Press Release / / 03.06.20

Breaking: UK’s National Crime Agency Releases First-Ever Alert on Dirty Money, Links to Corrupt Political Networks in South Sudan

Official Warning on Money Laundering and Illicit Financial Flows into the UK Linked to Human Rights Abuses; Raises Red Flags for Banks, Real Estate Companies, Luxury Goods Businesses, and Private Schools   March 6, 2020 (London) – Today, the United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency (NCA), the UK’s lead law enforcement agency for serious and organized […]

Press Release / / 02.19.20

ارتباط صفقات الأسمدة وعمليات التحايل عن طريق القروض في السودان بالأشخاص المطّلعين على أسرار نظام حكم البشير السابق

تقرير استقصائي جديد ” ذئاب القروض” من ذا سنتري يكشف مخططات تشمل ابن الرئيس السوداني السابق المعزول ومسؤولين حكوميين ووسطاء في دول الخليج 19 فبراير 2020 (واشنطن العاصمة) – تمثل الأسمدة والمنتجات البترولية والسلع الأخرى جوهر مخطط قروض ضخم يُزعم أنه حقق ثروات طائلة لشخصيات متصلة بالدكتاتور السوداني المعزول عمر البشير، وفقا لتقرير استقصائي جديد […]

Press Release / / 02.19.20

BREAKING: Fertilizer Deals and Loan Scams in Sudan Linked to Former Bashir Regime Insiders

New Investigative Report “Loan Wolves” by The Sentry Exposes Schemes Involving Son of Deposed Sudanese President Bashir, Government Officials, and Gulf Middlemen   February 19, 2020 (Washington, D.C.) — Fertilizers, petroleum products, and other commodities are at the heart of a massive loan scheme that allegedly reaped fortunes for figures connected to deposed Sudanese dictator Omar al-Bashir, […]

Press Release / / 02.11.20

BREAKING: Sudan to Send Former President Bashir to International Criminal Court

February 11, 2020 – A top Sudanese official has announced that transitional authorities and rebel groups have agreed that Sudan will hand over former president Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes. John Prendergast, Co-Founder of The Sentry, said:  “For years governments around the world gave lip service in support of […]

Press Release / / 01.08.20

BREAKING: U.S. Sanctions South Sudanese Vice President Taban Deng Gai for Human Rights Abuse

January 8, 2020 (Washington, DC) – Today, the United States Department of Treasury sanctioned South Sudanese First Vice President Taban Deng Gai for “his involvement in serious human rights abuse, including the disappearance and deaths of civilians.” John Prendergast, Co-Founder of The Sentry, said: “Today’s action represents a significant and important ratcheting up of U.S. financial pressure designed to […]

Press Release / / 12.22.19

Breaking: Sudan Investigation into Darfur Crimes Lauded

Enough Project Lauds Investigation by Sudanese Government into Crimes Committed in Darfur by Former Bashir Regime December 22, 2019 (Washington D.C.) — Sudan has opened an investigation into crimes committed in Darfur going back to 2003 by members of the regime of former president Omar al-Bashir, the state prosecutor Tagelsir al-Heber announced today. Dr Suliman […]

Press Release / / 12.16.19

BREAKING: U.S. Sanctions Senior South Sudanese Officials for Obstructing Peace Process

BREAKING: U.S. Sanctions Senior South Sudanese Officials for Obstructing Peace Process The Sentry lauds Treasury action on those responsible for expanding or extending the conflict December 16, 2019 (Washington, DC) — The Sentry and the Enough Project laud the action today by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) as it sanctioned two […]

Press Release / / 12.12.19

US Should Accelerate Process to Remove Sudan from Terrorism List and Impose Network Sanctions on Spoilers Undermining Peace in the Country

December 12, 2019 The time has come to remove Sudan from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list, and the United States should accelerate its ongoing process to make this determination. At the same time, it should support reform efforts by imposing targeted sanctions on spoiler networks of officials and enablers who are undermining peace, human […]

Press Release / / 12.10.19

BREAKING: U.S. Sanctions Individuals Linked to Killing of South Sudan Human Rights Activists Dong Samuel and Aggrey Idri

BREAKING: U.S. Sanctions Individuals Linked to Killing of South Sudan Human Rights Activists Dong Samuel and Aggrey Idri The Sentry Lauds Action, Calls for Perpetrators to Face Justice December 10, 2019 (Washington, DC) – The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced a new set of sanctions today, including actions against five individuals responsible for the abduction and […]

Press Release / / 10.24.19

New Report by The Sentry Details Impact of Sanctions in Sub-Saharan Africa

– FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – New Report by The Sentry Details Impact of Sanctions in Sub-Saharan Africa In-Depth Study Documents Successes and Challenges of Targeted Network Sanctions and Presents Recommendations to Increase Effectiveness October 24, 2019 (New York) – Targeted network sanctions programs can be an effective tool in addressing rogue regimes and illicit actors […]

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 […]