News / / 03.19.20
South Sudan’s First Vice President Riek Machar has issued a rallying call against corruption, which he says is the first stigma the country has to fight to redeem its image. Dr Machar admits South Sudan—which has only recently started recovery from civil war—must address graft, in order to gain public confidence… Click here to read the […]
News / / 03.11.20
The South Sudan government announces preventative measures to stop the spread of coronavirus in the country; residents and medical workers in Yei County ignore the governmental directive on “social distancing”; and a Jonglei State court sentences several men guilty of armed robbery in Bor. Click here to listen to the interview.
News / / 03.10.20
In March 2020, Horizon Magazine featured George Clooney and The Sentry on their cover and in a special two-page story. Click here to view the article.
News / / 03.08.20
The United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency (NCA) on Friday released a historic, first-ever country-specific Alert aiming to stem the flow of dirty money into the UK, targeting the proceeds of major political and economic corruption in South Sudan. The Alert targets illicit activities connected to South Sudan, while seeking to ensure that legitimate financial transactions and business […]
News / / 03.07.20
The United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency (NCA) Thursday released the first-ever alert warning against money laundering by corrupt South Sudanese officials in the British territory. “The NCA is issuing this alert to companies based in the United Kingdom (UK) about the possibility that some South Sudanese senior foreign public officials (..) who may be engaged […]
News / / 03.07.20
The United Kingdom’s national crime agency has releases first-ever alert on dirty money, links to corrupt political networks in South Sudan The National Crime Agency leads the UK’s fight to cut serious and organized crime, protecting the public by targeting and pursuing those criminals who pose the greatest risk to the UK… Click here to read […]
Press Release / / 03.06.20
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 […]
News / / 03.05.20
Youths have been gathering in parks, marketplaces and squares in this capital to demand that the interim government act quickly to halt the spiraling cost of just getting by. The northeastern African country for decades has faced shortages of food, fuel and other essentials coupled with sharp increases in prices, sparking protests that led to […]
News / / 03.04.20
This press release originally appeared on the Dutch Postcode Lottery’s website. To view it there, please click here. Amsterdam – 4 March 2020 – The Dutch Postcode Lottery has donated millions to the fight against corruption and self-enrichment of war criminals around the world. Today, The Sentry received a contribution of 6.3 million Euros to support its […]
News / / 03.01.20
Six years after winning its independence, South Sudan is already on the brink of collapse. Despite its vast oil reserves and more than $10 Billion in aid from the United States, the country has been driven into famine and a devastating ethnic war. Click here to watch the VICE News documentary.
News / / 02.29.20
For nearly 20 years, China’s state-controlled banks have extended billions of dollars in “payday” loans to developing countries, often with only one caveat: if that country failed to pay back its loan, the bank was entitled to its natural resources… Click here to read the full article.
News / / 02.26.20
Sudan has made a surprise opening to Israel, announced compensation over the bombing of a U.S. warship 20 years ago, and said it will fully cooperate with the International Criminal Court on cases about Darfur. All are measures that could help rebuild ties with the West after decades of international isolation and help unlock urgently […]
Op-Ed / / 02.24.20
As Human Rights Face a Historic Global Assault, Powerful Financial Tools Arise to Counter Abusers Note: This op-ed originally appeared on Medium and was written by Brad Brooks-Rubin, Managing Director of The Sentry. Around the world today, human rights face historic threats. In 2019, humanitarian aid funding fell, there were 951 attacks on health workers and facilities, […]
News / / 02.24.20
As scrutiny of her business empire increased, African billionaire Isabel dos Santos turned to one of the world’s most secretive tax havens to conceal a $1.8 million luxury apartment in the Portuguese capital, Lisbon. The haven in question? The United States. Dos Santos and her husband owned the apartment through a company in Delaware called […]
News / / 02.22.20
South Sudan opened a new chapter in its fragile emergence from civil war Saturday as rival leaders formed a coalition government that many observers prayed would last this time around. A day after President Salva Kiir dissolved the previous government, opposition leader Riek Machar was sworn in as his deputy, an arrangement that twice collapsed […]
News / / 02.20.20
The feuding leaders of South Sudan announced on Thursday that after several missed deadlines they had agreed to form a unity government in a bid to end the ruinous civil war they began soon after the country was formed in 2011. South Sudan became the world’s youngest nation when, after decades of bloody conflict, it […]
News / / 02.20.20
A well-documented investigative report released yesterday by the US-based investigative team The Sentry* shows that ousted President Al Bashir’s adopted son Ayman El Mamoun used his connections to Sudan’s kleptocratic regime to establish a business that secured multiple contracts to import commodity goods at inflated prices. This led to higher costs of fertilizers, refined petroleum […]
Press Release / / 02.19.20
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
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, […]
News / / 02.17.20
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in Angola today and praised President Joao Lourenco’s efforts to fight corruption. Host Marco Werman speaks to J.R. Mailey, the director of investigations at The Sentry, which examines illicit money flows in Africa. Click here to listen to the interview.