Blog / / 02.13.19

New Enough Project Report Details South Sudan’s System of Violent Kleptocracy

The Enough Project released a new report today, “A Hijacked State: Violent Kleptocracy in South Sudan.” Authored by Brian Adeba and the Enough Project team, the report gives an overview of how the state has been hijacked in South Sudan by regime leaders and their international collaborators, and how the looting of state coffers and […]

Blog / / 02.06.19

Enough Project Statement: U.S. Should Suspend Normalization Talks with Sudan Regime, Impose Global Magnitsky Sanctions

Click here to download this statement. The Enough Project strongly denounces the deadly violence the Sudanese regime has unleashed against peaceful protesters and supports the aspirations of the people of Sudan as they protest against three decades of mass atrocities and institutional corruption under the autocratic rule of President Omar al-Bashir. We call on the […]

Blog / / 11.06.18

New Report Mapping the Web of Armed Groups in the Central African Republic

The conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) appears to have no end in sight, and the country is sinking into a structural crisis. Despite the more than $3.2 billion spent by the United Nations on peacekeeping since 2014, entire communities continue to be regularly targeted in carefully orchestrated military operations by armed groups. Not […]

Blog / / 10.30.18

New Report – Powering Down Corruption: Tackling Transparency and Human Rights Risks from Congo’s Cobalt Mines to Global Supply Chains

Today, the Enough Project released a report documenting the links between cobalt mining, corruption, and human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo). The report, “Powering Down Corruption: Tackling Transparency and Human Rights Risks from Congo’s Cobalt Mines to Global Supply Chains,” is based on findings from interviews both inside and outside Congo with over […]

Blog / / 10.10.18

Running Out of Time: Elections in DR Congo

En français ci-dessous. On September 14, 2018, The Sentry published an investigative report examining allegations of corruption and other red flags in the Democratic Republic of  Congo’s (Congo) current electoral process.  The report – which is now available in French – calls for increased financial pressures, in the form of anti-money laundering measures, more robust implementation of existing sanctions, […]

Blog / / 09.16.18

John Prendergast guest authors NY Times newsletter: Go after the money to stop human rights crimes

Today, John Prendergast, Co-Founder of The Sentry and Founding Director of the Enough Project, is the featured guest author for Nicholas Kristof’s New York Times Sunday newsletter. In his essay, John explains why we’re using the wrong approach to address some of the world’s deadliest conflicts: It is unchecked greed that created this “looting machine” in East and […]

Blog / / 07.02.18

From Central African to Australia: Following the Kleptocrats’ Money

This blog post was originally published in the International Forum for Democratic Studies’ Power 3.0 and was written by The Sentry’s Senior Legal Analyst Holly Dranginis and Senior Investigator Debra LaPrevotte. As the former chief of staff of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army, James Hoth Mai is a hardened military general who oversaw troops in […]

Blog / / 03.29.18

New Brief: EU Financial Leverage for Impact in South Sudan

A new policy brief published today by the Enough Project urges the European Union to more clearly and consistently assert leadership and develop much-needed financial leverage that could support a truly reinvigorated peace process in South Sudan, a country hijacked by corrupt elites and marred by brutal conflict and urgent humanitarian crises. In “EuroPressure: EU […]

Blog / / 09.28.17

Breaking Out of the Spiral in South Sudan

Note: This blog contains excerpts from the report “Breaking Out of the Spiral in South Sudan: Anti-Money Laundering, Network Sanctions, and a New Peacemaking Architecture” Today, the Enough Project published “Breaking Out of the Spiral in South Sudan: Anti-Money Laundering, Network Sanctions, and a New Peacemaking Architecture.” In this new report, authors Brian Adeba, Brad Brooks-Rubin, John […]

Blog / / 09.25.17

Strategic Pressure: A Blueprint for Addressing New Threats and Supporting Democratic Change in the DRC

Note: This blog contains excerpts from the report “Strategic Pressure: A Blueprint for Addressing New Threats and Supporting Democratic Change in the DRC.” Today, the Enough Project published “Strategic Pressure: A Blueprint for Addressing New Threats and Supporting Democratic Change in the DRC,” by Founding Director John Prendergast and Deputy Policy Director Sasha Lezhnev. The report recommends […]

Blog / / 06.20.17

New Brief: “The Missing Track: The case for a new policy framework between the United States and Sudan”

Note: This blog contains excerpts from the policy brief. In a new brief published today, The Missing Track: The case for a new policy framework between the United States and Sudan, the Enough Project lays out a detailed plan for how the Trump administration can develop and implement a new track of engagement with Sudan […]

Blog / / 06.15.17

New Policy Brief: “Yes, We Have Leverage”

Note: This blog includes excerpts from the brief. A new policy brief released today by The Sentry Policy Director and Enough Project Policy Advisor Brad Brooks-Rubin, “Yes, We Have Leverage: A Playbook for Immediate and Long-Term Financial Pressures to Address Violent Kleptocracies in East and Central Africa,” summarizes more than 15 different options that the […]

Blog / South Sudan / 05.31.17

New Report – Making a Fortune While Making a Famine: The Illustrative Case of a South Sudanese General

Today, Enough’s initiative The Sentry published its latest report, Making a Fortune While Making a Famine: The Illustrative Case of a South Sudanese General. It examines documents concerning Lt. Gen. Malek Reuben Riak, who was recently promoted to deputy chief of defense staff, and is one of the senior generals that the U.N. Security Council’s […]

Blog / / 05.09.17

Time for High-level EU and US Targeted Sanctions on DR Congo

By Ruben de Koning Pour la version francaise, voir ci-dessous In 2016, the United States and the European Union announced targeted sanctions against a total of nine Congolese individuals deemed most responsible for violent repression of protests against President Kabila’s moves to cling to power beyond his constitutional term limits. On the last day of […]

Blog / South Sudan / 01.26.17

Enough Project Report: Weapons of Mass Corruption: How Corruption in South Sudan’s Military Undermines the World’s Newest Country

Today, the Enough Project released a new report, Weapons of Mass Corruption: How corruption in South Sudan’s military undermines the world’s newest country. This fifth installment of the Political Economy of African Wars Series describes the system of corruption within the South Sudanese army (the Sudan People’s Liberation Army, SPLA). The report shows how corruption […]

Blog / / 11.18.16

Five Lessons from a Sanctions Practitioner

This week, Enough Project released a policy brief, “Five Lessons from a Sanctions Practitioner,” by renowned threat finance specialist Peter Harrell. The brief argues that, done right, sanctions can have enormous impact. Sanctions have forced adversaries to the negotiating table, frozen the assets of warlords and kleptocrats, and deterred rogue states and rogue leaders from […]

Blog / Anti-money Laundering / 07.29.16

FinCEN Moves to Curb Real Estate-based Money Laundering Beyond Manhattan and Miami

By Sentry Team On July 27, the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced that they are expanding the scope of the Geographic Targeting Orders (GTO) issued earlier this year on real estate transactions to now include all New York City boroughs and select counties in Florida, California, and Texas. In January, FinCEN issued GTOs […]

Blog / / 05.12.16

The Yates Memo: Justice Department prioritizes individual accountability in corporate cases

By Sentry Team The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is putting a new priority on accountability for individuals within companies when those companies break the law — and has enacted a new set of protocols to help make that happen in more of its cases. Often a company is fined or sanctioned, but those actual […]

Blog / / 05.11.16

Ahead of Global Summit, U.S. Government Announces Several Steps to Counter Corruption

This Thursday, May 12, UK Prime Minister David Cameron will host an international anti-corruption summit in London. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to attend the summit, which will bring together high-level government representatives, business leaders and civil society to step up international efforts to address corruption. Last week the White House announced a several steps the U.S. will […]

Blog / / 03.22.16

Djibouti Corruption Case Dismissed by UK Courts

By Sentry Team A U.K. court recently dismissed a claim made by the Government of Djibouti against a powerful businessman who had fallen out of favor with the government. The politically-connected businessman, Abdourahman Mohamed Mahmoud Boreh, is credited with playing an integral role in the development of the nation’s ports, oil storage, and duty free […]