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 […]

Op-Ed / / 10.06.19

Daily Maverick Op-ed: Investing in South Sudan Oil Could Add Fuel to the Flames

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in Daily Maverick and was written by Brian Adeba, Deputy Director of Policy at the Enough Project, and Megha Swamy, Deputy Director of Policy and Analysis at The Sentry. Any investment in South Sudan’s oil sector, without adequate transparency and accountability measures in place, will only feed and further entrench existing corrupt structures. A major […]

Op-Ed / / 10.03.19

George Clooney and John Prendergast in USA Today: Violence is the business model in South Sudan

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in USA Today and was written by The Sentry’s co-founders, George Clooney and John Prendergast. Anecdotes abound of corrupt, war-torn African dictatorships. South Sudan, the world’s newest nation, is usually Exhibit A in those tales. But in the shadows of this narrative is another part of the story, usually untold. It is the […]

Op-Ed / / 09.24.19

John Prendergast in African Arguments: From Sledgehammer to Scalpel: How foreign powers can support Sudan

للقراءة باللغة العربية إضغط هنا   Note: This op-ed originally appeared in African Arguments and was written by John Prendergast, Co-Founder of The Sentry. During this small window of opportunity for real transformation, the US and others must support the new government and help tackle spoilers. The remarkable recent events in Sudan culminating in the formation of a […]

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, […]

News / / 08.27.19

Associated Press: Sudanese face daunting challenges on path to democracy

For the first time in three decades, Sudan has charted a path out of military rule following the formation of a power-sharing government by the pro-democracy movement and the generals who overthrew longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir. But the fragile transition will be tested as leaders confront a daunting array of challenges. Decades of war and […]

News / / 08.17.19

Associated Press: Sudanese protesters sign final power-sharing deal with army

Sudan’s pro-democracy movement and ruling military council signed a final power-sharing agreement Saturday at a ceremony in the capital, Khartoum, after weeks of tortuous negotiations. The historic deal paves the way for a transition to a civilian-led government after the military overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir months ago and the more recent deadly suppression of […]

News / / 08.17.19

New York Times: Sudan Erupts in Celebration After Army and Civilians Agree to Share Power

Sudan’s military and civilian leaders signed a landmark power-sharing deal at a joyous ceremony in the capital, Khartoum, on Saturday, signaling a new chapter in the life of the sprawling African country, which has been rocked by eight months of popular protests, a coup and a bloody military crackdown. Few Sudanese could have imagined only […]

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 […]

News / / 08.15.19

Voice of America: US Imposes Travel Ban on Sudan’s Former Security Chief

The United States has imposed a visa ban on the former director general of Sudan’s national intelligence and security services for his alleged involvement in gross human rights violations. The State Department, in announcing the ban Wednesday, said it has “credible information” that Salah Abdalla Mohamed Mohamed Salih, also known as Salah Gosh, “was involved in torture […]

News / / 08.15.19

The East African: US slaps sanctions on Sudan’s former spymaster Salah Gosh

The United States has designated former Sudan’s spy chief Salah Abdallah Mohamed Saleh, also known as Gosh, for his involvement in “gross violations of human rights”. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday said Washington had credible evidence that Salah Gosh was involved in torture during his tenure as head of the feared Sudan’s […]

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 […]

News / / 08.11.19

The Times: Smuggling claims cast shadow over Brexit’s £8m diamond geezer Arron Banks

The National Crime Agency (NCA) is examining claims that Arron Banks, the businessman who helped fund Brexit, smuggled diamonds out of South Africa. The NCA has been passed allegations made by Banks’s former business partner that Banks attempted to source black-market gems from Zimbabwe and pretend they had come from his mines in South Africa. The […]

News / / 08.09.19

Voice of America: South Sudan In Focus

The Sentry’s Joshua White speaks to Voice of America about “Consequences for Kleptocrats,” The Sentry’s latest brief on South Sudan. Click here to  listen to the interview (minute 12:27).

News / / 08.09.19

Australian Strategic Policy Institute: Policy, Guns and Money: Fuel security, India, Africa and more

In this episode, Brendan Nicholson interviewed Brian Adeba from the Enough Project on efforts to prevent atrocities and corruption in Eastern and Central Africa. Click here to listen to the interview.

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 […]

News / / 08.06.19

BBC World Service: Newsday

The Sentry’s Joshua White speaks to BBC World Service about U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale’s scheduled visit to Sudan. Click here to listen to the interview (minute 18:30).

News / / 08.06.19

Associated Press: A New Strongman in Sudan? Experts Aren’t So Sure

When Sudan’s protest leaders signed a preliminary power-sharing agreement with the ruling military council in early July, they had no choice but to shake hands with the man many of them accuse of ordering a massacre just a month earlier. Gen. Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, a paramilitary commander from Darfur who is widely known as Hemedti, has emerged […]