Monday 10 August
- South Sudanese rival forces traded accusations over who initiated recent clashes in Pariang county, Unity state over the weekend.
- Ethiopia’s prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn travelled to Uganda to attend the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development summit on South Sudan.
- Riek Machar downplayed the rumoured possibility of disintegration within the SPLM/A (IO)’s leadership.
- Sudan’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour met with visiting Norwegian envoy to the Sudans, Jens-Peter Kjemprud to discuss South Sudan peace efforts.
Tuesday 11 August
- A group of high ranking rebel commanders including Peter Gatdet Yaka and Gathoth Gatkuoth, who were relieved from their positions within the SPLM/A (IO), denounced and disowned Riek Machar as leader of the rebel movement.
- A SPLM/A (IO) press officer later announced that Riek Machar were in negotiations with his former colleagues.
- Sections of the Nuer community in South Sudan have criticised the recent decision by the two former rebel generals to form another armed opposition group and urged them to re-join Machar.
- The SPLA (IO) accused SPLA forces and their Bul-Nuer and Dinka Warrap allied militias of killing over 200 civilians last month in Leer and Mayendit county, Unity state.
Wednesday 12 August
- IGAD+ negotiations waver as the two factions fail to compromise on outstanding issues.
- SPLA and SPLA (IO) forces clashed in Magwi county in Eastern Equatoria.
Thursday 13 August
- According to a report by the Enough Project, President Obama’s ‘aggressive’ plan B strategy could resolve the South Sudan crisis.
- Salva Kiir did not show up in Addis Ababa, where he was expected to join the ongoing IGAD+ negotiations with SPLM (IO) leader Riek Machar.
Friday 14 August
- Khartoum accused South Sudan of continued support to armed groups in Darfur and the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan regions.
- Magwi County administration claims that 160 families have displaced due to the fear of UPDF forces at Pagei Area in Eastern Equatoria state.
Saturday 15 August
- BBC analyst James Copnall on five of the main obstacles to a lasting peace in South Sudan.
Sunday 16 August
- President Salva Kiir did an about-face and travelled to Addis Ababa to attend the final hours of the IGAD+-led peace negotiations.
- The South Sudanese government criticised IGAD+ mediators as ‘dictators’ that seeks to pressure a premature peace agreement into signing by the 17 August deadline.
- President Salva Kiir issued a presidential decree dismissing the state governors of Warrap, Upper Nile, Central Equatoria and Eastern Equatoria state.