Monday 27 July
- President Obama and regional leaders agreed to pressure the two South Sudanese factions to agree to a peace agreement by Aug. 17, and threatened both sides with sanctions or other measures if they do not comply.
Tuesday 28 July
- The think-tank International Crisis Group published a new report on the IGAD peace process.
- The SPLA shot a police officer in Aweil, Northern Bahr el Ghazal state after he had murdered at least five people.
Wednesday 29 July
- South Sudan continues to face a shortage of foreign currency and the black market rate for USD is four times higher than the central bank official exchange rate.
Thursday 30 July
- BBC documentary on John Garang, ‘The Sudanese rebel whose death divided a country.’
- SPLA soldiers allegedly attacked a World Food Program food distribution in Dablual village in a rebel held part of Mayendit county in Unity state.
Friday 31 July
- Foreign Affairs article: ‘Cattle-Camp Politics; Letter from Leer.’
- According to government officials, at least 11 people were killed in local revenge attacks on three villages along the border of Gogrial West and East counties in Warrap state.
Saturday 1 August
- Thousands of people, comprising intellectuals, women and chiefs took to the streets of Bor, Jonglei’s state capital to protest against IGAD’s recent draft peace proposal.
Sunday 2 August
- At least 4 people were killed in Yambio, the capital of Western Equatoria state, due to increased unrest between local groups and out-of-state SPLA units.
Summary of This Week in South Sudan – Week 30
Wednesday 22 July
- Internal friction has allegedly led to a split within the SPLM/A (IO) as Riek Machar relieved two of his top commanders, Peter Gatdet and Gathoth Gatkuoth. The SPLA (IO) later claimed that the reshuffle was a ‘normal administrative exercise.’
Saturday 25 July
- IGAD unveiled yet another peace agreement proposal aimed at ending the 19-year long civil war in South Sudan.