew from Haluf area in Upper Nile state, and denied claims that the SPLA (IO) had captured Kaka area recently.
Friday 20 February
- Foreign Policy Magazine – argument by Peter Biar Ajak: ‘A second chance for South Sudan.’
- Lul Ruai Koang, military spokesman and one of the lead negotiators for the SPLM/A (IO), defected earlier this week due to concerns about the movement’s leadership; unclear what consequences this will bring.
- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon submitted a report to the UN Security Council claiming there has been ‘no tangible progress’ in setting up the Greater Pibor Administrative Area.
- The SPLA is responsible for 97% of all violations of the UN status-of-forces agreement in South Sudan since November, including incidents of detention, harassment and assault, according to the same UN Secretary General report.
Sunday 22 February
- Unidentified gunmen raided a school near Malakal, Upper Nile state and abducted at least 89 boys.
- Following a 2-day conference in Juba, attended by representatives from all the 64 ethnic groups in South Sudan, a resolution supporting federalism was passed.
Monday 23 February