News / / 05.23.19

The Economist: How can Uganda export so much more gold than it mines?

Deep in pits hewn from the earth dozens of teenage boys slam their hammers into the rock. Other men pan the crushed ore by hand in tubs filled with water and mercury. Uganda does not have many gold mines and most, like this one in Busia, in the east of the country, are neither sophisticated […]

News / / 05.20.19

PML Daily: INVESTIGATION: The boom in Uganda’s real estates, bridging opportunities for money launderers

Uganda’s unregulated and yet booming real estate sector is currently under threat, providing a haven for money laundering from foreign investors who seek to take advantage and invest illicit money in the sector. Calls on government to regulate the sector in order to curb the vice are yet to bear fruit, even as the sector […]

News / / 04.20.19

de Standaard: ‘Gold is a dirty business, even if I do say so myself’

He is one of the richest people in Belgium, but many of his fellow countrymen have never heard of him. The Antwerp gold trader Alain Goetz has expanded his empire abroad, including to Uganda, but his success raises big questions. Belgian newspaper De Standaard went to gold mines where children work and saw documents that link Goetz […]

News / / 04.17.19

Reuters: South Sudan economy to rebound on oil output, peace deal, finance minister says

South Sudan will run a balanced budget this year and its economy will rebound as oil production rises and a peace deal progresses, the country’s finance minister said on Wednesday. The oil-dependent economy, ruined since civil war broke out six years ago, shrank 1.5 percent in 2018. The country relied on international donors to fill […]

News / / 04.15.19

AFP: Sudan leaders face pressure for transfer to civilian rule

Sudan’s military rulers faced pressure from demonstrators and Western governments to hand power to a new civilian government Monday, April 15, as activists warned of an attempt to disperse a 10-day-old mass protest outside army headquarters. Thousands remained camped outside the complex in Khartoum overnight after protest leaders issued demands to the military council set […]

News / / 04.15.19

Sudan Tribune: U.S. activists call for international measures to prevent capital flight from Sudan

The Sentry’s Co-Founders George Clooney and John Prendergast called for warnings by international financial institutions to prevent illicit capital flight from Sudan by the former dignitaries of al-Bashir’s regime. The two U.S. activists said this measure will provide strong international support for Sudanese people to achieve change in Sudan after 30 years of oppression by […]

News / / 04.12.19

Bloomberg: Sudan’s Dictator Is Toppled, but His Regime Remains

The ouster of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir should be a moment for celebration: one of the world’s worst villains, driven from power after waves of popular protest. Ideally, after a few weeks of house arrest spent hearing from the families of people he had tortured and murdered, he should be sent off to the International […]

News / / 04.12.19

AFP: Ibn Ouf, regime insider turned new Sudan ruler

Sudanese General Awad Ibn Ouf, who led the overthrow of veteran leader Omar al-Bashir and has emerged as the country’s new ruler, is already under US sanctions for his alleged role in the brutal Darfur conflict. In a sombre televised statement on Thursday, Ibn Ouf announced the ouster of Bashir, who ruled the northeast African […]

News / / 04.12.19

CNN International: Sudan in crisis

CNNi talks to human rights activist John Prendergast of the Enough Project about events in Sudan. Click here to watch the video on CNN.com.

News / / 04.12.19

New York Times: Sudan General Steps Down as Transitional Leader a Day After al-Bashir’s Ouster

Only one day after Sudan’s longtime autocratic ruler, President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, was ousted by his own defense minister — a close ally — the defense minister announced on state television that he was stepping down as head of the transitional government and would be replaced by yet another military leader. The move was seen […]

News / / 03.24.19

East African: With zero Senators, DRC president faces litmus test of legitimacy

The legitimacy of Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi is being tested following the failure of his party to win a single Senate seat, and the decision by the US to impose sanctions on electoral officials who presided over his victory. On March 22, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control imposed sanctions […]

News / / 03.18.19

Aftonbaldet: Wallström i möte med världsstjärnan

Världsstjärnan, skådespelaren och filantropen George Clooney och hans hustru, människorättsadvokaten Amal Clooney, är på tillfälligt besök i Sverige. Enligt Aftonbladets tidigare uppgifter ska paret delta i Postkodlotteriets förmånstagarmiddag i kväll. Men under makarnas blixtvisit i Stockholm har de också passat på att träffa den svenska utrikesministern Margot Wallström, skriver hon i en kommentar på Twitter som Aftonbladet tagit del av. […]

News / / 03.01.19

Arshaq Al-Awsat: US Organization Criticizes Washington’s Spurring Investment in Sudan

The Washington-based Enough Project criticized US officials holding meetings with Sudanese officials in Addis Ababa and Khartoum this month to discuss investment in Sudan. The Chargé d’affaires of the US Embassy in Sudan hosted a meeting with Sudanese officials in the attendance of representative from Baker Hughes, an oil field services company majority owned by […]

News / / 02.13.19

North Africa Post: South Sudan to produce 350,000 bpd by 2020

South Sudan is planning to increase oil production to 270,000 bpd by the end of 2019, the country’s Minister of Petroleum and Mining, Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth said. Speaking on the sidelines of a conference in India last weekend, the minister said South Sudan is working to return to its pre-war production levels of 350,000 bpd […]

News / / 02.01.19

WorldECR: Interview: Brad Brooks-Rubin of the Enough Project and The Sentry

Brad Brooks-Rubin says that he sometimes feels ‘like a one-man multi-stakeholder initiative’, reflecting a career that has seen him bring his legal skills to bear in government (at both the departments of State and the Treasury), in an industry association (the Gemologicial Institute of America), in private legal practice (at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & Macrae […]

News / / 01.30.19

FBI Retired Case File Review: Debra LaPrevotte – Kleptocracy, International Corruption, and Recovering Human Remains

Retired agent Debra LaPrevotte reviews the initiation of the FBI’s Kleptocracy program, seizing more than $1 billion. Click here to listen to the podcast.

News / / 01.25.19

Le Monde: A Kharthoum, la Centrafrique se cherche un chemin vers la paix

Vingt-quatre heures… A Bangui, les Centrafricains rappellent volontiers que le dernier accord de paix signé en juin 2017, sous les auspices de la communauté catholique Sant’Egidio, par les groupes armés rebelles et le pouvoir central, avait tenu vingt-quatre heures. Avant lui, six autres textes du même genre conclus depuis 2013 avaient également volé en éclats plus […]

News / / 01.10.19

Voice of America: Western Powers Voice Skepticism, Concern Over DRC Election Results

Western skepticism is growing over the Democratic Republic of Congo’s announced presidential election results, with France bluntly calling them inconsistent with other findings, and former colonial power Belgium planning to raise the matter at the United Nations Security Council on Friday. France was quick to react to the surprise win of opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi […]

News / / 12.28.18

Liberation: RDC : La fraude, éternelle participante

En république démocratique du Congo, l’élection est une course d’obstacles. Après un report in extremis du scrutin d’une semaine (du 23 au 30 décembre), le sprint final est barré par une triple haie. Première barrière : la date. Sera-t-elle tenue, alors que les autorités repoussent l’échéance depuis deux ans ? Les Congolais en doutent. La Commission électorale nationale indépendante […]

News / / 12.28.18

BBC: DR Congo elections: Why do voters mistrust electronic voting?

The Democratic Republic of Congo is heading to the polls to elect a new president. Current President Joseph Kabila is stepping down after 17 years and, as polling day nears, concerns about the running of the election in this vast country – nearly the size of Western Europe – are growing. Earlier this month, a […]