Press Release / / 02.22.21

4 مليار دولار أمريكي قيمة ذهب الصراع من وسط وشرق أفريقيا تصل إلى أسواق الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية والأسواق الدولية

4 مليار دولار أمريكي قيمة ذهب الصراع من وسط وشرق أفريقيا تصل إلى أسواق الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية والأسواق الدولية   · أسعار الذهب المرتفعة تعزز التجارة الغير شرعية، مما يدعم أرباح الجماعات المسلحة وشبكات الأعمال الإجرامية · المخاطر مرتبطة بفظائع في قطاعات التقنية والبنوك والمجوهرات والسيارات · يمثل قطاع التعدين الماهر الخالي من الصراعات فرصًا جديدة للشركات لتعهيد […]

Press Release / / 02.22.21

Les marchés internationaux voient 4 milliards de dollars d’or des zones de conflit en Afrique centrale et de l’Est

Les marchés internationaux voient 4 milliards de dollars d’or des zones de conflit en Afrique centrale et de l’Est L’explosion du prix de l’or encourage le trafic illicite et génère des profits pour des groupes armés et des réseaux criminels Les secteurs de la technologie, de la bijouterie, de l’automobile et des finances risquent d’être […]

Press Release / / 02.22.21

Report: $4B in Conflict Gold Hits US, International Markets

$4 Billion in Conflict Gold From Central and East Africa Hits US, International Markets Meteoric Gold Price Boosts Illicit Trade, Fueling Profits for Armed Groups and Criminal Networks Risks Linked to Atrocities Flagged for Tech, Banking, Jewelry, Auto Sectors Nascent Conflict-Free Artisanal Mining Sector Presents New Opportunities for Companies to Source Responsibly From East and […]

Press Release / / 02.18.21

Banks Warned on Dan Gertler License

Open Letter: The Sentry Joins Civil Society Groups Warning Banks on Dan Gertler License   February 18, 2021 (Washington, DC) – Today, The Sentry joined eight international civil society organizations in an open letter warning banks and financial institutions not to unblock or allow further activities by sanctioned mining tycoon Dan Gertler and his networks, despite a […]

Press Release / / 02.02.21

Letter: 30 Congolese and International Groups Urge US to Revoke Dan Gertler License

30 Congolese and International Human Rights Groups Urge US Treasury to Revoke Gertler License   February 2, 2021 (Worldwide) – The Sentry today joined 14 Congolese and 15 international human rights, anti-corruption, and humanitarian NGOs urging US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to immediately reverse a last-minute secret action by […]

Press Release / / 01.26.21

Nouveau Rapport : Risques de corruption au sein du système électoral de la RDC

Dans le flou en RDC : Le chef de la Céni fait des affaires autour du vote de 2018   The Sentry révèle, dans son enquête sur un contrat sans appel d’offres, des risques de transaction intéressée et de conflit d’intérêts au sein de la Commission électorale Washington, le 26 janvier 2021 – Un rapport d’enquête publié aujourd’hui […]

Press Release / / 01.26.21

DR Congo: Election Commission President Linked to Multimillion-Dollar Contract

Multimillion-Dollar Public Contract in DR Congo Linked to Sanctioned Elections Chief   Investigation by The Sentry Into No-Bid Contract Reveals Risks of Self-Dealing, Conflict of Interest Within Electoral Commission January 26, 2021 (Washington, DC) – An investigative report published today by The Sentry raises new concerns over risks of corruption within the electoral system of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), […]

Press Release / / 01.25.21

Breaking: ICC Fugitive Arrested in Central African Republic, Headed to Hague

BREAKING: Fugitive From International Criminal Court Arrested in Central African Republic, Headed to The Hague ICC-Indicted Mahamat Saïd Abdelkani Arrested, Transferred to The Hague to Face War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity Charges January 25, 2020 (Washington, DC) – Mahamat Saïd Abdelkani has been surrendered to the International Criminal Court (ICC) by the authorities of […]

Press Release / / 01.24.21

In Secret Action, Trump Administration Granted License to Sanctioned Mining Billionaire Dan Gertler

In Secret Action, Trump Administration Granted License to Sanctioned Mining Billionaire Dan Gertler   Experts Recommend Banks Maintain Blocks on Gertler-Linked Assets and Transactions January 24, 2021 (Washington, DC) – In a secret, last-minute action, the Trump administration gave Israeli mining tycoon Dan Gertler and his businesses a license to, in effect, nullify sanctions previously […]

Press Release / / 01.21.21

UK Foreign Secretary Raab in Sudan, Expert Commentary Available

UK Foreign Secretary Meets Leaders in Sudan, as Experts Urge Action on Military Capture of Industrial and Economic Sectors   January 21, 2021 (London / Washington, DC) – UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is meeting with leaders in Khartoum today. Experts at The Sentry, an investigative and policy team co-founded by George Clooney and John […]

Press Release / / 01.21.21

Refinitiv joins forces with The Sentry to prevent war criminals abusing the financial system

This press release is also available on Refinitiv’s website here.   January 21, 2021 Refinitiv joins forces with The Sentry to prevent war criminals abusing the financial system The Sentry to provide Refinitiv with open-source data to enhance its World-Check dataset and disrupt war criminal networks. London / New York: Refinitiv, one of the world’s largest providers […]

Press Release / / 01.14.21

Des sanctions contre la Corée du Nord contournées en Afrique centrale et de l’Ouest

Des sanctions contre la Corée du Nord contournées en Afrique centrale et de l’Ouest Une enquête approfondie menée par The Sentry révèle des connections étroites avec le gouvernement nord-coréen, l’accès d’entreprises nord-coréennes à des dollars américains et des activités nord-coréennes plus répandues en République démocratique du Congo et dans la région Washington, le 14 janvier […]

Press Release / / 01.14.21

BREAKING: New Revelations on North Korean Sanctions-Busting in Africa

North Korean Sanctions-Busters Active in West and Central Africa Expanding Investigation by The Sentry Uncovers Close Connections to North Korean Government, Access by North Korean Businesses to US Dollars, and Wider Scope of North Korean Activity in DR Congo and Region January 14, 2021 (Washington, DC) – An expanding investigation by The Sentry reveals a […]

Press Release / / 01.01.21

US Passes Corporate Transparency Act – Expert Commentary Available

BREAKING: US Passes Groundbreaking Law to Crack Down on Anonymous Shell Companies Passed as Part of National Defense Authorization, New Law Requires Disclosure of Beneficial Owners; Experts at The Sentry are available for interview and analysis. January 1, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Today, the US Congress passed the Corporate Transparency Act, a groundbreaking anti-corruption law that cracks down […]

Press Release / / 12.15.20

Red Flags on Dutch Financial System, Report Warns Links to Corruption, Violence

– For Immediate Release – Dutch Financial System Faces Risks for Money Laundering Linked to Corruption, Violence in Africa’s Great Lakes Region Advisory by The Sentry Red Flags Risk Factors for Illicit Financial Flows Stemming from Corruption, Mass Violence, and Predatory Enterprises Activities Involve Politically-Connected Figures in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Possible Links […]

Press Release / / 12.15.20

‘Rode vlaggen’ in het Nederlandse financiële stelsel, rapport waarschuwt voor banden met corruptie, geweld

– Ter onmiddellijke publicatie – Witwaspraktijken gelieerd aan corruptie en geweld in het Grote Merengebied in Afrika vormen risico voor het Nederlandse financiële stelsel. The Sentry waarschuwt voor risicofactoren gerelateerd aan onwettige financiële stromen veroorzaakt door corruptie, grootschalig geweld, en roofzuchtige ondernemingen. Activiteiten hebben betrekking op personen met politieke connecties in de Democratische Republiek Congo […]

Press Release / / 12.09.20

UK Faces Billions in Dirty Money, New Report Warns

New Report Exposes UK’s Dirty Money Crisis: Billions in Illicit Assets Flow Into British Banks, Businesses, and Properties, as War Profiteers and Corrupt Networks Seek Luxury and Security   December 9, 2020 (London / Washington, D.C.) – A new report published today by The Sentry, the investigative and policy team co-founded by George Clooney and […]

Press Release / / 12.04.20

EU to Launch New Human Rights Sanctions Program

“Potent Tool” Lauded, While EU Urged to Include Corruption as Trigger for Financial Pressures on Rights Abusers; Experts Available for Comment and Analysis   December 4, 2020 (London / Washington, D.C.) – The EU’s first-ever Global Human Rights Sanctions program is set to launch next week, creating a new international scope for the EU to […]

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 […]