Press Release / / 05.28.20

UNSC vote on South Sudan arms embargo, sanctions – Renewal urged

Security Council Vote Set for Friday, May 29 The Sentry Urges Renewal of UN Arms Embargo and Targeted Sanctions for South Sudan May 28, 2020 (Washington, D.C.) – The United Nations Security Council is expected to vote tomorrow on a resolution to renew the South Sudan sanctions regime—including targeted sanctions and an arms embargo—which expires […]

Press Release / / 05.27.20

The Sentry’s Investigative Report “Making a Killing” Details Shady Contracts, Currency Schemes, and International Connections

As Nation Faces COVID-19 with Corruption-Gutted Healthcare System: South Sudan Military Leaders’ Wealth Raises Red Flags for Corruption, Money Laundering   May 27, 2020 (Washington, D.C.) – As the Covid-19 pandemic hits hard across Africa and billions of dollars are being deployed in response, a new report published today by The Sentry raises red flags […]

Op-Ed / / 05.15.20

Project Syndicate Op-ed: Killer Corruption

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in Project Syndicate and was written by John Prendergast, Co-Founder of The Sentry. WASHINGTON, DC – COVID-19 is a ticking time bomb in Africa. Some of the risks are widely documented. Health-care systems are weak and overburdened, with ten African countries reportedly having no ventilators at all. Food supplies are unstable, and have already suffered major […]

News / / 04.29.20

FINCast: Ep. 22 – Kleptocracy, Financial Crime and Instability

In this episode, Juan Zarate, Chairman and Co-Founder, and Chip Poncy, President and Co-Founder, are joined by the Sentry’s John Prendergast and J.R. Mailey to discuss Kleptocracy, Financial Crime, and Instability. Click here to listen to the podcast. 

Op-Ed / / 04.29.20

Haaretz Op-ed: Un magnat israélien s’appuie-t-il sur des manœuvres de couloir du camp Trump pour saboter la politiquer étrangère américaine ?

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in English in Haaretz, and was written by Sasha Lezhnev,  Deputy Director of Policy at The Sentry, and John Prendergast, Co-Founder of The Sentry. Lorsque les États-Unis imposent des sanctions à un homme d’affaires sans scrupules ou à une entreprise corrompue, on s’attend à des conséquences financières considérables. Cependant, certaines personnes […]

News / / 04.28.20

Public Now: U.S. Rep. Dean, Human Rights Activist Prendergast To Receive Honorary Degrees At Commencement

Arcadia is excited to present honorary doctoral degrees to U.S. Representative Madeleine Dean (PA-4th) and human rights activist John Prendergast at the University’s 2020 Commencement ceremonies, planned for Sept. 26. Representative Dean will receive an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree, while Mr. Prendergast will receive an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. Both Representative Dean […]

News / / 04.27.20

Public Radio of Armenia: Nominations open for 2021 Aurora Prize

On April 24, 2020, the Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative officially announced the opening of the nomination period for the 2021 Aurora Prize and called for putting forward inspiring humanitarians who go to extreme lengths to save the lives of others, including those fighting the global outbreak of COVID-19… Click here to read […]

News / / 04.25.20

Mongabay: Twelve rangers killed in latest Virunga Park incident

Twelve rangers and five other people were killed in Virunga National Park in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday. It was the latest deadly incident in the park, where more than 150 rangers have been killed since 2006. Virunga, which includes large areas of intact rainforest that are home to […]

Op-Ed / / 04.22.20

Haaretz Op-ed: Is an Israeli Diamond Tycoon Using Trump-adjacent Lobbyists to Subvert U.S. Foreign Policy?

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in Haaretz and was written by Sasha Lezhnev,  Deputy Director of Policy at The Sentry, and John Prendergast, Co-Founder of The Sentry. When the United States places sanctions on a rogue businessman or corrupt corporation, the expectation is that significant financial consequences will result. Some targets of those sanctions, however, are […]

News / / 04.18.20

Congo Indépendant: Criminels en col blanc et banquiers: liaisons dangereuses

L’actualité nous montre que les criminels en cols blancs ne se trouvent pas seulement parmi les dirigeants de nos institutions et nos politiciens mais ils abondent également dans les banques. Dans notre pays, les banques qui se sont développées le plus rapidement au cours des 15 dernières années sont celles qui ont été créées et […]

News / / 04.16.20

Ventures Africa: U.S. watchdog sounds alarm on mismanaged mining sector in South Sudan

Implementation of the African continental free trade agreement has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, a senior official of the area said this week, adding to the long list of economic programmes and projects disrupted by the ongoing pandemic globally. The agreement, expected to birth the world’s largest free-trade zone, was scheduled to come into […]

News / / 04.16.20

Wilson Center: Targeted Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Measures in Support of Peace in South Sudan

As a think tank, the Wilson Center is committed to conducting research and analyses that provide policy options for addressing some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Sanctions have long been a key component of the international foreign policy tool-kit, and they have been applied to various countries around the world, including in Africa. In February 2020, the […]

News / / 04.14.20

The East African: Red flag up on South Sudan mining sector

United States anti-corruption watchdog, The Sentry, is warning that the next source of conflict in South Sudan could emerge from the unregulated mining sector that has been captured by politically connected locals and foreigners. In its latest report, Untapped and Unprepared; Dirty Deals Threatens South Sudan’s Mining Sector, the watchdog says that while the mining industry […]

News / / 04.13.20

Global Dispatches Podcast: Uncovering Corruption in Sudan Following the Fall of Dictator Omar al-Bashir

Exactly one year ago, in April 2019, Sudan’s long ruling dictator Omar al Bashir was ousted from power. For nearly thirty years, Bashir ruled Sudan with an iron fist, suppressing dissent and brutally putting down protests and rebellion. This includes orchestrating a coup in Darfur in the early 2000s for which he was  indicted for genocide by […]

News / / 04.06.20

OCCRP: NGO: South Sudan’s Graft-ridden Gold Mining Threatens the Peace

Family members of top government officials are involved in South Sudan’s corrupt gold mining sector which is booming and threatening the fragile peace that ended the five-year-long civil war, warned a new report by The Sentry. The NGO was co-founded by actor George Clooney with the mission to investigate money related to African war criminals. It […]

News / / 04.03.20

Radio Tamazuj: Kiir’s Daughter, Military Linked To Mining Sector Corruption: Report

A Report By The US-Based Sentry Group Says South Sudan’s Gold Mining Sector Is Riddled With Corruption Involving President Kiir’s Relatives, Military Leaders And Other Senior Officials. The Sentry, A Group Co-Founded By Actor George Clooney And Activist John Prendergast, Stated That The New Report Exposes Illegal Mining Now Underway In Eastern Equatoria State, Where The Governor […]

News / / 04.03.20

Sudan Tribune: South Sudan president’s daughter involved in dirty mining deals of E. Equatoria: report

South Sudanese president’s daughter, vice-president’s son, military officials and local officials are involved in illegal mining activities in Eastern Equatoria state, according to a U.S. Watchdog group. In a new report released on Thursday, The Sentry a group co-founded by actor George Clooney and rights activist John Prendergast denounced a high level of corruption in […]

Press Release / / 04.02.20

Breaking Report: President’s Daughter, Defense Ministry, and Governor Linked to Mining Sector Corruption in South Sudan

President Kiir’s Associates Tied to 32 Mining Companies; High-Level Corruption in Minerals Sector Risks Fueling Armed Conflict, Report Warns   April 2, 2020 (Washington, DC) – At a time when South Sudan’s government most needs to generate resources for urgent public health-related challenges including the Covid-19 pandemic, one of its promising revenue streams is beset by mismanagement […]

News / / 03.19.20

The East African: Machar calls for united front against corruption in South Sudan

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

VOA News: South Sudan in Focus

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.