The IGAD countries which Ugandan envoy will oversee.

The immediate former External Security Organisation (ESO) Director General (DG) Robert Masolo has been appointed Uganda’s envoy to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).

Masolo, who was moved to the foreign ministry in June 2015, had served as ESO boss for about 9 years, having joined the spy agency immediately after leaving Makerere University.

At ESO Masolo was replaced by Joseph Ocwet, a former Ugandan Ambassador to the African Union.

IGAD brings together eight Horn and East African countries, and is instrumental in trying to find a solution to resolving the conflict in South Sudan.

Established in 1986, IGAD comprises of Uganda, Kenya, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea Sudan and South Sudan.