News / / 03.19.20

The East African: Machar calls for united front against corruption in South Sudan

South Sudan’s First Vice President Riek Machar has issued a rallying call against corruption, which he says is the first stigma the country has to fight to redeem its image. Dr Machar admits South Sudan—which has only recently started recovery from civil war—must address graft, in order to gain public confidence… Click here to read the […]

News / / 03.11.20

VOA News: South Sudan in Focus

The South Sudan government announces preventative measures to stop the spread of coronavirus in the country; residents and medical workers in Yei County ignore the governmental directive on “social distancing”; and a Jonglei State court sentences several men guilty of armed robbery in Bor. Click here to listen to the interview. 

News / / 03.10.20

Horizon Magazine: George Clooney and The Sentry

In March 2020, Horizon Magazine featured George Clooney and The Sentry on their cover and in a special two-page story. Click here to view the article. 

News / / 03.08.20

Radio Tamazuj: UK issues warning on dirty money from South Sudan

The United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency (NCA) on Friday released a historic, first-ever country-specific Alert aiming to stem the flow of dirty money into the UK, targeting the proceeds of major political and economic corruption in South Sudan. The Alert targets illicit activities connected to South Sudan, while seeking to ensure that legitimate financial transactions and business […]

News / / 03.07.20

Sudan Tribune: UK’s agency warns on wave of dirty money from South Sudan

The United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency (NCA) Thursday released the first-ever alert warning against money laundering by corrupt South Sudanese officials in the British territory. “The NCA is issuing this alert to companies based in the United Kingdom (UK) about the possibility that some South Sudanese senior foreign public officials (..) who may be engaged […]

News / / 03.07.20

Eye Radio: UK issues a warning on dirty money from S. Sudan

The United Kingdom’s national crime agency has releases first-ever alert on dirty money, links to corrupt political networks in South Sudan The National Crime Agency leads the UK’s fight to cut serious and organized crime, protecting the public by targeting and pursuing those criminals who pose the greatest risk to the UK… Click here to read […]

News / / 03.05.20

Washington Times: Free of strongman, Sudan looks to US for financial relief

Youths have been gathering in parks, marketplaces and squares in this capital to demand that the interim government act quickly to halt the spiraling cost of just getting by. The northeastern African country for decades has faced shortages of food, fuel and other essentials coupled with sharp increases in prices, sparking protests that led to […]

News / / 03.04.20

6.3 Million Euros from Dutch Postcode Lottery to Support the Fight Against War Criminals

This press release originally appeared on the Dutch Postcode Lottery’s website. To view it there, please click here.   Amsterdam – 4 March 2020 – The Dutch Postcode Lottery has donated millions to the fight against corruption and self-enrichment of war criminals around the world. Today, The Sentry received a contribution of 6.3 million Euros to support its […]

News / / 03.01.20

VICE News: South Sudan Is Collapsing Thanks to Corruption Over Oil

Six years after winning its independence, South Sudan is already on the brink of collapse. Despite its vast oil reserves and more than $10 Billion in aid from the United States, the country has been driven into famine and a devastating ethnic war. Click here to watch the VICE News documentary.

News / / 02.29.20

The Telegraph: Inside the murky world of China’s resource-backed loans

For nearly 20 years, China’s state-controlled banks have extended billions of dollars in “payday” loans to developing countries, often with only one caveat: if that country failed to pay back its loan, the bank was entitled to its natural resources… Click here to read the full article. 

News / / 02.26.20

Reuters: Sudan stumbles through transition without fresh donor help

Sudan has made a surprise opening to Israel, announced compensation over the bombing of a U.S. warship 20 years ago, and said it will fully cooperate with the International Criminal Court on cases about Darfur. All are measures that could help rebuild ties with the West after decades of international isolation and help unlock urgently […]

News / / 02.24.20

ICIJ: The World’s Biggest Tax Haven Lurked Behind A Dos Santos Penthouse

As scrutiny of her business empire increased, African billionaire Isabel dos Santos turned to one of the world’s most secretive tax havens to conceal a $1.8 million luxury apartment in the Portuguese capital, Lisbon. The haven in question? The United States. Dos Santos and her husband owned the apartment through a company in Delaware called […]

News / / 02.22.20

Associated Press: South Sudan’s rivals form unity government meant to end war

South Sudan opened a new chapter in its fragile emergence from civil war Saturday as rival leaders formed a coalition government that many observers prayed would last this time around. A day after President Salva Kiir dissolved the previous government, opposition leader Riek Machar was sworn in as his deputy, an arrangement that twice collapsed […]

News / / 02.20.20

New York Times: South Sudan’s Feuding Leaders Announce Unity Deal, Amid War Crimes Report

The feuding leaders of South Sudan announced on Thursday that after several missed deadlines they had agreed to form a unity government in a bid to end the ruinous civil war they began soon after the country was formed in 2011. South Sudan became the world’s youngest nation when, after decades of bloody conflict, it […]

News / / 02.20.20

Radio Dabanga: Fraud by Al Bashir’s adopted son led to $728 million debt for Sudan

A well-documented investigative report released yesterday by the US-based investigative team The Sentry* shows that ousted President Al Bashir’s adopted son Ayman El Mamoun used his connections to Sudan’s kleptocratic regime to establish a business that secured multiple contracts to import commodity goods at inflated prices. This led to higher costs of fertilizers, refined petroleum […]

News / / 02.17.20

BBC/PRI’s The World with Marco Werman: Pompeo focuses on corruption in Africa visit

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in Angola today and praised President Joao Lourenco’s efforts to fight corruption. Host Marco Werman speaks to J.R. Mailey, the director of investigations at The Sentry, which examines illicit money flows in Africa. Click here to listen to the interview. 

News / / 02.17.20

Fox News: Where is Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony?

Eight years ago, Joseph Kony soared from the fringes of the foreign policy establishment and became a household name across the United States – due in large part to a viral video titled “Kony 2012” by the Washington-based non-government organization Invisible Children. Commander Kony and the shocking abuses committed by his self-styled Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a Ugandan […]

News / / 02.16.20

The East African: To get off sanctions list, Sudan cuts rights deals with global players

Sudan’s transitional authorities are cutting deals on human-rights with international players as part of a comprehensive plan to avoid economic isolation. This past week, officials in Khartoum said they will be handing over all Sudanese indicted by the International Criminal Court for trial at The Hague, and that they were also reaching a deal to […]

News / / 02.15.20

Middle East Eye: Can South Sudan’s men of war lead the country to peace?

The long rivalry between Salva Kiir and Riek Machar exploded into civil war with South Sudan’s independence in 2011. Now a deal could be in sight South Sudanese artist James Aguer Garang has invited us into his sparsely furnished studio. Propped against the wall is his most famous painting. On the right side of the […]

News / / 02.11.20

Associated Press / The New York Times: Official: Sudan to hand over al-Bashir for genocide trial

Sudan’s transitional authorities have agreed to hand over ousted autocrat Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court to face trial on charges of war crimes and genocide, a top Sudanese official said Tuesday, in a deal with rebels to surrender all those wanted in connection with the Darfur conflict. For a decade after his indictment, […]