DR CONGO – Defeated M23 signs a peace agreement. An important step towards stablility. http://pragmora.com/blog/20131214/
SOUTH SUDAN – First major foreign investment conference opens. http://www.investsouthsudan.net/home.aspx
PAKISTAN – Balochistan official documents say 592 mutilated dead bodies found in the last 3 yrs.
SOUTH SUDAN offered $43 million grant from China to finance mining sector improvements.
SOUTH SUDAN’s first commercial flight to Khartoum, Sudan, a reflection of improved relations.
PAKISTAN – Former opposition leader in the Balochistan Assembly joins the Baloch National Movement. He sites state violations of rights in Balochistan, enforced disappearances, and recovery of mutilated bodies.
PAKISTAN urged to ratify international convention on enforced disappearances.
SOUTH SUDAN will be linked to Kenya and Uganda by a new 400km highway — critical infrastructure for South Sudan trade.
PAKISTAN foreign direct investment up 76% as investors respond to greater political stability.
SOUTH SUDAN begins construction of a Specialised Economic Zone for business/investments activities.