Tuesday 8 March
- The SPLA (IO) accused government force of attacking their position in Koch County in Unity State.
- NPR interview: “’Both Sides Are At Fault’: Susan Rice On South Sudan’s Civil War”
Wednesday 9 March
- SPLA (IO) and government forces reportedly clashed in Ulang and Nasser county, Upper Nile State, and in Koch county, Unity State.
- According to the SPLA (IO), a group of government troops have allegedly defected and joined the rebel movement under Rick Machar’s leadership.
Thursday 10 March
- A South Sudanese journalist, Joseph Afandy, who criticized the government was reportedly abducted, tortured, burned and dumped near a graveyard according to local media reports.
- The Shilluk force, known as the Tiger Faction New Forces (TFNF) announced they will not support the peace agreement unless the 28 states-plan is evoked.
Friday 11 March
- The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released a new detailed report, identifying the numerous patterns of violations and abuses South Sudanese have endured since December 2013.
- International media cover of a new UN OHCHR report:
- The Guardian: “UN report: South Sudan allowed soldiers to rape civilians in civil war”
- Reuters: “U.N. accuses South Sudan forces of campaign of rape and killing”
- Financial Times: “UN decries child killings and mass rape in South Sudan”
- Bloomberg “South Sudan Forces Carried Out Murders, Rape, UN Report Says”
- CNN “South Sudan troops systematically raped girls and women, U.N. says”
- New York Times: “Mass Rape, a Weapon of War, Traumatizes South Sudan”
- Al Jazeera broadcast news: “Inside Story – Have war crimes been committed in South Sudan?”
- New York Times: “Are as Many Civilians Dying in South Sudan as in Syria?”
- New York Times: “In South Sudan, City of Hope Is Now City of Fear”
Saturday 12 March
- Radio Tamazuj: “Timeline: Key investigations into atrocities in South Sudan”
- New York Times: “Where the Soldiers Are Scarier Than the Crocodiles”
Sunday 13 March
- Several senior rebel commanders who defected from the SPLA (IO) last year returned to Juba, ending several months of behind the scene negotiations with the government