News / / 07.22.20

The Geographical: New report reveals risk of links between Sudanese conflict gold and major companies

The link between gold – used around the world for everything from fine jewellery to statues, mobile phones to dentistry – and conflict has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years. In particular, human rights groups have pointed to the way that gold is fuelling and financing ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo […]

News / / 07.20.20

Voice of America: US Sanctions Aim to Keep Russian Financier from Meddling in Sudan’s Future

Known as Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “chef” because of the billions he made in the catering business, Russian financier Yevgeniy Prigozhin had far more cooking abroad, including meddling in U.S. elections and suppressing democracy in Sudan, according to U.S. charges. Now, U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is issuing strong deterrents to ensure that Prigozhin and […]

News / / 07.20.20

The Star Kenya: Nairobi named among top cities with stolen wealth in real estate

Kenya is among country’s whose real estate sector is highly used for laundering proceeds from graft and international financial flows, a report  has shown. Nairobi is named among top locations in the report by ‘The Sentry’, an investigative and policy team that follows the dirty money connected to African war criminals and transnational war profiteers. […]

News / / 07.16.20

RFI: New US sanctions hit ‘Putin’s chef’ for threatening Sudan’s democracy

US authorities on Wednesday slapped sanctions on entities linked to Russian financier Yevgeniy Prigozhin over attempts to “suppress and discredit” democratic reforms in Sudan. “Yevgeniy Prigozhin and his network are exploiting Sudan’s natural resources for personal gain and spreading malign influence around the globe,” said US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. The action targets five companies […]

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 […]

News / / 07.13.20

VICE News: Inside the Forgotten War in Darfur, Where the Killing Never Stopped

DARFUR, Sudan — The jagged peaks of the Jebel Marra mountains rise suddenly out of an endless stretch of desert in western Sudan’s Darfur region. Rows of orange trees are tucked into the valleys, next to half-destroyed villages. Across the mountain range, small bases are flanked by heavy weaponry. Rebel soldiers, many of whom came […]

News / / 07.11.20

Voice of America: Nightline Africa

On July 11, 2020, Hilary Mossberg, Director of Illicit Finance Policy at The Sentry, gave an interview with Voice of America’s Nightline Africa. Listen to the full interview below, beginning at minute 40:33. Click here to the listen to the interview on Voice of America’s website.

News / / 07.10.20

Voice of America: Sudan PM Shuffles Cabinet in Response to Protests

WASHINGTON – Sudan’s prime minister has replaced his finance, energy and health ministers and four other cabinet-level officials in response to growing public demands for sweeping reforms. The government said in a statement Thursday that Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok had fired Health Minister Akram Altom and accepted the resignations of six other ministers.  No reasons were given for the removal of any particular minister. Protests precede changes Suleiman Baldo, a senior […]

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 […]

News / / 07.08.20

Radio Tamazuj: Central bank to buy gold in bid to raise revenue

The Central Bank of South Sudan will soon begin to buy crude gold from local miners, a measure designed to boost the country’s economy. Central Bank Governor Jamal Abdalla Wani told reporters in Juba on Tuesday that the government has approved $4 million and the bank has released an additional $1.5 million for the plan. […]

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 […]

News / / 06.30.20

The Daily Nation: South Sudan’s Kiir picks governors for eight States

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardiit Monday night named governors for eight States after a long deadlock over the apportionment. Jonglei and Upper Nile are the only States left without governors appointed via presidential order. He did not give a reason for the move. However, weeks ago, the South Sudan Opposition Alliance — a party to the […]

News / / 06.26.20

Voice of America: Analyst: Sudan Must Carry Out Reforms Before Donors Act on $1.8B in Pledges

A day after Western and Arab nations pledged a total of $1.8 billion in aid to Sudan to help the struggling African nation, a Washington-based analyst says that amount shows the international community is willing to stand behind Sudan’s transitional government. Donors realize Sudan has a tough road ahead, said Suleiman Baldo, a senior policy […]

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 […]

News / / 06.19.20

The East African: How South Sudan military brass wrung state golden goose’s neck

Even as the spotlight shone on the South Sudan political class over what was described as unbridled looting of state resources, a new report points fingers at military leaders, including former army chief of staff Paul Malong, accusing them of joining in the thieving band. Sentry, an American anti-money laundering organisation, is calling out 11 […]

News / / 06.17.20

America’s Roundtable Podcast: Debra LaPrevotte | Rule of Law — FBI Kleptocracy Program | Global Corruption

On June 17th, 2020, The Sentry’s Senior Investigator Debra LaPrevottte gave an interview with the podcast America’s Roundtable, focusing on illicit financial flows and corruption in East and Central Africa.

News / / 06.16.20

BBC World Service: Newsday, June 16, 2020

On June 16th, 2020, The Sentry’s Senior Advisor Suliman Baldo gave an interview with the BBC World Service’s Newsday program, regarding the arrest of Ali Kushayb by the International Criminal Court. Click here to listen to the interview (minute 27:30). 

News / / 06.14.20

La Repubblica: Sud Sudan, tra i militari il malaffare premia la corruzione rampante delle élite che hanno in mano l’enonomia del Paese

VERONA – Continua la serie di rapporti del progetto di ricerca e patrocinio The Sentry, dell’organizzazione americana Enough, che ha l’obiettivo di svelare il nesso tra guerra e corruzione in Sud Sudan e in altri paesi in simili condizioni. L’ultimo, diffuso alla fine di maggio, Making a Killing, ha un sottotitolo molto esplicito: South sudanese military leaders’ wealth, explained (Spiegata la ricchezza dei […]

News / / 06.10.20

Agence France-Presse: Darfur war crimes fugitive held in ICC custody

Longtime fugitive militiaman Ali Kushayb has turned himself in to the International Criminal Court where he faces war crimes charges for his role in Sudan’s brutal Darfur conflict, the ICC said Tuesday. Kushayb, also known as Ali Muhammad Ali Abd–Al-Rahman, is wanted on 50 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed between 2003-2004 […]