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 […]

Press Release / / 08.14.19

U.S. Slaps Sanctions on Former Head of Sudan’s Intelligence and Security Service

BREAKING U.S. Slaps Sanctions on Former Head of Sudan’s Intelligence and Security Service The Sentry Lauds Action, Urges U.S to Add Asset Freeze to Visa Ban, as State Department Cites Involvement of Salah Gosh in “Gross Human Rights Violations,” Credible Information on Involvement in Torture August 14, 2019 (Washington D.C.) — Today, the United States designated […]

Press Release / / 08.08.19

“Consequences for Kleptocrats”: Report by The Sentry Details How Network Sanctions and Other Cutting-Edge Financial Pressures Support Peace and Counter Corruption in South Sudan

“Consequences for Kleptocrats”: Report by The Sentry Details How Network Sanctions and Other Cutting-Edge Financial Pressures Support Peace and Counter Corruption in South Sudan Washington D.C. –  A wave of innovative, high impact sanctions by the U.S. Treasury Department on corrupt officials and international profiteers in South Sudan signals a “paradigm shift” in efforts to […]

Press Release / / 08.06.19

Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale Headed to Khartoum Tomorrow: Experts Urge Strong Action by U.S. to Counter “Deep State” Corruption and Illicit Financial Flows in Sudan

Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale Headed to Khartoum Tomorrow: Experts Urge Strong Action by U.S. to Counter “Deep State” Corruption and Illicit Financial Flows in Sudan Washington D.C. – U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale is scheduled to be in Sudan tomorrow, August 7, to meet with representatives from the Transitional Military […]

Press Release / / 07.03.19

FATF Assessment Team Must Focus on Issues Connecting UAE to Conflict in East and Central Africa

Washington, DC – The United Arab Emirates (UAE)’s Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) onsite mutual evaluation begins this week. The FATF mutual evaluation process is a crucial step for countries attempting to improve their domestic anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) framework and to demonstrate the efficacy of the systems they have […]

Press Release / / 05.22.19

Secretive International Network Attempted to Take Over a Quarter of DR Congo’s Banking Sector

The Sentry’s latest report reveals activities of investment bank linked to former President Joseph Kabila May 22, 2019 (Washington, D.C.) – A new investigation by The Sentry reveals family members and allies of Joseph Kabila, the former President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, attempted to capture stakes in three separate banks that together […]

Press Release / South Sudan / 05.02.19

Sentry Statement on Murders of Dong Samuel and Aggrey Idri

We at The Sentry are deeply saddened and appalled by the confirmation of the murders of Dong Samuel, a prominent human rights lawyer, and Aggrey Idri, a member of the SPLM-IO. Today, we join all those who knew them and worked with them, in sending our deepest condolences to their families and loved ones. Any […]

Press Release / / 04.11.19

George Clooney and John Prendergast: Statement on Events in Sudan

After months of protests in Sudan, President Omar al-Bashir has been ousted by the country’s military. George Clooney and John Prendergast, Co-Founders of The Sentry, said: “The people of Sudan have been waiting for this day for a long time, but it is only a tentative first step towards real change. The general who has taken over […]

Press Release / / 04.04.19

“Prosecute the Profiteers” New Report on Following the Money to Support War Crimes Accountability

Washington, D.C. – In a new report released today, The Sentry highlights the pervasive role of profiteers and financiers in the perpetration of atrocities, pointing to critical omissions in the ways those crimes are prosecuted. The report details how commercial actors consistently enjoy impunity for their roles in some of the world’s most brutal crimes, […]

Press Release / / 04.02.19

Alert on Sudan Warns of Severe Risks of Money Laundering, Terror Financing

Urgent Report Exposes Dangerous Failures by the Bashir Regime to Comply with International Anti-Corruption Standards Washington, D.C. – A new alert released today by The Sentry warns of the severe risks for money laundering, terrorist financing, and other criminal activity in the Sudanese financial system. The Sentry Alert, “Sudan’s Anti-Corruption Whitewash: The Bashir Regime’s Hollow Commitment to […]

Press Release / / 03.21.19

BREAKING: U.S. Sanctions Top Congolese Election Officials

Français Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned three senior Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) officials. OFAC designated three senior Congolese election commission (CENI) officials: Corneille Yobeluo Nangaa, CENI President; Norbert Basengezi Katintima, CENI Vice-President; and Katintima’s son, Marcellin Basengezi Mukolo, a high-level CENI […]

Press Release / / 12.20.18

Serious Concerns about the Credibility of DR Congo’s Electoral Process

Process marred by repression, major transparency issues, seriously unlevel playing field. Enough Project and The Sentry’s experts are available for comment Washington, DC – As the Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo) heads to presidential, legislative, and local elections now scheduled one week late, on December 30, the Enough Project is raising serious concerns about the […]

Press Release / / 12.14.18

U.S. Treasury Sanctions Entities for Their Role in South Sudan’s Devastating Conflict

Washington, DC –  The Sentry welcomes the announcement today by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) that it has sanctioned three individuals, Gregory Vasili, Israel Ziv, and Obac William Olawo, for their roles in South Sudan’s conflict.  Six entities owned or controlled by two of the aforementioned individuals were […]

Press Release / / 11.13.18

“Fear, Inc.” New Investigative Report Exposes Billion Dollar Business Built on Atrocities and War in the Central African Republic

Washington, D.C. – In its newest report released today, The Sentry details the violent ascent of a war profiteer in the Central African Republic (CAR), and the role he and other criminal entrepreneurs, both foreign and domestic, have played in driving a country into a morass of war, poverty, and pervasive terror. The report, “Fear, […]

Press Release / / 11.13.18

“Le règne de la terreur” Un nouveau rapport d’enquête met en lumière comment les violences et la guerre génèrent des centaines de millions de dollars en République centrafricaine

Washington, D.C. – Dans son dernier rapport publié aujourd’hui, The Sentry suit l’ascension violente d’un profiteur de guerre en République centrafricaine (RCA). Relié en réseau avec des entrepreneurs criminels tant étrangers que nationaux, ce seigneur de guerre contribue à prolonger l’état de guerre et de misère. Le rapport d’enquête intitulé « Le règne de la terreur : […]

Press Release / / 10.24.18

The Sentry Exposes Pervasive Risks, Political Control in South Sudan Banking Sector

Washington, D.C. – A new investigative report by The Sentry details how a set of banks has been hijacked for the personal benefit of leaders, powerful officials, and other “Politically-Exposed Persons” (PEPs, ie current or former senior foreign political figures, their immediate family, and their close associates). The report, “Banking on War: Ending the abuse […]

Press Release / / 10.18.18

The Golden Laundromat: Conflict Gold May Be Entering US Through Gold Trading Network – New Investigation

New investigative report by The Sentry raises serious concerns that gold mined from conflict areas in the Democratic Republic of Congo may wind up in the supply chains of 283 U.S. publicly listed companies, including Amazon, Sony, and General Electric, through a global gold trading corporate network controlled by Belgian tycoon Alain Goetz. Washington, DC […]