Press Release / / 11.24.20

Industry Push on Global Gold Centers Can Reduce Conflict Gold Trade – Advocacy Groups

      Industry Push on Global Gold Centers Can Reduce Conflict Gold Trade – Advocacy Groups Group of leading advocacy organizations say new London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) initiative on responsible gold has the potential to impact the conflict gold trade. Dubai is chokepoint for conflict gold: over $3 billion in high-risk gold including conflict […]

Press Release / / 11.10.20

Conflict Gold Flooding Into Dubai Linked to Money Laundering, Mass Violence

Advisory by The Sentry: Conflict Gold Flooding Into Dubai Linked to Money Laundering, Mass Violence 95% of East and Central Africa’s gold makes its way to Dubai, UAE, where policy loopholes allow for the conflict gold trade to flourish Armed groups, criminal networks, and army units responsible for rights abuses, atrocities, and corruption are profiting […]

Press Release / / 10.28.20

Réponse aux déclarations des gouvernements français et russe concernant le rapport sur la République centrafricaine “État de prédation”

Déclaration de The Sentry – Octobre 28, 2020 : Réponse aux déclarations des gouvernements français et russe concernant le rapport sur la République centrafricaine “État de prédation” Le lundi 19 octobre 2020, The Sentry a publié un nouveau rapport, “État de prédation : la République centrafricaine otage des proxys et des profiteurs de guerre”, détaillant les moteurs du conflit […]

Press Release / / 10.26.20

Response to French and Russian Government Statements on Central African Republic “State of Prey” Report

Statement by The Sentry – October 26, 2020 Response to French and Russian Government Statements on Central African Republic “State of Prey” Report On Monday, October 19, 2020, The Sentry published a new report “State of Prey,” detailing an array of crises in the Central African Republic (CAR) linked to transnational organized criminal activity and terror financing, […]

Press Release / / 10.19.20

Breaking: U.S. to Remove Sudan from State Sponsor of Terrorism List

Breaking: U.S. to Remove Sudan from State Sponsor of Terrorism List Experts at The Sentry Welcome SST Delisting as Important Step, Call for Further Reforms to Address Bashir Regime Legacy of Entrenched Corruption and Illicit Financial Flows October 19, 2020 (Washington, D.C.) – Today, the White House announced via a tweet from President Trump the removal of […]

Press Release / / 10.19.20

Sentry Report: France vs. Russia Proxy War in Central African Republic

New Report by The Sentry, “State of Prey”: Battle Over Diamonds, Gold, and US Dollars as France vs. Russia Proxy War Breaks Out in the Central African Republic   Facing a Corruption-Riven Election, Foreign Election Interference, Political Exploitation of COVID-19, and an Onslaught of Foreign and Domestic Profiteers, CAR Becomes a Hotbed for Organized Crime, […]

Press Release / / 10.19.20

Sentry Rapport : Un combat pour les diamants, l’or et les dollars sur fond de guerre par procuration entre la France et la Russie en Centrafrique

The Sentry publie son dernier rapport d’enquête, « État de prédation »: Un combat pour les diamants, l’or et les dollars sur fond de guerre par procuration entre la France et la Russie en Centrafrique   Face à des élections minées par la corruption, l’ingérence des puissances étrangères dans le processus électoral, l’exploitation politique de la Covid-19 […]

Press Release / / 08.31.20

Sudan Peace Deal Signed Today by Government and Rebel Groups 

Sudan Peace Deal Signed Today by Government and Rebel Groups  Agreement is “Significant Step for Lasting Peace,” but Experts at The Sentry Warn of “Weaponization” of Religion in Country’s Politics  August 31, 2020 (Washington, D.C.) – Today, Sudan’s Chairman of the Transitional Sovereign Council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and the Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok signed a comprehensive agreement with […]

Press Release / / 08.19.20

Nouveau Rapport d’Enquête: La Corée du Nord Enfreint des Sanctions Internationales via une Banque en RDC

Nouveau Rapport d’Enquête: La Corée du Nord Enfreint des Sanctions Internationales via une Banque en RDC George Clooney, co-fondateur, The Sentry, lance un avertissement : « Ne pensez pas une seule seconde que la corruption et le blanchiment d’argent dans un endroit comme la République démocratique du Congo n’impactent pas la sécurité internationale ». Le 19 août 2020 […]

Press Release / / 08.19.20

BREAKING: North Korea Exploits Bank in Congo to Bust Global Sanctions

Breaking Investigative Report: North Korea Busts Global Sanctions via Bank in DR Congo   George Clooney, The Sentry’s Co-Founder, warns: “Don’t think for a second that corruption and money laundering in a place like the Democratic Republic of Congo doesn’t impact international security.” August 19, 2020 (Washington, D.C.) – Evading the international sanctions designed to […]

Press Release / / 08.17.20

The Sentry Welcomes Bipartisan Letter on Reforms and Sanctions in the DRC

The Sentry Welcomes Bipartisan Group of Senators’ Call to Secretaries of State, Treasury to Expand Targeted Sanctions, Focus on Anti-Corruption Reforms in DR Congo  August 17, 2020 (Washington, DC) – The Sentry welcomes the letter sent by Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jim Risch (R-ID), Ranking Member Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Tim […]

Press Release / / 08.17.20

The Sentry salue la lettre bipartite sur des sanctions ciblées et des réformes anticorruption en RDC

The Sentry salue la demande du groupe bipartite de sénateurs aux secrétaires d’État et du Trésor des États-Unis pour élargir la portée des sanctions ciblées et exiger des réformes anticorruption en République démocratique du Congo  Le 17 août 2020 (Washington, D.C.) – The Sentry salue la lettre à l’intention du secrétaire d’État Mike Pompeo et du secrétaire du […]

Press Release / / 07.15.20

US Sanctions Russian Network Linked to Sudan Violence

BREAKING: US Places Sanctions on Russian Prigozhin Network Linked to Violent Suppression of Democratic Protestors in Sudan   July 15, 2020 (Washington, D.C.) – Today, the US Department of the Treasury placed sanctions on individuals and businesses linked to Yevgeniy Prigozhin, the financer of the Russian troll farm Internet Research Agency (IRA), for attempts to suppress protestors seeking democratic […]

Press Release / / 07.09.20

24 International Organizations Call for Global Magnitsky Sanctions on Authoritarian Regimes Seeking to Exploit Coronavirus Pandemic

Media Advisory 24 International Organizations Call for Global Magnitsky Sanctions on Authoritarian Regimes Seeking to Exploit Coronavirus Pandemic   July 9, 2020 – The Sentry, Human Right First, and Freedom House joined with twenty-one other non-governmental organizations today in urging the United States government to utilize the Global Magnitsky sanctions program to counter efforts by […]

Press Release / / 07.08.20

Sentry Report: Money-Launderers Target Real Estate in Sub-Saharan Africa

New Report by The Sentry: African Real Estate Targeted as “Hot New Trend for Money-Launderers” Illicit Finance Experts Raise Red Flags for Properties in Capitals and Top Cities of South Africa, Uganda, Namibia, and Kenya   July 8, 2020 (Washington, D.C.) – The purchase of real estate in Africa has become a preferred method for […]

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 […]