News / / 02.11.20

Washington Post: Sudan official says government agrees to send suspected war criminals to International Criminal Court

A high-ranking Sudanese government official signaled on Tuesday that the country would refer citizens who are accused of war crimes to the International Criminal Court — a group that would include Omar Hassan al-Bashir, a former leader of the country. Bashir, who is accused of crimes against humanity in Sudan’s Darfur region, was deposed by the […]

News / / 02.11.20

Wall Street Journal: Sudan Agrees in Principle to Extradite Ex-Strongman Bashir for Prosecution

Sudan’s transitional government has agreed in principle to extradite former leader Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court, a surprise move that could see him face trial over genocide and war crime charges… Click here to read the full article. 

News / / 02.09.20

BBC Future Planet: The sparkling rise of the lab grown diamond

Young people are falling out of love with mined diamonds because of their high environmental and humanitarian costs. How do their alternative, lab-made diamonds, measure up? On a grey January morning in 2019 Meghan Markle emerged onto a London street on her way to a meeting. She wore a smart coat and heels, but it […]

News / / 02.06.20

USIP: What Happens When Sudan is Removed from the U.S. Terror List?

Its been nearly a year since Sudan’s longtime dictator, Omar al-Bashir, was ousted from power. As the country moves to transition to democracy, its civilian government and Sudanese civil society have called on the U.S. government to remove Khartoum from the State Sponsors of Terrorism (SST) list. The Sentry’s Hilary Mossberg and John Prendergast recently argued that […]

News / / 01.30.20

Radio Dabanga: Op-ed: Sudan’s push for removal from US terror list not a panacea

Sudan’s civilian government and a broad cross-section of Sudanese civil society have recently called on the US government to remove Sudan from its State Sponsors of Terrorism list. There are ways to achieve the goals Sudan’s pro-democracy forces have set for their country, but it will require multiple, methodical steps by both Sudan and the United […]

News / / 01.22.20

Ozy: The Killers of Darfur Are Cashing In on Foreign Conflicts

After overthrowing dictator Omar al-Bashir last April, Sudanese protesters vowed to remain in the streets of the capital, Khartoum, until the military handed over authority to a civilian government. With the global community watching Sudan closely, security forces were initially careful not to attack demonstrators. That changed on June 3, 2019, when the army and […]

News / / 01.21.20

Foreign Policy: Satellite Surveillance Can Trace Atrocities but Not Stop Them

When I took an NGO job in Darfur in 2006, the ongoing atrocities there were well known enough that even my least internationally minded relatives asked me whether I was sure I wanted to go. Darfur had become a cause célèbre for figures like George Clooney, who helped bring obscure Sudanese terms like janjaweed into the mainstream […]

News / / 01.21.20

Giving Magazine: The Fight for Africa, an Interview with John Prendergast

In the December 2019 issue of Giving Magazine, The Sentry’s Co-Founder John Prendergast was featured in a two-page spread where he discussed the roots of his activism, the work of The Sentry, and much more. To read his full interview, please click here.

News / / 01.16.20

AFP: 3-D chess with ex-presidents back in war-torn C.Africa ahead of polls

The unexpected return of two former presidents to the Central African Republic, the main figures in a civil war that still bloodies the country despite an 11-month-old peace accord, has set the stage for high-stakes political chess ahead of elections in December. Francois Bozize, who is under an international arrest warrant for his role in […]

News / / 01.15.20

AFP: En Centrafrique, un billard à trois bandes lourd de périls à un an de la présidentielle

Le retour inattendu de deux anciens présidents centrafricains, principaux initiateurs d’une guerre civile qui perdure – François Bozizé et celui qui l’a renversé en 2013, Michel Djotodia – laisse augurer une âpre partie de billard à trois bandes avec l’actuel chef de l’Etat Faustin-Archange Touadéra à un an de la présidentielle. Nombre d’observateurs voient dans le […]

News / / 01.09.20

The Brief: Why US sanctioned South Sudan’s First Vice President Taban Deng Gai

The United States Department of Treasury on Wednesday sanctioned South Sudanese First Vice President Taban Deng Gai for “his involvement in serious human rights abuse, including the disappearance and deaths of civilians.” The move seeks to pressure the country’s politicians to form a unity government. According to the Treasury, Gai arranged and directed the alleged […]

News / / 01.09.20

BBC World Service: BBC Newsday 09 Jan 2020

On January 9th 2020, The Sentry’s Director of Investigations J.R. Mailey was interviewed by BBC World Service regarding the sanctioning of Taban Deng Gai, South Sudan’s First Vice President. Click here to listen to the interview (begins at minute 4:41).

News / / 01.08.20

Associated Press: US Sanctions South Sudan’s Vice President Over Abuses

The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on South Sudan’s First Vice President Taban Deng Gai, citing his involvement in serious human rights abuses. It is one of the sharpest actions taken by the U.S. against South Sudan’s government amid Washington’s frustration over the country’s failure to achieve a stable peace after its civil war. […]

News / / 01.08.20

The Daily Nation: US sanctions South Sudan vice president over human rights

The US on Wednesday imposed sanctions on South Sudan’s first vice-president Taban Deng Gai for his involvement in serious violations of human  rights “including the disappearance and death of civilians.” The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) said it is penalising Mr Gai for his hand in silencing critics, including […]

News / / 01.08.20

Voice of America: VOA Daybreak

On January 8th 2020, The Sentry’s Managing Director Brad Brooks-Rubin was interviewed by Voice of America regarding the sanctioning of Taban Deng Gai, South Sudan’s First Vice President. Click here to listen to the interview (begins at minute 5:18).

News / / 01.07.20

The East African: Food insecure South Sudan banks on oil money for agriculture

South Sudan is banking on oil monies to revive its stalled agriculture and save its population from perennial dependence on food imports and relief supplies. The new plan, announced last week by President Salva Kiir, seeks to tap into the earnings from oil and reinvest it into agricultural production. It is part of efforts for […]

News / / 12.26.19

Associated Press: Sudan’s Christians enjoy holiday amid hope for new freedoms

The Sudanese Christian marchers weaved through bustling markets and traffic-clogged streets wearing “I Love Jesus” T-shirts or colorful traditional robes known as thobes. “Glory to God in the highest. And on Earth, peace, goodwill toward men,” a speaker said. Hymns blared and chants of “hallelujah” intermingled with loud, emotion-filled cries of celebration. Passersby and merchants […]

News / / 12.22.19

The Independent: ‘It’s our biggest employer’: How a lucrative war in Yemen fuels conflict in Darfur 2,000km away

You can earn more money fighting in Yemen for six months than in a lifetime. This adage rages through the streets of Darfur, Sudan’s conflict-ridden western region, where a ruinous war more than 2,000km away in Yemen has become the country’s “biggest local employer”. Everyone knows someone who has signed up. For nearly five years […]

News / / 12.17.19

The Independent: Genocide, gold and foreign wars: Sudan’s most feared commander speaks out

The messaging was clear as soon as Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo entered the room. Clad in a traditional white jalabiya, or tunic, and headdress, Sudan’s most powerful man known “as Hemedti” looked more like the camel trader he once was, rather than the chief of a paramilitary force accused of raping and killing protesters in Khartoum and committing genocidal violence in Darfur. It was a careful […]

News / / 12.16.19

Daily Nation: Kiir and Machar threat to efforts for lasting peace in South Sudan

A fortnight ago, the United States recalled its ambassador to South Sudan, Mr Thomas Hushek, after President Salva Kiir and Opposition leader Riek Machar failed to form a revitalised unity government as they had agreed. As the November 12 deadline approached, the two leaders, meeting in Kampala, announced that they had extended the implementation of […]