Monday 24 August
- The South Sudanese government admitted that the SPLA (IO) unexpectedly overran the strategic town Lainya, in central Equatoria state on Monday morning.
- According to a county official, four people were killed and five others seriously wounded following a revenge attack at Ayen cattle camp in Rumbek North county, Lakes state.
Tuesday 25 August
- The SPLA (IO) accused government forces of attacking its positions in Ayod county, Jonglei state and in Leer county, Unity state.
- According to UNICEF and WHO, new South Sudan cholera cases more than triple in a week, increasing from 23 new cases two weeks ago to 88 last week.
- South Sudan’s government has been unsuccessfully seeking $200 million in loans from Asian oil companies since June 2014, according to government officials.
Wednesday 26 August
- South Sudanese rebels claimed they had captured Magwi town, the headquarters of Magwi county in Eastern Equatoria state after a repulsing government attack. The government later denied the claim.
- John Prendergast, Founding Director of the Enough Project: ‘Saving South Sudan from Kleptocracy.’
- Al Jazeera ‘Inside Story’ episode with International Crisis group analyst, Casie Copeland and South Sudan Operation Advisor, Michael White MSF: ‘Is peace really possible in South Sudan?’
- Foreign Policy analysis: ‘South Sudan’s peace deal may not be worth the paper it’s written on’
- BBC: ‘Will South Sudan peace deal be worth the wait?’
Thursday 27 August
- News stories covering the signing of the new IGAD+ peace deal in South Sudan.
- The US warned South Sudan’s leaders not to violate the peace deal threatening to “hold to account” leaders who breached the deal and support sanctions against them.
- The Washington Post: ‘South Sudan’s leaders just signed a peace deal. Will it work?’
- South Sudanese rebels claimed they thwarted attempts by government troops to recapture Taiyar port in Payinjiar county, south of Unity state.
Friday 28 August
- NTV Uganda: ‘Will the South Sudan peace deal hold?’
- The UN Security Council warned the two factions in South Sudan of arms embargo and other sanctions if they do not implement the new peace deal.
- South Sudanese rebels and government forces accused each other for attacking each other’s positions.
- NTV Uganda: Uganda is optimistic about the possibility of reinstated trade volumes with South Sudan following the signing of the peace deal.
Saturday 29 August
- The New York Times: ‘A peace plea for South Sudan.’
Sunday 30 August
- SPLA and SPLA (IO) have issued statements continuing to counter-accusing each other of further violations of the permanent ceasefire hours after it came into effect on Saturday midnight.
- President Museveni of Uganda held an unexpected high profile meeting with a SPLM/A (IO) delegation in Kampala.