Monday 12 October
- UPDF to withdraw from South Sudan:
- SPLA (IO) accused government forces of attacking a convoy in Maban county, Upper Nile state.
- South Sudan’s foreign affairs minister, Barnaba Marial Benjamin, says South Sudan is becoming a member of The East African Community (EAC).
- South Sudan army investigates graft of army’s salaries by senior commanders.
- Uganda appoints its Ceasefire Transitional Security Arrangement Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM) team to South Sudan.
Tuesday 13 October
- Al Jazeera: ‘Burying the dead in South Sudan’
- IGAD claims President Salva Kiir’s decree creating 28 new states violates the August peace deal.
- South Sudan cabinet approved the expansion of states from 10 to 28.
- The SPLA admits losing control of part of Mundri town in Western Equatoria state in spite of sending reinforcements and waging helicopter attacks against a group of unknown armed militia in the area.
- Dozens of people reported wounded following clashes over a land dispute between the two communities of Rek and Luanyjang in Tonj East County of Warrap State.
Wednesday 14 October
- SPLM/A (IO) warns of collapse of the August peace deal over the decree to expand the number of states.
- Sudan and South Sudan agreed to activate a buffer zone between the two countries and to deploy joint units to monitor the border.
Thursday 15 October
- The Telegraph: ‘South Sudan: The forgotten war in the heart of Africa’
- SPLA (IO) accused government forces of launching attacks on their bases in Rubkona in Unity state, which the government subsequently.
Friday 16 October
- Following an extraordinary meeting in SPLM’s National Liberation Council the party dissolved all its leadership structures, except the position of chairman, which is held by President Salva Kiir.
- An alliance of South Sudan opposition parties petitioned the Supreme Court to halt President Salva Kiir’s decree to expand states from 10 to 28.
Saturday 17 October
- Radio Tamazuj: ‘Explaining the South Sudan peace agreement’
Sunday 18 October
- People loyal to President Salva Kiir claim that the dissolution of SPLMs ruling structures will not affect the implementation of the August peace agreement.
- SPLM/A (IO) leader Riek Machar condemned President Salva Kiir’s recent series of unilateral decisions, accusing the President of ‘acting as if there are no agreements.’