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 […]

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 […]