Press Release / / 05.30.24

New Evidence Links Zimbabwe’s Intelligence Agency to Company Accused of Widespread Voter Intimidation

New Investigative Report by The Sentry Widens Spotlight on Business Interests of Central Intelligence Organisation Notorious for Human Rights Abuses International Firms and Banks Urged to Heighten Diligence on Forever Associates Zimbabwe   30 May 2023 (London) – A new investigative report by The Sentry adds to accumulating evidence linking Zimbabwe’s Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) to […]

Press Release / / 04.23.24

EU Votes to Keep UAE on Grey List

EU Votes to Keep UAE on Grey List April 23, 2024 (Brussels) – The European Parliament acted today to keep the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on its grey list. The Parliament approved a motion for a resolution to object to a Commission regulation that would have removed the UAE and other countries from the EU’s grey list […]

Press Release / / 11.07.23

New Report by The Sentry: Massive Surge in Corrupt, Criminal Operations in Libya Linked to Leaders

Massive Surge in Corrupt, Criminal Operations in Libya Linked to Leaders   November 7, 2023 (Washington, DC) — A massive surge of corruption and organized crime in Libya orchestrated by the country’s rulers threatens the survival of essential institutions, is generating cascading regional and international security risks, and could spark major armed conflict, warns a […]

Press Release / / 11.02.23

US, UK, and Canada Jointly Announce New Myanmar Sanctions

    To view a PDF of our joint statement with Justice For Myanmar, click here.   US Treasury Actions include Restrictions on Financial Transactions with National Oil and Gas Company November 1, 2023 (Washington, DC) – In a coordinated action yesterday, the United States, UK, and Canada each announced an array of new Myanmar sanctions. […]

Press Release / / 09.06.23

US Sanctions High-Ranking Leader of Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces

Treasury Department Cites Responsibility for Civilian Massacres, Sexual Violence, Human Rights Abuses   September 6, 2023 (Washington DC) – Today, the U.S. Treasury Department announced sanctions on Abdelrahim Hamdan Dagalo, a high-ranking leader of Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces (RSF). Dagalo was designated by The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) “for his leadership […]

Press Release / / 07.12.23

Breaking: UK Sanctions Businesses in Sudan Conflict

UK Sanctions Six Companies in Sudan Conflict   July 12, 2023 (London, United Kingdom) — Today, the United Kingdom sanctioned six businesses fueling conflict in Sudan through their links to the two warring sides, the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF). The sanctions will freeze any assets held by the six businesses in the UK, aiming to cut funding […]

Press Release / / 07.06.23

Breaking News: Suspect Millions Moved from Zimbabwe to London

Investigative Report by The Sentry and Open Secrets: Fronts, False Invoices, and Offshore Financial Façades Raise Questions About Tagwirei Mine Purchase Flows of Suspect Money Travelled Through Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Mauritius to United Kingdom   July 6, 2023 (Washington, DC and Cape Town) — A joint investigative report by The Sentry and Open Secrets exposes […]

Press Release / / 06.27.23

BREAKING: US Sanctions Entities Linked to Russia’s Wagner Group

BREAKING: US Sanctions Entities Linked to Russia’s Wagner Group   June 27, 2023 (Washington, DC) — Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) imposed sanctions against one individual and four entities tied to the brutal Russian paramilitary Wagner Group and its leader Yevgeniy Prigozhin. Under OFAC’s list of Specially Designated Nationals, the sanctions target Nikolayevich […]

Press Release / / 06.27.23

BREAKING REPORT: Wagner Group Captures African State as Russian Beachhead in Ultraviolent Terror Campaign

Breaking Investigative Report: Wagner Group’s “Nightmarish” Blueprint for Domination Detailed as Central African Republic is Captured as Strategic Beachhead for Russia Soldiers and militiamen report Wagner training in ultraviolent techniques, including how to cut fingers and legs, remove nails, strangle, throw fuel and burn people alive   June 27, 2023 (Washington DC / Bangui) – […]

Press Release / / 06.27.23

Nouveau rapport : En Centrafrique, le Groupe Wagner capture l’État et étend l’influence russe par la terreur

Nouveau rapport d’enquête The Sentry : En Centrafrique, le Groupe Wagner capture l’État et étend l’influence russe par la terreur Des soldats et des miliciens rapportent que le Groupe Wagner leur dispense des formations militaires qui incluent des techniques de torture, notamment la manière de couper les doigts et les jambes, d’arracher les ongles, d’étrangler, de […]

Press Release / / 06.01.23

Breaking: US Sanctions Businesses in Sudan Conflict

US Sanctions Businesses Fueling Both Sides of Sudan Conflict   June 1, 2023 (Washington, DC) – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) leveled sanctions on companies linked to the two warring sides of the armed conflict in Sudan, the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF). The […]

Press Release / / 05.03.23

G7 Urged to Tackle Violent Kleptocracy and Atrocities

G7 Summit Must Tackle Violent Kleptocracy and Atrocities Experts From The Sentry Are Available for Analysis and Comment May 3, 2023 (Hiroshima / Washington, DC) — In advance of the G7 Hiroshima Summit set to begin later this month, The Sentry is urging the G7 member states to focus their attention on tackling the vicious cycle of […]

Press Release / / 04.28.23

Breaking: Zimbabwe Pres. linked to multimillion dollar transactions in shadows of Mugabe ouster

BREAKING: $120M Mining Deal Benefited Entities Linked to President and Vice President of Zimbabwe Web of secret payments by companies controlled by South African businessman and linked to Zimbabwean tycoon Deals involved President Mnangagwa’s farm, a revealed proxy for Vice President Chiwenga, a Supreme Court judge, and the military Deals and payments occurred in the […]

Press Release / / 03.30.23

Breaking: UK Announces Economic Crime Plan – Experts Comment

BREAKING: UK Announces Major Economic Crime Plan to Counter Stashing of Kleptocratic Assets Experts Laud Action as “Major Step,” Urge Robust Implementation March 30, 2023 (London) – The Sentry welcomes the UK’s Economic Crime Plan 2 (ECP2) announced today at UK Finance’s Economic Crime Congress 2023. According to the official UK announcement, the plan is designed to counter the […]

Press Release / / 03.24.23

BREAKING: US Sanctions Myanmar Cronies—Experts Comment

To view a PDF of our joint statement with Justice For Myanmar, click here.     DATE:               24 March 2023 FROM:              The Sentry and Justice For Myanmar SUBJECT:         Joint Statement Welcoming US Sanctions on Myanmar Cronies Justice For Myanmar and The Sentry welcome the adoption of sanctions today by the United States on Star Sapphire […]

Press Release / / 02.21.23

Breaking report: Bribery, Money Laundering Red Flags in Massive Oil Deal in South Sudan

New Investigative Report: Red Flags for Bribery, Money Laundering, and Sanctions-Busting in Massive South Sudan Oil-Backed Loan Deal   February 21, 2023 (Washington, DC) — A new investigative report by The Sentry—the result of a three-year investigation into a loan deal between a local company and a regional bank, with the backing of the South […]

Press Release / / 02.02.23

Experts available: Pope’s Visit to South Sudan Tomorrow

Pope Francis to Visit South Sudan Tomorrow, Meet With President Kiir Experts from The Sentry Available for Comment and Interview February 2, 2023 (Washington, DC) — Tomorrow Pope Francis will travel to South Sudan and meet with President Salva Kiir, following a visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Experts at The Sentry are available for […]

Press Release / / 12.15.22

Le géant minier canadien Ivanhoe s’est « joué du système » dans ses affaires avec la République démocratique du Congo

Nouveau rapport d’enquête The Sentry : Le géant minier canadien Ivanhoe s’est « joué du système » dans ses affaires avec la République démocratique du Congo Les informations disponibles montrent qu’Ivanhoe a bénéficié d’avantages illégaux lors d’opérations d’initiés ; dans une affaire distincte, la police canadienne recherche des preuves de corruption. Washington, DC et Kinshasa, le 15 décembre 2022 — Tout […]

Press Release / / 12.15.22

Breaking: Canadian Mining Giant Ivanhoe Gamed System in DR Congo

New Investigative Report by The Sentry: Canadian Mining Giant Ivanhoe “Gamed the System” in DR Congo Dealings Evidence shows Ivanhoe received unlawful benefits while doing insider deals; In separate case Canadian Police pursue evidence of bribery December 15, 2022 (Washington, DC and Kinshasa) – While portraying itself as a conscientious steward of the environment and best […]

Press Release / / 12.08.22

BREAKING: EU Sanctions Goetz for Illicit Gold Trade

BREAKING: EU Sanctions Belgian Businessman Alain Goetz for Illicit Gold Trade December 8, 2022 (Washington, DC) — Today, the European Union (EU) announced sanctions on Alain Goetz, the beneficial owner and former director of the African Gold Refinery in Uganda, for his involvement in the illicit exploitation and trade of gold in the Democratic Republic of the […]