News / / 11.19.18

The Age: South Sudanese general caught by George Clooney ‘laundering’ money in Melbourne

The family of a South Sudanese army general allegedly claimed $470,000 in welfare payments from the Australian Government at the same time as they paid for a luxury Melbourne house with a $1.5 million cheque. The revelation comes from an affidavit sworn by Australian Federal Police agent Graham White as police try to keep a […]

News / / 11.08.18

Le Monde: Au Soudan du Sud, il est plus juste de parler de partage du gâteau que d’accord de paix

Tribune. Il devait rester quelques jours, il ne sera finalement resté que six heures. Après plus de deux ans d’exil, Riek Machar, l’ancien vice-président qui avait dû fuir le Soudan du Sud en juillet 2016, a estimé que passer la nuit à Juba, la capitale, était un risque pour sa sécurité. C’est dans cet état d’esprit que […]

News / / 11.08.18

Metal Miner: Conflict Gold Could Be Entering the U.S. Market Via Major Companies

We’ve touched on conflict materials in this space before, typically in reference to cobalt. A majority of the world’s cobalt is mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where conditions at so-called artisanal mines (i.e., small-scale mines) are sub-standard, according to reports by a variety of NGOs. Among the concerns at these mines includes […]

News / / 11.06.18

Spend Matters: Study – Conflict gold from Africa may be in U.S. markets, passing through major companies

An October 2018 study released by a watchdog group that focuses on Africa has highlighted concerns that conflict gold mined from the troubled Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is making its way into international markets and becoming integrated in the supply chains of major U.S. companies. Documents reviewed and interviews carried out by The Sentry, a team […]

News / / 10.27.18

East African: Politics overlaps with banking in South Sudan

South Sudan’s political elite has been accused of hijacking the banking system for personal gain and locking out local businesses and citizens. Out of the 26 banks operating in South Sudan, 14 are partially owned or controlled by politically exposed persons (PEPs) who exert undue political influence in the banking sector, says a new report […]

News / / 10.25.18

De Morgen: Is Belgische miljonair spil in goudsmokkel uit Congolees conflictgebied?

De Amerikaanse ngo The Sentry noemt in een rapport de Belg Alain Goetz de spil in een illegale handel van goud afkomstig uit conflictgebied. Het is niet de eerste keer dat de man in opspraak komt. “Ik dacht dat het ging om het script van de nieuwste film met George Clooney”. De enige vraag is of […]

News / / 10.24.18

Voice of America – Straight Talk Africa: Investigative Journalism in Africa: Exposing Corruption, Child Exploitation and More

Guest host Vincent Makori discusses investigative journalism in Africa, with Brian Adeba, Enough Project deputy director of policy; Tom Detzel, Voice of America investigations editor; John-Allan Namu, investigative journalist and Africa Uncensored CEO; and Finlay Young, investigative journalist.

News / / 10.24.18

Brussells Times: Illegally exported Congolese gold refined by factory owned by Belgian Alain Goetz

Gold extracted from the conflict regions of the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) can be found on international markets and is supplying large American companies, having been refined in Uganda through a network controlled by the Belgian, Alain Goetz. The anti-corruption American NGO, The Sentry, alleges so in a recent report. […]

News / / 10.24.18

Chemical Watch: Conflict gold reaching US company supply chains, says NGO report

Gold mined from conflict areas in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is reaching the supply chains of major US companies and finding its way into consumer products, according to an NGO report. The report by The Sentry – an initiative of NGO Enough Project and human rights charity Not On Our Watch (NOOW) – says […]

News / / 10.24.18

Belga News Agency: De l’or congolais exporté illégalement raffiné par l’usine d’Alain Goetz selon une ONG

«  Une enquête menée par The Sentry provoque d’importantes préoccupations que l’or extrait dans des zones de conflit dans l’est de la République démocratique du Congo atteint les marchés internationaux, dont la chaîne d’approvisionnement de grandes entreprises américaines et (se retrouve) dans des produits que les consommateurs utilisent au quotidien », affirme ce rapport. Des documents examinés et […]

News / / 10.16.18

Voice of America – Africa54: Investigative Documentary Reveals South Sudanese Profiteers

Brian Adeba, Deputy Director of Policy at the Enough Project speaks to Voice of America’s Esther Githui-Ewart.

News / / 10.07.18

Standard: Exclusive – Elites who loot South Sudan to live large in Nairobi

This is the story of the conniving elite of South Sudan, a betrayed population, conspiratorial neighbours, infinite peace deals and failed international systems as strife continues to ravage Africa’s youngest nation. Abusing the neutral “position of trust” adopted by Kenya and most of their neighbours, top South Sudan government officials have seized the opportunity to […]

News / / 10.05.18

Foreign Policy: Remember South Sudan? Washington Would Prefer Not to

A senior official from South Sudan traveled to Washington this week to solicit U.S. support—and money—for a fragile new peace deal aimed at ending the country’s five-year civil war. In the past, billions of U.S. dollars have flowed into the new nation, along with a great deal of tender American attention. But the mood in […]

News / / 09.16.18

NY Times – Nick Kristof’s Sunday Newsletter: Go after the money to stop human rights crimes

By John Prendergast More than any other factor, war has driven and shaped human history. Superficially, many wars appear to be senseless. Look beneath the surface, and there is one common denominator: unchecked greed. War may be hell for the people in conflict-ridden countries, but it is very profitable and politically beneficial for a small […]

News / / 09.14.18

La Libre: RDC : « Il faut des sanctions financières contre Kabila et les siens » pour The Sentry

The Sentry, l’ONG américaine soutenue par l’acteur George Clooney, dévoile son nouveau rapport sur les élections en RDC et propose des pistes pour faire pression sur les principaux acteurs de ce processus. (Rapport à lire en dessous du texte). Premier constat, The Sentry veut croire que des élections sont encore possibles en RDC le 23 […]

News / / 09.10.18

Washington Post: The U.S. is warning Congo that using electronic voting machines could backfire

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has a warning for another country preparing for a presidential election: Use electronic voting machines at your own risk. At a U.N. Security Council meeting in New York late last month, Haley called on Congo to abandon its plan to use the machines for the first time in favor of paper […]

News / / 08.11.18

Public Finance International: DR Congo must step up efforts to tackle economic crime, says think-tank

Efforts to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are inadequate, according to a think-tank report. This is opening up a ‘window’ for criminals to take advantage of the weak system, the report, published yesterday by The Sentry concluded. The country’s “rampant illicit finance problems” put the financial system at […]

News / / 06.21.18

RFI: Machine à voter en RDC: un collectif américain met en garde contre le piratage

Les machines à voter en République démocratique du Congo sont dans le viseur du collectif américain Enough. Dans un rapport rendu public ce mercredi 21 juin, The Sentry, l’équipe d’investigation d’Enough, révèle l’existence de failles de sécurité dans les machines électorales que le pays prévoit d’utiliser lors de la présidentielle de décembre 2018. L’organisation n’a […]

News / / 06.21.18

Associated Press: Voting machines raise worries in Congo ahead of elections

Congo’s government is moving forward with plans to use electronic voting machines in this year’s highly anticipated presidential election despite warnings from watchdog groups that transparency and credibility could suffer. The vast, mineral-rich nation is under pressure to ensure a fair election in December amid concerns that President Joseph Kabila, in office since 2001, will […]

News / / 06.15.18

RFI: Ouganda/Kenya: Washington demande des mesures contre les leaders sud-soudanais

…Les luxueuses demeures de Salva Kiir et Riek Machar à Nairobi Or selon Sigal Mandelker, les autorités ont l’obligation de bloquer ces opérations sur leur sol. L’ONG he Sentry a enquêté. D’après elle, le président sud-soudanais Salva Kiir et son adversaire Riek Machar possèdent tous deux de luxueuses maisons dans le quartier huppé de Lavington, à Nairobi. […]