Op-Ed / / 04.15.21

Just Security Op-ed: Fighting the ‘International Thief Thief’ with Global Magnitsky Sanctions

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in Just Security and was written by Brad Brooks-Rubin, General Counsel at The Sentry. This article is the second of a Just Security mini-series adapted from recent testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission regarding the reauthorization of the Global Magnitsky Act on March 24, 2021. All articles in the […]

Press Release / / 04.14.21

Dutch Postcode Lottery Announces Grant to The Sentry

Dutch Postcode Lottery Announces Grant to The Sentry €900,000 Annually For Three Years Renews Support for Investigative and Policy Work Tracking the Money of War Criminals April 14, 2021 (Amsterdam) – Today, the Dutch Postcode Lottery announced the renewal of its partnership in support of The Sentry, with a grant of €900,000 annually for three years. […]

Op-Ed / / 04.12.21

The New Humanitarian Op-ed: What the curious case of COVID prevention cards says about South Sudan’s health crisis

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in The New Humanitarian and Al Jazeera, and was written by Brian Adeba, Deputy Director of Policy at The Sentry.   At the height of the pandemic last April, I saw Facebook posts from friends and relatives in South Sudan showing top-level government officials wearing clip-on tags dubbed “virus removal cards”. The […]

Press Release / / 03.31.21

BREAKING: UN Report Highlights North Korea’s Activity in DR Congo

BREAKING: Expert Report Highlights North Korea’s Prohibited Activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo UN Experts Cite Findings from The Sentry on North Korean Activity in the Democratic Republic of Congo March 31, 2021 (Washington, DC) – The 2021 final report of the UN Panel of Experts on North Korea to the UN Security Council includes and […]

Press Release / / 03.31.21

Report: Opportunity for White House to Counter Corruption in Africa

New Report by The Sentry: As White House Takes on Global Corruption, Opportunity to Counter “Greed-Fueled” War, Human Rights Abuse in Africa   March 31, 2021 (Washington, DC) – A new briefing published today by The Sentry details how the United States can expand and strategically deploy financial pressures in East and Central Africa to […]

Press Release / / 03.26.21

تقرير: السودان يتحرك لوقف اقتصاد السوق السوداء

تقرير: السودان يتحرك لوقف اقتصاد السوق السوداء يمثل التعويم المُدار للجنيه السوداني فرصًا، ويجب أن يقترن بإصلاحات اقتصادية بحسب ما أفاد التقرير 26 مارس 2021 (واشنطن العاصمة) – نفذت حكومة السودان في شهر فبراير تعويمًا مُدارًا للجنيه السوداني في محاولة لمواءمة سعر الصرف بالبلد والمساعدة في تحسين وضعه الاقتصادي المخيف. وقد كشف تقرير نشرته بالأمس مؤسسة ذات […]

Press Release / / 03.25.21

Report: Sudan Moves to Undercut the Black Market Economy

Report: Sudan Moves to Undercut the Black Market Economy Managed Float of Sudanese Pound Offers Opportunities, Must Be Paired With Economic Reforms, Report Warns March 25, 2021 (Washington, DC) – In February, the government of Sudan implemented a managed float of the Sudanese pound in an effort to align the country’s rate of exchange and […]

Op-Ed / / 03.23.21

Medium Op-ed: The Corruption Conundrum: The Absence of Corruption from the UK and EU Global Human Rights Sanctions Regimes

Note: This op-ed originally appeared on Medium and was written by Oliver Windridge, Senior Advisor for The Sentry to the UK.   The United States and Canada have thematic sanctions programs—often referred to as Magnitsky regimes—that target human rights abusers and those involved in corruption. These programs allow for asset freezes and travel bans on designated persons and entities, and they are […]

Press Release / / 03.22.21

BREAKING: EU Imposes Sanctions on South Sudanese Commander

BREAKING: EU Imposes Sanctions on South Sudanese Commander   March 22, 2021 (Brussels) – Today, the European Union announced sanctions on Gabriel Moses Lokujo, Major General of the South Sudan People’s Defense Forces (SSPDF), for human rights violations. The announcement is notable as the first South Sudan related designation under the EU’s new Global Human Rights sanctions regime. Since launching […]

Press Release / / 03.18.21

The Sentry Featured in New Investigative Series by Africa Uncensored

The Sentry Featured in New Investigative Series by Africa Uncensored Produced by John-Allan Namu, the series of videos and articles covers Kenya’s role in human rights violations and corruption in South Sudan March 18, 2021 (Nairobi) — The Sentry’s findings on corruption in South Sudan are featured in a new series of videos and articles […]

Op-Ed / / 03.09.21

Medium Op-ed: Five Reasons Why Biden’s Move Against Corrupt Billionaire Dan Gertler Matters

Note: This op-ed originally appeared on Medium and was written by John Prendergast, Co-Founder of The Sentry, and Sasha Lezhnev, Deputy Director of Policy at The Sentry. In an important move for combating global corruption, the United States today revoked the last–minute license given by the Trump administration to corrupt tycoon Dan Gertler. Following years of investigations by Bloomberg, Global Witness, PPLAAF, The Sentry, and other groups, […]

Press Release / / 03.08.21

US Revokes Dan Gertler’s License to Skirt Sanctions

Breaking: US Revokes Dan Gertler’s License to Skirt Sanctions   March 8, 2021 (Washington, DC) – The United States government has revoked a license from mining tycoon Dan Gertler, restoring sanctions previously imposed under the US Global Magnitsky anti-corruption program. The license, which in effect nullified the US sanctions on Gertler and a number of […]

Press Release / / 02.22.21

4 مليار دولار أمريكي قيمة ذهب الصراع من وسط وشرق أفريقيا تصل إلى أسواق الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية والأسواق الدولية

4 مليار دولار أمريكي قيمة ذهب الصراع من وسط وشرق أفريقيا تصل إلى أسواق الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية والأسواق الدولية   · أسعار الذهب المرتفعة تعزز التجارة الغير شرعية، مما يدعم أرباح الجماعات المسلحة وشبكات الأعمال الإجرامية · المخاطر مرتبطة بفظائع في قطاعات التقنية والبنوك والمجوهرات والسيارات · يمثل قطاع التعدين الماهر الخالي من الصراعات فرصًا جديدة للشركات لتعهيد […]

Press Release / / 02.22.21

Les marchés internationaux voient 4 milliards de dollars d’or des zones de conflit en Afrique centrale et de l’Est

Les marchés internationaux voient 4 milliards de dollars d’or des zones de conflit en Afrique centrale et de l’Est L’explosion du prix de l’or encourage le trafic illicite et génère des profits pour des groupes armés et des réseaux criminels Les secteurs de la technologie, de la bijouterie, de l’automobile et des finances risquent d’être […]

Press Release / / 02.22.21

Report: $4B in Conflict Gold Hits US, International Markets

$4 Billion in Conflict Gold From Central and East Africa Hits US, International Markets Meteoric Gold Price Boosts Illicit Trade, Fueling Profits for Armed Groups and Criminal Networks Risks Linked to Atrocities Flagged for Tech, Banking, Jewelry, Auto Sectors Nascent Conflict-Free Artisanal Mining Sector Presents New Opportunities for Companies to Source Responsibly From East and […]

Press Release / / 02.18.21

Banks Warned on Dan Gertler License

Open Letter: The Sentry Joins Civil Society Groups Warning Banks on Dan Gertler License   February 18, 2021 (Washington, DC) – Today, The Sentry joined eight international civil society organizations in an open letter warning banks and financial institutions not to unblock or allow further activities by sanctioned mining tycoon Dan Gertler and his networks, despite a […]

Op-Ed / / 02.13.21

Just Security Op-ed: Changing the Calculus to Support Peace in South Sudan

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in Just Security and was written by Brian Adeba, Deputy Director of Policy at The Sentry. For more than two years, South Sudan’s leaders have engaged in stalling tactics that have stymied the implementation of the peace deal signed in September 2018. President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar, by signing […]

News / / 02.05.21

The Jersulam Post: US leaning towards reinstating sanctions on Israeli mining magnate Gertler

US President Joe Biden’s administration is expected to snap back sanctions against Israeli mining magnate Dan Gertler after they were eased by former President Donald Trump, Bloomberg reported on Friday. Gertler was allegedly involved in corrupt mining deals in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The sanctions against him were practically lifted until January 31 of 2022 by then-US Treasury Secretary […]

News / / 02.04.21

Daily Maverick: US Senators and Congresspeople ask Biden administration to reimpose sanctions on controversial billionaire Dan Gertler

Three Democratic US Senators have urged the new US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to reimpose sanctions on the controversial Israeli businessman Dan Gertler, who has made a fortune through what the US government has described as “opaque and corrupt mining and oil deals” in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). On Wednesday, Representatives Gregory […]

News / / 02.04.21

Africa Intelligence: La martingale politique de l’homme d’affaires Roger Abotome

Mis en cause pour ses liens d’affaires avec l’ex-patron de la commission électorale, l’homme d’affaires Roger Abotome Bekabysia a fait du compagnonnage avec le mouvement de l’ex-président Joseph Kabila un véritable business model… Click here to read the full article.