South Sudan Crisis Maps: January 2-13, 2014

(note: some incidents and dates overlap as they are at times reported several days after they appear to have occurred)

Disclaimer: All events, descriptions, and locations reported below are based on media reports and other publicly available sources. Events, descriptions, locations, and mapped boundaries do not reflect the views of, those who manage the site, or any of its affiliates.

On each map, click on a box for a description of the events involved. Boxes that are black or yellow generally denote humanitarian and political events. Red boxes denote armed conflict events. Counties affected by the conflict between factions loyal to President Salva Kiir and those loyal to Riek Machar are highlighted. Scroll down for older maps.

Other events, January 6-13, 2014:

January 7: SAF spokesperson al-Sawarmi Khaled Sa’ad stresses the Sudan has not been affected so far by the conflict in South Sudan and that SAF has taken measures necessary to protect the borders. He adds that SAF continues to achieve victories in South Kordofan and has completed the first phase of the campaign intended to end the rebellion in South Kordofan. Source: Sudan Tribune.

January 7: Sudan and South Sudan deny reports of a security deal to deploy joint forces to protect oil areas in South Sudan and clarify that there is a joint desire to implement border demarcation and demilitarization along the border. Source: Sudan Tribune.

January 8: Peace talks in Addis Ababa reportedly stall as GoSS refuses to compromise on the release of the remaining political prisoners held in connection with the alleged coup attempt. Taban Deng, head of the opposition delegation in Addis Ababa, also calls on Uganda to withdraw forces from South Sudan, saying that their presence is complicating peace talks. The UPDF had taken part in securing the Juba-Nimule road, but witnesses now report no UPDF forces on the road. Other witneses report UPDF soldiers in Juba. Source: Radio Tamazuj.

January 9: UNMISS reportedly deploys over 200 police in four camps in South Sudan, and reports that about 5,500 peacekeepers will begin arriving in South Sudan next week. Source: Eye Radio.

January 9: Ethnic clashes are reported between South Sudanese refugees in Elegu camp, Amuru District and those in Nzaipi, Adjumani District, Uganda. Source: Gurtong Trust.

January 9: Kiir issues a decree restructuring the 27-member Crisis Management Committee (CMC), which is tasked with addressing the conflict that began on December 15. Source: Sudan Tribune.

January 10: Sudan confirms arrival of a small number of South Sudanese refugees to South Kordofan, stating that all refugees will be treated as Sudanese nationals. Source: Sudan Tribune.

January 11: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) begins airlifting some 600 South Sudanese who were returning from Sudan and were stranded by fighting. They reportedly left Renk by barge on December 15 after several months in the northern town of Upper Nile, and reached Malakal when the fighting started. The returnees are being airlifted to Juba. Source: Sudan Tribune.

January 11: Regional mediators from IGAD and US Special Envoy Donald Booth arrive in South Sudan to meet with Riek Machar, who continues to demand the release of those who remain detained in connection with the alleged coup attempt. Sources: Sudan Tribune; Radio Miraya.

January 12: Media sources and the International Crisis Group report that the number dead in the conflict that began on December 15 may be close to 10,000. Source: Gurtong Trust.

January 12: Sudan and South Sudan reportedly meet to discuss restarting oil production in Unity State. Source: Sudan Tribune.

January 12: Museveni appoints Col. Kayanja Muhanga as overall commander of UPDF operations in South Sudan. The Ugandan government claims to be reviewing a Status of Force Agreement (SFA) with South Sudan, foreseeing potential involvement in peacekeeping once the conflict is ended. Source: Sudan Tribune.

January 13: Direct negotiations in Addis Ababa reportedly adjourn after a ten-minute face-to-face meeting in the nightclub to which the meetings have been moved. Source: Radio Tamazuj.

January 13: Bishop Paride Taban reports that David Yau Yau is playing a mediating role in Pibor, where SPLA contingents who have fought among themselves have fled to Yau Yau for refuge. Source: Bakhita Radio.

January 13: Auxiliary Bishop Santo Loku Pio at St. Theresa’s Cathedral Kator blames the UN for only using conflict for their own gain and for leaving when the situation got bad. Source: Bakhita Radio.

Other events, January 2-7, 2014:

January 2: General James Hoth Mai of the SPLA claims that government forces will recapture Bor within 24 hours. Source: Sudan Tribune.

January 5: Defectors in Central and Western Equatoria states have reportedly joined rebel forces and are attempting to advance towards Juba. Source: Sudan Tribune.

January 6: Sudan and South Sudan announce a proposal to create a joint force to protect oil fields from rebels. Source: Sudan Tribune.

January 6: SPLA announces unilateral ceasefire with Yau Yau rebels in Jonglei. Yau Yau rebelled after the 2010 elections when he lost a bid to represent Gumuruk-Boma constituency in the Jonglei state assembly. In 2011 he rejoined the SPLA but rebelled again in 2012. Yau Yau reportedly accepts the ceasefire. Source: Sudan Tribune.

January 6: Eastern Equatoria State Government Spokesperson denies rumors that SPLA defections have taken place in Eastern Equatoria but says that there has been a tactful reorganization of the SPLA to avoid rebellions. Source: Gurtong Trust.

January 7: Talks begin in Addis Ababa after being delayed for several days. Source: Gurtong Trust.