Monday 14 December
- The South Sudanese government has ordered SPLA to pursue a new rebel group in Eastern Equatoria state. This is connected to recent clashes between government forces and the rebels in Oguruny village.
- The so-called ‘Arrow Boys’ claimed their forces occupies several locations in Western Equatoria state, warning the government not to provoke them into further clashes.
Tuesday 15 December
- South Sudan devalued its currency by 84 per cent as the government allowed the pound to trade freely, surrendering to prices charged in the black market.
- The UN Security Council extended for another five months the Ethiopian manned Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) mission.
- The Guardian: “South Sudan: world’s newest nation ‘needs international management’
- BBC video report: “What happened in South Sudan?”
- Al Jazeera video report: “Why are children fighting in conflicts?”
- Radio Tamazuj overview reports of the second year of the civil war:
Wednesday 16 December
- The South Sudan Council of States ratified the controversial constitutional amendments on the establishment of 28 states instead of the current ten.
- The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) released a detailed timetable, which calls for formation of the transitional government of national unity on 22 January 2016.
Thursday 17 December
- International Crisis Group: “South Sudan: On the Brink of Renewed War”
- Letter by Ellen Margrethe Løj, special representative of the secretary-general and head of the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan: “In defence of the UN’s role in South Sudan”
- Government troops allegedly attacked SPLA (IO) positions between Maridi and Rasura in Western Equatoria State.
Sunday 20 December