Press Release / / 12.07.22

New Report: Surveillance State with Vast Business Empire in South Sudan

New Investigative Report: South Sudan’s National Security Service Operates Ruthless Surveillance State to Protect Vast, Expanding Business Empire   December 7, 2022 (Washington, DC) — A new investigative report by The Sentry exposes how South Sudan’s National Security Service (NSS), a highly militarized agency operating under the supervision of President Salva Kiir, has cemented control […]

Press Release / / 11.17.22

The Sentry Partners With Castellum.AI to Expand Compliance Screening and Impact

The Sentry Announces Tech Partnership With Castellum.AI to Help Companies Screen Customers for Corruption Links   November 17, 2022 (Washington DC) – Today, The Sentry announced a partnership with Castellum.AI to improve the ability of businesses and organizations to screen their customers for ties to corruption. As the world’s only freemium compliance screening platform, Castellum.AI […]

Press Release / / 11.14.22

G20 Urged to Tackle Global Corruption

G20 Urged to Adopt Tools of Financial Pressure to Combat Grand Corruption and Kleptocracy Experts From The Sentry Are Available for Analysis and Comment November 14, 2022 (Bali / Washington, DC) — As the 2022 G20 summit begins tomorrow with the theme “Recover Together, Recover Stronger,” The Sentry urges the G20 member states to work together to […]

Press Release / / 10.21.22

FATF Plenary Results in Black Listing for Myanmar, Grey Listing for DR Congo; Expert Commentary Available

Myanmar Placed on Black List, DR Congo Grey Listed, as Financial Action Task Force Concludes Plenary Illicit Finance Experts at The Sentry Offer Comment and Analysis October 21, 2022 (Washington DC) – The first Financial Action Task Force (FATF) plenary under Singaporean Presidency concluded today with several countries identified as having weak frameworks to combat money laundering […]

Press Release / / 10.05.22

Billion Dollar Scam in South Sudan Uncovered in New Report

New Report Details Billion Dollar Scam in Massive Bank Credit Program Economic Future of South Sudan “Highjacked, Mortgaged, Then Stolen” Banks in Qatar and Kenya, Qatar National Bank and CfC Stanbic, Provided Letters of Credit in Exchange for Projected Oil Revenues Funds for Critical Fuel, Food, Medicine Vanished, Leaving People to Die   October 5, […]

Press Release / / 09.21.22

Report: The Enablers Fueling Global Corruption and Building Violent Kleptocracies

Resource for reporting on international corruption: Report Details How Bankers, Lawyers, and Accountants Enable Global Corrupt Networks Report Includes 16 Case Studies of Enablers and Methodologies Enablers of Violent, Rights-Abusing Kleptocracies Include Banks, Financial Institutions, International Professionals, and Inner Circles Governments and Private Sector Urged to Focus Attention on Enablers September 21, 2022 (Washington, DC) […]

Press Release / / 08.08.22

RD Congo : La visite d’Antony Blinken met à l’épreuve le soutien des États-Unis à la démocratie et aux droits fondamentaux

RD Congo : La visite d’Antony Blinken met à l’épreuve le soutien des États-Unis à la démocratie et aux droits fondamentaux Il est crucial de mettre l’accent sur les élections, la répression, la corruption et la violence endémique dans l’est du pays (Washington, DC, le 8 août 2022) – Le Secrétaire d’État américain Antony Blinken […]

Press Release / / 08.08.22

DR Congo: Blinken visit tests US support for democracy, rights

DR Congo: Blinken Visit Tests US Support for Democracy, Rights Focus on Elections, Repression, Corruption, Rampant Violence in East (Washington, DC, August 8, 2022) – United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken should publicly promote free and fair elections, respect for human rights, and anti-corruption efforts during his visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo on August […]

Press Release / / 07.01.22

La France ouvre une enquête pour crimes contre l’humanité impliquant le géant français des boissons, du vin et du sucre

BREAKING : La France ouvre une enquête pour crimes contre l’humanité impliquant le géant français des boissons, du vin et du sucre À la suite d’un rapport d’enquête publié par l’organisation anti-corruption The Sentry, le bureau du Parquet national antiterroriste ouvre une enquête préliminaire historique en vue d’examiner l’éventuelle implication, en qualité de complices, des […]

Press Release / / 07.01.22

Breaking: France Opens War Crimes Inquiry Focused on Iconic Food and Beverage Conglomerate

BREAKING: France Opens War Crimes Inquiry Focused on Iconic Food and Beverage Conglomerate   Following Investigative Report by The Sentry, France’s Anti-Terrorist Prosecutor’s Office Opens Historic Investigation Examining Potential Complicity of Castel Group Companies and Executives in War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity in Central African Republic The Sentry Report Revealed Castel Group Subsidiary’s Apparent […]

Press Release / / 06.15.22

Disponible en français : « Trafic d’influence », un rapport de Congo Hold-Up

ALERTE INFO : « CONGO HOLD-UP » Le rapport d’enquête The Sentry, « Trafic d’influence », désormais disponible en français   Washington, le 15 juin 2022  – Congo Hold-up, un ensemble de rapports d’enquête produits par un consortium international de médias et d’organisations à but non lucratif, a fait sensation en novembre 2021 en révélant la plus grande fuite de données confidentielles […]

Press Release / / 04.28.22

New Report on Strategic Resource Wars, Private Sector Responsibility

Report by The Sentry: In Worldwide Resource Wars, Responsible Reporting Could Support Constructive Private Sector Engagement   April 28, 2022 (Washington, DC) – A new report published today by The Sentry details a complex and risk-laden environment for companies currently seeking to do business in regions where an international “scramble” for strategically critical natural resources […]

Press Release / / 04.19.22

Secret Sanctions Relief for Allegedly Corrupt Billionaire Demands Scrutiny

Secret Sanctions Relief for Allegedly Corrupt Billionaire Demands Scrutiny April 19, 2022 (Washington, DC) – Three anti-corruption organizations urged the internal watchdogs for the US Treasury and State Departments to investigate the US government’s inappropriate decision just before the change of US administrations to effectively lift the sanctions on billionaire businessman Dan Gertler. “More than […]

Press Release / / 04.04.22

TOMORROW – ICC War Crimes Trial of Ali Kushayb: “Horrific Crimes”

ICC War Crimes Trial of Ali Kushayb Opens Tomorrow: “Horrific Crimes”   April 4, 2022 (Washington, DC) – The trial of Abd-Al-Rahman, known as “Ali Kushayb”, opens tomorrow, April 5th, at the International Criminal Court (ICC). Kushayb is accused of 31 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Darfur. Experts at The […]

Press Release / / 03.23.22

Report: Zimbabwe’s Tagwirei and His Companies Received Millions in Possibly Unlawful Payments Under Command Agriculture

New investigative report by The Sentry: Zimbabwe Presidential Advisor, Tycoon Tagwirei Received Millions in Possibly Unlawful Payments From Central Bank   March 23, 2022 (Washington, DC) – Zimbabwe’s central bank paid an estimated $93 million in possibly unlawful payments to the companies of presidential advisor and high-profile tycoon Kudakwashe Tagwirei as part of a major […]

Press Release / / 03.17.22

BREAKING: US Sanctions Goetz for Illicit Gold Trade – Experts: “Shockwaves”

BREAKING: US Treasury Sanctions Alain Goetz, Refinery and Network for Illicit Gold Trade March 17, 2022 (Washington, DC) — Today, the US Department of the Treasury announced sanctions on Alain Goetz, the African Gold Refinery in Uganda, and a business network for involvement in the illicit movement of hundreds of millions of dollars in gold from the […]

Press Release / / 03.17.22

Kinshasa Declaration Today: 62 Congolese Groups, Activists, Int’l NGOs Warn Elections in Jeopardy

62 Congolese Civil Society Groups, Activists, and International NGOs Join in Kinshasa Declaration Today Calling for Clean National Elections in 2023 Coalition Warns Democratic Elections in Jeopardy, Urges US and International Community to Support Civic Education and Electoral Observation March 17, 2022 (Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo) – Today at a press conference in Kinshasa, a […]

Press Release / / 03.14.22

New report: Threats of Russian access to assets, corruption in Africa

US Needs New Strategy and Urgent Action to Counter Corruption, Threat of Russian Access to Illicit Assets in Africa Report Details Anti-Corruption Measures Critical to Safeguard the Continent From Becoming a Russian Lifeline in Evading International Sanctions March 14, 2022 (Washington, DC) – Urgent action is needed by the US government to counter threats of […]

Press Release / / 03.01.22

Secrecy Decried in Deal Between Sanctioned Mining Tycoon Dan Gertler and DR Congo

Secrecy Decried in Deal Between Sanctioned Mining Tycoon Dan Gertler and DR Congo March 1, 2022 (New York / Washington, DC) – The Sentry joins the Congo is Not For Sale coalition in calling for transparency and information on a secretive deal reportedly signed by the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with sanctioned mining […]

Press Release / / 02.16.22

Invitation – Tomorrow: Experts to Explore Biggest-Ever Africa Leak Investigations

RSVP for Special “Congo Hold-up” Event This Thursday: Experts Explore Investigations Spurred by Africa’s Largest-Ever Data Leak   You are invited to attend a special online event: “The Congo Hold-up Investigation in Focus” this Thursday, February 17, 2022, 10am – 11am EST. Please join The Sentry, Human Rights Watch, Resource Matters, and the Center for […]