Monday 20 August
- According to Sentry, a US-based watchdog, General Jok Riak did not receive an official waiver from the UN when he visited China, thereby revealing a gap in sanctions enforcement.
Tuesday 21 August
- The Chairperson of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission, Festus G. Mogae, resigned from his position. Mogae was criticized for not being neutral in his position.
- Jon Temin in Foreign Affairs: “What the United States Got Wrong in South Sudan”
Wednesday 22 August
- More than 300 officers and soldiers from the South Sudan United Front Army said they will rejoin the South Sudanese army because of the recent peace deal.
Friday 24 August
- The South Sudanese army accused the SPLM-IO for violent clashes in Unity.
- Former diplomat Telar Deng returned to Juba after eight months of self-induced exile in Nairobi.
Saturday 25 August
- The rival parties resumed the peace talks after the Eid al-Adha holiday, first addressing the issue of numbers and borders of states.
Sunday 26 August
- South Sudan resumed oil production at the Toma South oil field.
- President Salva Kiir fired the Minister of Labour, General Gathoth Gatkouth Hothnyang, and appointed James Hoth Mai in the position.