Press Release / / 06.15.18

New U.S. Treasury Sanctions on Entities Affiliated with Gertler Critical for Addressing Violent Corruption in Congo

Washington D.C. – The Sentry and the Enough Project welcome the announcement today by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) that it has sanctioned 14 entities pursuant to Executive Order 13818, which targets serious human rights abuse and corruption, for being affiliated with Israeli businessman and billionaire Dan Gertler. John Prendergast, […]

Press Release / / 06.13.18

Remarks by John Prendergast During Nairobi Press Event with U.S. Treasury Under Secretary Mandelker

Remarks by John Prendergast, Co-Founder, The Sentry Press Event with Sigal Mandelker, Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, U.S. Department of the Treasury Nairobi | June 13, 2018 In my short introductory remarks, I’m going to try to quickly answer six important questions: 1. WHY DOES SOUTH SUDAN MATTER TO KENYA? The government and […]

Press Release / / 06.12.18

The Sentry Urges Kenyan and Ugandan Authorities to Target Real Estate Connected to South Sudan Officials

As U.S. Treasury Under Secretary Mandelker meets with officials and banks in Nairobi to urge action against corruption and money laundering linked to war in South Sudan, properties of concern identified in The Sentry’s 2016 report have still not faced official investigations by Kenya or Uganda Washington, D.C. – In a new brief released today, The Sentry […]

Press Release / / 06.12.18

New FinCEN Advisory Focuses on Essential Links between Corrupt Networks and Human Rights Abuses

Washington D.C. –  Today, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued a new Advisory, Advisory on Human Rights Abuses Enabled by Corrupt Senior Foreign Political Figures and their Financial Facilitators, which focuses financial institutions on the urgent need to investigate and target the actions of corrupt Senior Politically Exposed Persons and their networks […]

Press Release / / 06.10.18

The Sentry Welcomes Treasury Under Secretary’s Historic Trip to Sub-Saharan Africa; Represents Critical Opportunity for Impact on Urgent Crises

Serious financial pressure with meaningful consequences is not only possible but critically necessary to counter violent kleptocracy, protect human rights and end conflict Washington, D.C. – The Sentry and the Enough Project welcome U.S. Department of the Treasury Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Sigal Mandelker’s upcoming trip to sub-Saharan Africa. The Under Secretary is […]

Press Release / / 05.09.18

John Prendergast Testifies to Congress on Sub-Saharan Africa, Urges Network Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Measures to Address War Linked to Grand Corruption

Washington, D.C. –  Today, John Prendergast, Co-Founder of The Sentry and Founding Director of the Enough Project, testified before the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, in a hearing on “Protecting Civil Society, Faith-Based Actors, and Political Speech in Sub-Saharan Africa.” In his testimony, Prendergast urged the […]

Press Release / / 05.08.18

John Prendergast to Testify Before Congress on Protecting Civil Society, Faith-Based Actors, Political Speech in Sub-Saharan Africa

Washington, D.C. – John Prendergast, Co-Founder of The Sentry and Founding Director of the Enough Project, will testify tomorrow, May 9, alongside a distinguished panel of activists before the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations’ hearing on “Protecting Civil Society, Faith-Based Actors, and Political Speech in Sub-Saharan Africa.” For press unable to […]

Press Release / / 05.03.18

Bank Scandal in Congo

New Revelations by The Sentry on BGFIBank DRC, Hezbollah Financier Links Washington, DC – Newly uncovered evidence published today by The Sentry reveals that BGFIBank DRC, a Congolese bank run and partly owned by members of President Joseph Kabila’s family, maintained accounts up to at least 2016 for companies with ties to terrorists. The Sentry’s investigative […]

Press Release / / 03.21.18

U.S. Takes Action against South Sudanese Public and Private Oil Entities

Latest U.S. government action will force South Sudanese government and companies to show that the country’s oil will benefit its people and not enrich corrupt elites, fuel violence Washington, DC – Today, the United States announced it was taking action against 15 South Sudanese oil-related entities “whose revenues have contributed to the ongoing crisis in South Sudan.” […]

Press Release / / 03.19.18

The Sentry Brings Aboard OFAC Corruption and Human Rights Targeting Chief Joshua White as Director of Policy and Analysis

Washington, DC – The Sentry is pleased to announce its new Director of Policy and Analysis, Joshua White. White joins The Sentry after eight years with the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), where he was most recently the first Chief for Human Rights and Corruption in its targeting division. […]

Press Release / / 03.14.18

George Clooney & John Prendergast Urge New Approach to Peacemaking in Africa

Op-ed by The Sentry co-founders Clooney and Prendergast describes “fatal flaw” in international efforts In a new op-ed in Foreign Affairs, The Sentry co-founders George Clooney and John Prendergast highlight the fatal flaw in peacemaking in Africa. They warn that “without taking aggressive measures to go after the spoils that drive conflict in South Sudan and other […]

Press Release / / 03.05.18

BREAKING: Sentry Investigation Sheds Light on South Sudan’s Elites’ Use of the Country’s Oil to Fund Militias, Get Richer

Washington, DC – South Sudan’s elite is using the country’s oil wealth to get rich and terrorize civilians, according to documents reviewed in an ongoing investigation by The Sentry, an investigative initiative co-founded by George Clooney and John Prendergast. Little has been known about the financial machinery that makes South Sudan’s continuing war possible, but documents obtained by The […]

Press Release / / 02.13.18

Police Move to Seize South Sudanese General’s Australian Mansion Exposed in The Sentry’s “War Crimes” Report

Washington DC – The Australian Federal Police (AFP) launched proceedings last week to seize a million-dollar Melbourne mansion owned by General James Hoth Mai, former South Sudan Army Chief of Staff. The AFP pursued the case against General Hoth Mai after The Sentry’s September 2016 report, “War Crimes Shouldn’t Pay: Stopping the Looting and Destruction in […]

Press Release / / 10.25.17

George Clooney Donates $1 Million to Counter War Crimes and Corruption in Africa

The Clooney Foundation provides the lead gift in the “Making War Criminals Pay” fundraising campaign launched today for The Sentry – an expert team of policy analysts and financial forensic investigators. The campaign seeks to triple The Sentry’s capacity to “follow the money” and track down war profiteering networks in Africa. October 25, 2017 — Today George […]

Press Release / / 10.16.17

Bank Linked to Congolese President’s Brother Enabled Hezbollah Financiers to Bust U.S. Sanctions

New investigative report by The Sentry puts spotlight on a “Terrorists’ Treasury” in the Democratic Republic of Congo Washington, DC – A new investigative report released today by The Sentry, an investigative initiative co-founded by George Clooney and John Prendergast, spotlights a global web of financial transactions in which a well-connected bank enabled a financier […]

Press Release / / 09.06.17

U.S. Sanctions Senior South Sudanese Generals, Top Officials and Their Networks

Today, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned three major South Sudanese leaders, placing Deputy Chief of Defense Staff Lieutenant General Malek Reuben Riak, General Paul Malong, and Information Minister Michael Makuei Lueth, as well as three companies linked to them on its Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) List. The Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network […]

Press Release / / 08.14.17

Senators Corker and Coons to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin: Deploy Financial Tools to End Corrupt Behavior of South Sudanese Leaders

In a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN) and Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) detail the necessary steps the Treasury Department should take on South Sudan to “cut off the free flow of resources to the political and military elites, their families and associates.” The Enough Project applauds Senators […]

Press Release / South Sudan / 05.31.17

BREAKING REPORT: South Sudan General Stores Fortune in International Banks, as Half the Nation Starves

The Sentry’s new investigative report spotlights documents indicating top army general has amassed a fortune through questionable deals in energy, construction and explosives; U.N. says same general is partly behind violence in Unity state that led to famine May 31, 2017 — A new investigative report released today by The Sentry, “Making a Fortune While Making a Famine,” reveals […]

Press Release / / 04.26.17

House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee hearing today: The Sentry’s Brad Brooks-Rubin Testifies in Congress on Sudan Sanctions

Washington, D.C. (April 26, 2016) –  Today, The Sentry and Enough Project’s Brad Brooks-Rubin testified before the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations’ hearing on “The Questionable Case for Easing Sudan Sanctions.” In his testimony, Brooks-Rubin called on Congress to adopt legislation that ties a new […]

Press Release / / 04.24.17

House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Hearing This Wednesday: The Sentry’s Brad Brooks-Rubin to Testify in Congress on Sudan Sanctions

Washington, D.C. (April 24, 2017) – Brad Brooks-Rubin, Policy Director at The Sentry and Policy Advisor at the Enough Project, will testify this Wednesday, April 26, alongside a distinguished panel of activists before the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations’ hearing on “The Questionable Case for Easing Sudan Sanctions.” For […]