Monday 19 October
- The Government of South Sudanese stated it rescued 50 police and civilians from rebel groups in Western Equatoria.
Tuesday 20 October
- Security for aid workers in South Sudan has sharply deteriorated, as there have been increased incidences of violence, particularly a new trend of sexual violence.
- IGAD appointed former president of Botswana, Festus Gontebanye Mogae, to head the monitoring commission in South Sudan.
- South Sudan’s justice minister, Paulino Wanawilla asked lawmakers to amend 3 articles of the Transitional Constitution to incorporate 28 new states decreed by President Salva Kiir.
- Vice President James Wani Igga clarified the dissolution of ruling SPLM organs, stating it was only the SPLM national secretariat that was dissolved.
Wednesday 21 October
- PRIO Global Fellow Dr. Luka Biong Deng left South Sudan abruptly. The circumstances of his departure are still unclear. Media claims that President Salva Kiir ordered Juba University to dismiss Luka Biong Deng from his lecturing post in response to a public lecture on the presidential decree creating 28 states. University of Juba, however, explained that Dr.Luka Biong Deng resigned over ‘personal issues.’ It is also possible that Dr. Luka Biong’s absence is only temporary.
- Government troops and the SPLA (IO) trade accusations over recent attacks in Leer County, Unity State.
Thursday 22 October
- Uganda started withdrawal of troops from South Sudan. According to a government spokesperson this is expectedly to be completed within the first week in November.
Friday 23 October
- According to a UN report, nearly 4 million South Sudanese face “severe food insecurity” with tens of thousands on the brink of famine, starvation and death.
- South Sudanese government announced the arrest of 76 suspected members of Somalis Al-Shabab group in Northern Bahr el Ghazal state.
- Western Bahr el Ghazal government accused the SPLA (IO) of attacking civilians in a number of villages in the state, a claim refuted by the opposition officials.
- Jonglei government accused the Murle of allegedly carrying out an attack where nearly 30 people, including seven soldiers, were killed in Jalle payam, Bor county.
- President Salva Kiir left for South Africa allegedly to brief President Jacob Zuma on the progress of the peace implementation. He extended his initial announced two-day visit amidst rumours of him receiving medical treatment in South Africa.
- South Sudanese factions have resumed negotiations to finalise the security arrangements in implementation of the accord in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Saturday 24 October
- 80 civilians, including 57 children, have been killed in Leer county, Unity state in October according to the Protection Cluster monitoring civilian casualties in South Sudan.
- BBC: ‘Malakal: The city that vanished in South Sudan’
Sunday 25 October