Press Release / / 07.06.20

BREAKING: UK Announces Global Human Rights Sanctions Program

BREAKING: UK Announces Groundbreaking New Global Human Rights Sanctions Program Experts from The Sentry Available for Comment and Analysis   July 6, 2020 – Today, Dominic Raab, the UK’s Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs will announce the launch of the UK’s Global Human Rights sanctions regime. This regime will, for the first time, allow […]

Press Release / / 06.24.20

The Sentry Urges Financial Support to Sustain Reforms in Sudan

Sudan Partnership Conference Convening Thursday, June 25 The Sentry Urges Financial Support to Sustain Reforms in Sudan   June 24, 2020 (Washington D.C.) – The Sudan Partnership Conference in Berlin will meet by teleconference tomorrow, June 25th, to discuss possible international financing for Sudan in the hope of supporting the civilian-led transitional government (CLTG). The Sudanese […]

Press Release / / 06.09.20

BREAKING: ICC-indictee Kushayb arrested, headed to The Hague

BREAKING: ICC-Indicted Ali Kushayb Surrenders, Transferred to The Hague to Face War Crimes Charges June 9, 2020 (Washington, D.C.) – Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rahman, known as Ali Kushayb, has been arrested and is in the custody of the International Criminal Court (ICC) after surrendering himself in the Central African Republic. Kushayb has been wanted by […]

Press Release / / 05.28.20

UNSC vote on South Sudan arms embargo, sanctions – Renewal urged

Security Council Vote Set for Friday, May 29 The Sentry Urges Renewal of UN Arms Embargo and Targeted Sanctions for South Sudan May 28, 2020 (Washington, D.C.) – The United Nations Security Council is expected to vote tomorrow on a resolution to renew the South Sudan sanctions regime—including targeted sanctions and an arms embargo—which expires […]

Press Release / / 05.27.20

The Sentry’s Investigative Report “Making a Killing” Details Shady Contracts, Currency Schemes, and International Connections

As Nation Faces COVID-19 with Corruption-Gutted Healthcare System: South Sudan Military Leaders’ Wealth Raises Red Flags for Corruption, Money Laundering   May 27, 2020 (Washington, D.C.) – As the Covid-19 pandemic hits hard across Africa and billions of dollars are being deployed in response, a new report published today by The Sentry raises red flags […]

Press Release / / 04.02.20

Breaking Report: President’s Daughter, Defense Ministry, and Governor Linked to Mining Sector Corruption in South Sudan

President Kiir’s Associates Tied to 32 Mining Companies; High-Level Corruption in Minerals Sector Risks Fueling Armed Conflict, Report Warns   April 2, 2020 (Washington, DC) – At a time when South Sudan’s government most needs to generate resources for urgent public health-related challenges including the Covid-19 pandemic, one of its promising revenue streams is beset by mismanagement […]

Press Release / / 03.06.20

Breaking: UK’s National Crime Agency Releases First-Ever Alert on Dirty Money, Links to Corrupt Political Networks in South Sudan

Official Warning on Money Laundering and Illicit Financial Flows into the UK Linked to Human Rights Abuses; Raises Red Flags for Banks, Real Estate Companies, Luxury Goods Businesses, and Private Schools   March 6, 2020 (London) – Today, the United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency (NCA), the UK’s lead law enforcement agency for serious and organized […]

Press Release / / 02.19.20

ارتباط صفقات الأسمدة وعمليات التحايل عن طريق القروض في السودان بالأشخاص المطّلعين على أسرار نظام حكم البشير السابق

تقرير استقصائي جديد ” ذئاب القروض” من ذا سنتري يكشف مخططات تشمل ابن الرئيس السوداني السابق المعزول ومسؤولين حكوميين ووسطاء في دول الخليج 19 فبراير 2020 (واشنطن العاصمة) – تمثل الأسمدة والمنتجات البترولية والسلع الأخرى جوهر مخطط قروض ضخم يُزعم أنه حقق ثروات طائلة لشخصيات متصلة بالدكتاتور السوداني المعزول عمر البشير، وفقا لتقرير استقصائي جديد […]

Press Release / / 02.19.20

BREAKING: Fertilizer Deals and Loan Scams in Sudan Linked to Former Bashir Regime Insiders

New Investigative Report “Loan Wolves” by The Sentry Exposes Schemes Involving Son of Deposed Sudanese President Bashir, Government Officials, and Gulf Middlemen   February 19, 2020 (Washington, D.C.) — Fertilizers, petroleum products, and other commodities are at the heart of a massive loan scheme that allegedly reaped fortunes for figures connected to deposed Sudanese dictator Omar al-Bashir, […]

Press Release / / 02.11.20

BREAKING: Sudan to Send Former President Bashir to International Criminal Court

February 11, 2020 – A top Sudanese official has announced that transitional authorities and rebel groups have agreed that Sudan will hand over former president Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes. John Prendergast, Co-Founder of The Sentry, said:  “For years governments around the world gave lip service in support of […]

Press Release / / 01.08.20

BREAKING: U.S. Sanctions South Sudanese Vice President Taban Deng Gai for Human Rights Abuse

January 8, 2020 (Washington, DC) – Today, the United States Department of Treasury sanctioned South Sudanese First Vice President Taban Deng Gai for “his involvement in serious human rights abuse, including the disappearance and deaths of civilians.” John Prendergast, Co-Founder of The Sentry, said: “Today’s action represents a significant and important ratcheting up of U.S. financial pressure designed to […]

Press Release / / 12.22.19

Breaking: Sudan Investigation into Darfur Crimes Lauded

Enough Project Lauds Investigation by Sudanese Government into Crimes Committed in Darfur by Former Bashir Regime December 22, 2019 (Washington D.C.) — Sudan has opened an investigation into crimes committed in Darfur going back to 2003 by members of the regime of former president Omar al-Bashir, the state prosecutor Tagelsir al-Heber announced today. Dr Suliman […]

Press Release / / 12.16.19

BREAKING: U.S. Sanctions Senior South Sudanese Officials for Obstructing Peace Process

BREAKING: U.S. Sanctions Senior South Sudanese Officials for Obstructing Peace Process The Sentry lauds Treasury action on those responsible for expanding or extending the conflict December 16, 2019 (Washington, DC) — The Sentry and the Enough Project laud the action today by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) as it sanctioned two […]

Press Release / / 12.12.19

US Should Accelerate Process to Remove Sudan from Terrorism List and Impose Network Sanctions on Spoilers Undermining Peace in the Country

December 12, 2019 The time has come to remove Sudan from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list, and the United States should accelerate its ongoing process to make this determination. At the same time, it should support reform efforts by imposing targeted sanctions on spoiler networks of officials and enablers who are undermining peace, human […]

Press Release / / 12.10.19

BREAKING: U.S. Sanctions Individuals Linked to Killing of South Sudan Human Rights Activists Dong Samuel and Aggrey Idri

BREAKING: U.S. Sanctions Individuals Linked to Killing of South Sudan Human Rights Activists Dong Samuel and Aggrey Idri The Sentry Lauds Action, Calls for Perpetrators to Face Justice December 10, 2019 (Washington, DC) – The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced a new set of sanctions today, including actions against five individuals responsible for the abduction and […]

Press Release / / 10.24.19

New Report by The Sentry Details Impact of Sanctions in Sub-Saharan Africa

– FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – New Report by The Sentry Details Impact of Sanctions in Sub-Saharan Africa In-Depth Study Documents Successes and Challenges of Targeted Network Sanctions and Presents Recommendations to Increase Effectiveness October 24, 2019 (New York) – Targeted network sanctions programs can be an effective tool in addressing rogue regimes and illicit actors […]

Press Release / / 10.11.19

U.S. Sanctions Al-Cardinal, Tycoon Named in Investigative Reports by The Sentry

BREAKING: U.S. Sanctions Al-Cardinal, Tycoon Named in Investigative Reports by The Sentry Sentry Co-Founder George Clooney: “Al-Cardinal has built a corporate empire on the back of predatory business dealings in South Sudan.” October 11, 2019 (Washington D.C.) — Today, the United States placed sanctions on Ashraf Seed Ahmed Hussein Ali, widely known as Al-Cardinal, a tycoon with […]

Press Release / / 10.07.19

Breaking Investigative Report: The Sentry Reveals “Oligarch” Al-Cardinal as Major Enabler of Corruption and Violence in South Sudan

Tycoon with Ties to US, UK, and UAE Has Received Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Suspect Contracts, Imported Weapons, and Formed Business with a Ruthless Warlord October 7, 2019 (Washington, D.C.) — An investigative report published today by The Sentry, “Al-Cardinal: South Sudan’s Original Oligarch” spotlights the business activities of Ashraf Seed Ahmed Hussein […]

Press Release / / 09.19.19

Breaking Investigative Report: International Profiteers Looted Billions from South Sudan

– FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Breaking Investigative Report: International Profiteers Looted Billions from South Sudan The Sentry’s Co-Founders George Clooney, John Prendergast and Senior Investigators Present Hard-Hitting Report at London Press Conference; World’s Fourth Largest Company Implicated in Funding Deadly Militias; Report Details Activities by Individuals and Companies in U.S., UK, Asia, Africa September 19, […]

Press Release / / 08.16.19

Sudan: Military Junta and Civilian Movement Leaders to Sign Historic Constitutional Declaration Tomorrow

– FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Sudan: Military Junta and Civilian Movement Leaders to Sign Historic Constitutional Declaration Tomorrow “Potential New Beginning” Faces Challenges from Corrupt Spoilers and an Entrenched “Deep State” August 16, 2019 – A constitutional declaration for Sudan is scheduled to be signed tomorrow in an official ceremony in presence of regional leaders […]