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 disrupt […]

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 […]

Press Release / / 04.02.20

Breaking Report: President’s Daughter, Defense Ministry, and Governor Linked to Mining Sector Corruption in South Sudan

President Kiir’s Associates Tied to 32 Mining Companies; High-Level Corruption in Minerals Sector Risks Fueling Armed Conflict, Report Warns   April 2, 2020 (Washington, DC) – At a time when South Sudan’s government most needs to generate resources for urgent public health-related challenges including the Covid-19 pandemic, one of its promising revenue streams is beset by mismanagement […]

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 […]