Blog / / 12.11.19

Solutions to Conflict Gold Smuggling from Venezuela, Congo, and Beyond: Event at the Atlantic Council

Sasha Lezhnev, Deputy Director of Policy at the Enough Project, participated in a panel discussion at the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center on December 10 titled “Venezuelan illegal mining: Transnational crime, displacement, and violence.” The panel discussed illicit mining and gold trading in Venezuela, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and other countries, with […]

Blog / / 12.10.19

Enough’s Sasha Lezhnev Briefs UN Security Council on Central Africa: Preventing Conflict by Focusing on Financial Issues

On December 6, Enough Project Deputy Director of Policy Sasha Lezhnev briefed the United Nations Security Council on conflict prevention in Central Africa, emphasizing the need for the Council and the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) to focus strategically on the financial aspect of crises in the region. Read the highlights from […]

Blog / / 12.09.19

Sudanese Prime Minister Hamdok Recognizes the Role of Darfur Activist Movement

In 2004, a coalition of religious, political, and humanitarian organizations came together to address disturbing reports of atrocities that began emerging from Sudan’s western region of Darfur in 2003. For years, they raised awareness and advocated for international action to support the Sudanese people’s quest for peace and an end to the brutal regime headed […]

Blog / / 12.09.19

Statement by The Sentry: Sunshine Is the Best Disinfectant

On December 5, the government of South Sudan released a report responding to an investigation by The Sentry. “The Taking of South Sudan: The Tycoons, Brokers, and Multinational Corporations Complicit in Hijacking World’s Newest State,” published September 19, documented how top South Sudanese politicians and military officials responsible for violence and looting received support from […]

Blog / / 12.09.19

رئيس الوزراء السوداني حمدوك يثمن دور حركة النشطاء حول احداث دارفور

في عام 2004، اجتمع تحالف من المنظمات الدينية والسياسية والإنسانية للتصدي للتقارير المثيرة للقلق التي بدات في الورود  بشأن الأعمال الوحشية  الجارية بمنطقة دارفور بغرب السودان منذ عام 2003. وعلى مدى عدة سنوات، قامت تلك المنظمات برفع مستوى الوعي ونادت باتخاذ إجراءات دولية لدعم سعي الشعب السوداني من أجل تحقيق السلام ووضع حد للنظام االعنيف […]

Blog / / 11.22.19

Sanctions Strategies: How to Improve Sanctions Effectiveness with Strategic Planning

This blog post was written by Hilary Mossberg, The Sentry’s anti-money laundering expert for Africa and the author of the recent report measuring the effectiveness of sanctions in Africa. She has over a decade of experience in illicit finance and national security and was formerly a senior advisor for terrorist financing and financial crimes at […]

Blog / / 11.14.19

The Sentry and Enough Project Statement: Maximum Pressure Campaign and Diplomatic Surge Needed Now in South Sudan

Click here to download this statement. The latest postponement in South Sudan of the formation of a government of national unity for another 100 days, along with the lack of implementation of key aspects of the peace accord, demonstrates the inadequacy of current efforts to promote peace in the country. Ad hoc emergency diplomacy and […]

Blog / / 11.12.19

Important But Hidden News: Key IMF Loan to Congo Contingent on Anti-Corruption Reforms

This blog post was written by Sasha Lezhnev, Deputy Director of Policy at the Enough Project. An important but under-reported piece of news on the Democratic Republic of Congo over the last few months is the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) decision not to provide a loan to the country until the Congolese government enacts key […]

Blog / / 11.07.19

Congo Warlord Bosco Ntaganda Sentenced to Harshest Ever Term by ICC. His Backers Should Also Be Held Accountable.

This blog post was written by Sasha Lezhnev, Deputy Director of Policy at the Enough Project. Today, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, also known as the “The Terminator,” to its harshest ever punishment: 30 years in prison. This is an appropriately strong sentence for someone who is responsible for a litany of […]

Blog / / 10.03.19

Sigal Mandelker Steps Down as U.S. Treasury’s Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence

The U.S. Treasury’s Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, Sigal Mandelker, has decided to step down from her position and return to the private sector. As Under Secretary, Ms. Mandelker was charged with developing and implementing U.S. government strategies to combat terrorist financing and money laundering, as well as other policies and programs to […]

Blog / / 07.05.19

The Sentry at the UN Global Expert Group Meeting on Corruption Involving Vast Quantities of Assets

The United Nations Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on Corruption involving Vast Quantities of Assets in Norway discussed the outcome of the Lima Expert Group Meeting and analysed in more detail the various drivers and enablers of corruption involving vast quantities of assets, in order to adopt forward looking policy proposals, principles or recommendations to better prevent and […]

Blog / / 07.05.19

John Prendergast’s Remarks at FATF Private Sector Consultative Forum, Vienna, 6-7 May 2019

Vienna, 7 May 2019 – The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) held its annual Private Sector Consultative Forum on 6-7 May 2019 in Vienna, Austria, hosted by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The meeting was chaired by the President of the FATF, Marshall Billingslea from the United States. Over 300 private sector […]

Blog / / 06.11.19

Autocracies and the UK: The UK Foreign Affairs Committee Publishes Expert Evidence from The Sentry

Last month, the UK Foreign Affairs Committee published written evidence submitted by The Sentry as part of its recently launched inquiry into “Autocracies and UK Foreign Policy.” Similar to Congressional oversight over the executive branch in the United States, all parts of the British government have committee oversight. The Foreign Affairs Committee in particular is […]

Blog / / 04.30.19

Sigal Mandelker Provides Keynote at 2019 Days of Remembrance Ceremony

At the 2019 Days of Remembrance Ceremony, which was established by the U.S. Congress as the nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust, Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Sigal Mandelker provided the keynote address sharing her personal story and highlighting the role of the Treasury Department and its financial tools of pressure in combating mass atrocities throughout […]

Blog / / 03.20.19

Not On Our Watch and The Sentry have merged

Not On Our Watch – the organization founded by George Clooney, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, and the late Jerry Weintraub – helped co-found The Sentry a few years ago, along with the Enough Project. Because the primary work of NOOW was providing support for The Sentry, the board of directors – including George, Don, […]

Blog / / 03.20.19

Safeguards to Peace in South Sudan

The Enough Project’s new report, “Safeguards to Peace: Steps toward Economic Governance in South Sudan,” published today, surveys how South Sudan’s violent kleptocracy threatens the implementation of the peace agreement. Because financial motives drive so much of the recurring conflict in South Sudan, the new report assesses how economic safeguards can help to break this cycle. […]

Blog / / 02.27.19

Enough Project Statement: U.S. corporate investment should not be promoted in Sudan while the country is in turmoil

Torture, killing of peaceful protestors, and imposition of a State of Emergency should be major red flags for multinational company investments  Washington, D.C. – In response to widespread peaceful protests across the country, on Friday, February 21, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir imposed a year-long State of Emergency, dissolving the federal and state governments and replacing […]

Blog / / 02.21.19

Diplomats and Protesters Face Off at Washington’s Luxury Willard Hotel

On the night of January 23, 2019, Sudanese diplomats gathered at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington, D.C., as the Sudanese Embassy hosted a celebration marking the 63rd anniversary of the country’s independence from Britain and Egypt. Also gathered outside were at least 200 protesters, mostly from the Sudanese diaspora, demonstrating against the event. The protesters […]

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 […]