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 […]

Press Release / / 02.09.22

Collaboration Between The Sentry and Moody’s Analytics to Fight Illicit Financial Flows

The Sentry and Moody’s Analytics Collaborate to Drive Greater Transparency on Criminal Activities in Business   February 9, 2022 (New York / Washington, DC) – Today, The Sentry, an investigative and policy organization that seeks to disable multinational predatory networks that benefit from violent conflict, repression, and kleptocracy, announced that it is collaborating with Moody’s Analytics, a […]

Press Release / / 02.04.22

Today: Int’l Groups Laud US Treasury on Rule to Counter Anonymous Shell Companies

23 International Groups Applaud US Treasury for New Rule to Counter Anonymous Shell Companies Strict Enforcement, Closing Loopholes Urged to Strengthen Beneficial Ownership Transparency and Combat Illicit Finance February 4, 2022 (Washington, DC) – Today, The Sentry led an effort among 23 international human rights and transparency organizations in submitting a letter applauding the US Department of […]

Press Release / / 02.01.22

Today: U.S. Senate Hearing on Sudan – “Decisive Action” Urged

“Decisive Action” on Coup Leaders Urged as U.S. Senate Holds Hearing Today on Sudan February 1, 2022 (Washington, DC) – The Sentry welcomes the news that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) will hold a full committee hearing today at 10:00 am EST on “Sudan’s Imperiled Transition: U.S. Policy in the Wake of the October […]

Press Release / / 01.26.22

Rapport Congo Hold-up disponible en français FWD: ALERTE INFO : La plus grande fuite de données de l’histoire de l’Afrique

ALERTE INFO : « CONGO HOLD-UP »  La version française du rapport d’enquête « Un empire détourné» publiée par The Sentry Washington, le 26 janvier 2022 – « Un empire détourné: Des millions de dollars planqués dans l’immobilier international par le frère de Kabila », publié dans un premier temps en anglais dans le cadre de la série d’enquêtes du consortium international Congo Hold-up en […]

Press Release / / 01.02.22

Sudan PM Hamdok Resigns – The Sentry Urges Consequences for Military Rulers

Sudan Prime Minister Hamdok Resigns The Sentry Urges Consequences for Military Rulers January 2, 2021 (Washington, DC) – Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok resigned today, amid widespread anti-coup protests across the nation. Experts at The Sentry are available for comment and analysis. John Prendergast, Co-Founder of The Sentry, said: “The longer the United States and […]

Press Release / / 12.17.21

Today: US Sanctions Central African Militia Leader Darassa

BREAKING: US Sanctions Central African Militia Leader Ali Darassa   December 17, 2021 (Washington, DC) – Today, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced sanctions on Central African militia leader Ali Darassa for serious human rights abuses, including killings, torture, rape, abductions, violence against children, and deadly attacks on camps of […]

Press Release / / 12.13.21

BREAKING: EU Sanctions Russia’s Wagner Group

BREAKING: EU Sanctions Russia’s Wagner Group   December 13, 2021 (Washington, DC) – Today, the Council of the European Union announced sanctions against the Wagner Group, a Kremlin-linked defense and security firm. The measures target the Wagner Group itself, and eight individuals and three entities connected to it. In recent investigative reports, The Sentry has been at […]

Press Release / / 12.09.21

Today: New targeted US Sanctions – South Sudanese companies among 15 designations

BREAKING: US Sanctions South Sudanese Companies Linked to President’s Inner Circle   December 9, 2021 (Washington, DC) – The US Department of the Treasury today sanctioned two companies linked to the sanctioned South Sudanese businessman Benjamin Bol Mel. The sanctions were imposed by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) as Global Magnitsky designations, which target […]

Press Release / / 12.06.21

White House Announces “Hard-Hitting” Strategy on Countering Corruption

White House Announces “Hard-Hitting” Strategy on Countering Corruption December 6, 2021 (Washington, DC) – Today, the Biden Administration released its “Strategy on Countering Corruption.”  The Strategy comes in advance of the Summit for Democracy being held this week in Washington, DC. Experts from The Sentry, which has been at the forefront of exposing grand corruption […]

Press Release / / 12.06.21

US Sanctions 13 More in Dan Gertler Network

US Sanctions 13 More in Dan Gertler Network December 6, 2021 (Washington, DC) – The US Department of the Treasury today announced it has sanctioned Alain Mukonda for providing support to sanctioned billionaire Dan Gertler, as well as 12 entities linked to Mukonda or companies associated with him in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Gibraltar. With today’s action, […]