M23 rebel fighters. Kinshasa has rejected a ceasefire with the rebel group. Photo/AFP
While no formal communication has been made regarding the way forward, amnesty, integration and demobilisation appear to be deal breakers in the talks which chief facilitator Crispus Kiyonga, Uganda’s Defence Minister, has said are on course and nearing conclusion.
There are reports that the talks could resume on October 8, but Museveni was noncommittal on that or what was happening in the interim or whether he was consulting colleagues as agreed at the Kampala Summit in September if the deadline passed without the talks concluding.