Monday 30 January
- The Government of South Sudan says establishing the proposed hybrid courts would undermine the peace process.
Tuesday 31 January
Wednesday 1 February
- Clashes between government and rebel forces in the town of Wau Shilluk, Upper Nile State have forced the International Organization for Migration to suspend its humanitarian aid operations for thousands of IDPs and host communities.
- At least 20 people have reportedly been killed in Jur River county due to a conflict between cattle keepers from Warrap state and communities from Wath-lelo payam.
Thursday 2 February
- Uganda rules out military intervention in South Sudan saying such a step would worsen the security situation.
- The new UN secretary-general, Antonio Guterres, vows to work for peace in South Sudan and hails the co-operation with AU.
- King Mohammed VI of Morocco and President Salva Kiir signed nine bilateral agreements and Memorandum of Understandings during the King’s two-days state visit in Juba; including a deal concerning South Sudan’s proposed capital city of Ramciel.
- South Sudan security agents arrested the Minister of Finance in Boma state, Joseph Lolimoi because he allegedly attempted to travel abroad carrying USD$70,000.
Friday 3 February
- According to diplomats, UNMISS may be targeted early in an upcoming review process as U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, is under pressure to cut US contribution to UN peacekeeping operations.
- Voice of America: “‘Mother’ of South Sudan Says Genocide Looming”
Saturday 4 February
- The SPLA (IO) accused the Egyptian air force of bombing their positions near the northern village of Kaka, Upper Nile State, drawing an immediate denial from Cairo
Sunday 5 February
- Several experts have cautioned against placing South Sudan under UN trusteeship, saying the country is not yet at the level that calls for international custodianship.
- Government and opposition forces have traded accusations over attacks on various positions in Upper Nile State.
- Al Jazeera: “Thousands killed in cattle raids since 2011”