Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni (right) with his South Sudan counterpart Salva Kiir at State House Entebbe on July 20, 2017. PHOTO | COURTESY
The Working Group meets this week to develop a matrix for the implementation of the Arusha Agreement along specified timelines.
While the government of Uganda and the Igad are cautiously optimistic that the talks will this time succeed in merging the warring SPLM groups — SPLM-In Government, SPLM-In Opposition and SPLM of Former Detainees — other parties are skeptical, and dismiss the Entebbe initiative as diversionary.
According to sources, there are several factors pushing those in the opposition to agree to the reunification talks.