Remarks by John Prendergast, Co-Founder, The Sentry
Press Event with Sigal Mandelker, Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Nairobi | June 13, 2018
In my short introductory remarks, I’m going to try to quickly answer six important questions:
1. WHY DOES SOUTH SUDAN MATTER TO KENYA?
2. WHAT RISKS DOES SOUTH SUDAN POSE TO KENYA?
3. WHAT IS THE CHOICE FACING KENYA?
4. WHAT ACTIONS CAN KENYA TAKE?
5. WHY WOULD A KENYA-U.S. PARTNERSHIP BE TIMELY?
6. WHY IS TODAY’S VISIT IMPORTANT?
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About THE SENTRY
The Sentry is composed of financial forensic investigators, policy analysts, and regional experts who follow the dirty money and build investigative cases focusing on the corrupt transnational networks most responsible for Africa’s deadliest conflicts. By creating a significant financial cost to these kleptocrats through network sanctions, anti-money laundering measures, prosecutions, and other tools, The Sentry aims to disrupt the profit incentives for mass atrocities and oppression, and creates new leverage in support of peace efforts and African frontline human rights defenders. The Sentry’s partner, the Enough Project, undertakes high-level advocacy with policy-makers around the world as well as wide-reaching education campaigns by mobilizing students, faith-based groups, celebrities, and others. Co-founded by George Clooney and John Prendergast, The Sentry is an initiative of Not On Our Watch (NOOW) and the Enough Project. The Sentry currently focuses its work in South Sudan, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, and the Central African Republic.
In less than two years, The Sentry has created hard-hitting reports and converted extensive research into a large volume of dossiers on individuals and entities connected to grand corruption, violence, or serious human rights abuses. The investigative team has turned those dossiers over to government regulatory and law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and around the world, as well as to compliance officers at the world’s largest banks.
Learn more at www.TheSentry.org.