Monday 24 October
- Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has given the Government of South Sudan (GOSS) a two-month deadline to force Sudanese rebels in South Sudan to leave the country.
- According to the SPLA (IO), 11 government soldiers were killed during a road ambush along the Kola-Wedakona road in northern Upper Nile State.
- A SPLA (IO)-allied rebel group has allegedly demanded ransom for Ugandan nationals captured in ambushes along the Nimule-Juba road. The SPLA (IO) denied these allegations and considers the reporting of the episode a “negative campaign” against the movement.
- Banks in Juba has limited cash withdrawal to 50,000 SSP per week.
- South Sudan reiterates its objections to neighbouring countries participating in the UN Regional Protection Force.
- The head of UNMISS, Ellen Margrethe Løj, announced she will step down at the end of November.
Tuesday 25 October
- A new report from Amnesty International says SPLA forces deliberately killed and raped citizens while UNMISS forces failed to act during the July clashes in Juba.
- As hate speech and incitement to violence increase, UN has urged GOSS to defuse the growing ethnic tensions in the country.
- At least 14 people have been killed and 10 others injured in a string of road ambushes and inter-communal clashes across the Equatoria region.
Wednesday 26 October
- A GOSS spokesman said a committee is considering if South Sudan should be divided further, thereby adding three or four more states to its current total of 28.
- UNICEF reports that two rebel groups, the Cobra Faction and the SPLA (IO), have demobilised some 145 child soldiers.
- There are reports of several clashes between government forces and SPLA (IO) close to Torit, Eastern Equatoria State, as well as in Kadibe and in Yambio in the Greater Mundri area in Western Equatoria region.
- President Salva Kiir appealed to the Troika countries to provide financial assistance for his government to implement the August 2015 peace agreement. The appeal came during Norway’s foreign minister, Børge Brende’s visit to Juba.
Thursday 27 October
- UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has asked the Security Council for help to broker an agreement between MONUSCO peacekeepers, the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo and GOSS on the repatriation or relocation of the 755 SPLA (IO) soldiers in DRC.
- Yei River County Commissioner, Bidali Cosmas Wori-Kojo, and three other local officials have defected to the SPLM (IO).
Friday 28 October