Op-Ed / / 05.05.22

Wilson Center Article: America’s Past and Present Collide in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Note: This article was originally published in the Wilson Center’s Wilson Quarterly and was written by Floribert Anzuluni, Senior DRC Policy Advisor to The Sentry, and Brad Brooks-Rubin, Senior Advisor to The Sentry.   America’s Past and Present Collide in the Democratic Republic of Congo DRC resides at the nexus of the great power competition […]

Press Release / / 04.28.22

New Report on Strategic Resource Wars, Private Sector Responsibility

Report by The Sentry: In Worldwide Resource Wars, Responsible Reporting Could Support Constructive Private Sector Engagement   April 28, 2022 (Washington, DC) – A new report published today by The Sentry details a complex and risk-laden environment for companies currently seeking to do business in regions where an international “scramble” for strategically critical natural resources […]

Events and Multimedia / / 04.21.22

Events and Multimedia

Browse the latest events, webinars, podcasts, and more from around the world featuring The Sentry’s staff and our work countering financial crime and preventing crimes against humanity.

News / / 04.21.22

The Sentry In The News

Browse the latest news stories from around the world featuring the The Sentry and our work countering financial crime and preventing crimes against humanity.

Press Release / / 04.19.22

Secret Sanctions Relief for Allegedly Corrupt Billionaire Demands Scrutiny

Secret Sanctions Relief for Allegedly Corrupt Billionaire Demands Scrutiny April 19, 2022 (Washington, DC) – Three anti-corruption organizations urged the internal watchdogs for the US Treasury and State Departments to investigate the US government’s inappropriate decision just before the change of US administrations to effectively lift the sanctions on billionaire businessman Dan Gertler. “More than […]

Op-Ed / / 04.08.22

Time Magazine Op-ed: “Putin’s Exploitation of Africa Could Help Him Evade Sanctions”

Note: This op-ed was originally published in TIME Magazine and was authored by The Sentry’s Co-Founders George Clooney and John Prendergast and Director of Illicit Finance Policy Justyna Gudzowska.   Since the invasion of Ukraine, an extraordinary coalition of allies is working together to isolate Russia economically, imposing sanctions and cutting off access to the global […]

Press Release / / 04.04.22

TOMORROW – ICC War Crimes Trial of Ali Kushayb: “Horrific Crimes”

ICC War Crimes Trial of Ali Kushayb Opens Tomorrow: “Horrific Crimes”   April 4, 2022 (Washington, DC) – The trial of Abd-Al-Rahman, known as “Ali Kushayb”, opens tomorrow, April 5th, at the International Criminal Court (ICC). Kushayb is accused of 31 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Darfur. Experts at The […]

Op-Ed / / 03.24.22

Le Monde Op-ed: Guerre en Ukraine : « L’OTAN devrait appliquer des sanctions ciblées contre les kleptocraties africaines alliées du Kremlin »

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in Le Monde and was written by Nathalia Dukhan, Senior Investigator at The Sentry.   Guerre en Ukraine : « L’OTAN devrait appliquer des sanctions ciblées contre les kleptocraties africaines alliées du Kremlin » Certains « Etats criminels » du continent sont utilisés par Moscou comme « réservoirs de ressources […]

Press Release / / 03.23.22

Report: Zimbabwe’s Tagwirei and His Companies Received Millions in Possibly Unlawful Payments Under Command Agriculture

New investigative report by The Sentry: Zimbabwe Presidential Advisor, Tycoon Tagwirei Received Millions in Possibly Unlawful Payments From Central Bank   March 23, 2022 (Washington, DC) – Zimbabwe’s central bank paid an estimated $93 million in possibly unlawful payments to the companies of presidential advisor and high-profile tycoon Kudakwashe Tagwirei as part of a major […]

Press Release / / 03.17.22

BREAKING: US Sanctions Goetz for Illicit Gold Trade – Experts: “Shockwaves”

BREAKING: US Treasury Sanctions Alain Goetz, Refinery and Network for Illicit Gold Trade March 17, 2022 (Washington, DC) — Today, the US Department of the Treasury announced sanctions on Alain Goetz, the African Gold Refinery in Uganda, and a business network for involvement in the illicit movement of hundreds of millions of dollars in gold from the […]

Press Release / / 03.17.22

Kinshasa Declaration Today: 62 Congolese Groups, Activists, Int’l NGOs Warn Elections in Jeopardy

62 Congolese Civil Society Groups, Activists, and International NGOs Join in Kinshasa Declaration Today Calling for Clean National Elections in 2023 Coalition Warns Democratic Elections in Jeopardy, Urges US and International Community to Support Civic Education and Electoral Observation March 17, 2022 (Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo) – Today at a press conference in Kinshasa, a […]

Press Release / / 03.14.22

New report: Threats of Russian access to assets, corruption in Africa

US Needs New Strategy and Urgent Action to Counter Corruption, Threat of Russian Access to Illicit Assets in Africa Report Details Anti-Corruption Measures Critical to Safeguard the Continent From Becoming a Russian Lifeline in Evading International Sanctions March 14, 2022 (Washington, DC) – Urgent action is needed by the US government to counter threats of […]

Op-Ed / / 03.03.22

Medium Op-ed: China, Russia, and a Proxy War for Strategic Minerals

Note: This op-ed originally appeared on Medium and was written by Brad Brooks-Rubin, a Senior Advisor at The Sentry. China, Russia, and a Proxy War for Strategic Minerals Responsible Reporting Requirements Can Provide Rules of Engagement While outright war involving a major power has broken out in Ukraine — there’s a parallel global battle underway. China, […]

Press Release / / 03.01.22

Secrecy Decried in Deal Between Sanctioned Mining Tycoon Dan Gertler and DR Congo

Secrecy Decried in Deal Between Sanctioned Mining Tycoon Dan Gertler and DR Congo March 1, 2022 (New York / Washington, DC) – The Sentry joins the Congo is Not For Sale coalition in calling for transparency and information on a secretive deal reportedly signed by the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with sanctioned mining […]

Op-Ed / / 02.28.22

Foreign Policy Op-ed: Targeted Sanctions Can Help Restore Democracy in Sudan

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in Foreign Policy and was written by John Prendergast, Co-Founder of The Sentry, and U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Targeted Sanctions Can Help Restore Democracy in Sudan Focusing on key military leaders and their networks can force the regime to change course. The […]

Op-Ed / / 02.22.22

Foreign Affairs Op-ed: Can Sanctions Be Smart?

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in Foreign Affairs and was written by Justyna Gudzowska, Director of Illicit Finance Policy at The Sentry, John Prendergast, Co-Founder of The Sentry, and Daniel W. Drezner of Foreign Affairs.     Can Sanctions Be Smart? The Costs and Benefits of Economic Coercion THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE JOB Daniel Drezner’s […]

Press Release / / 02.16.22

Invitation – Tomorrow: Experts to Explore Biggest-Ever Africa Leak Investigations

RSVP for Special “Congo Hold-up” Event This Thursday: Experts Explore Investigations Spurred by Africa’s Largest-Ever Data Leak   You are invited to attend a special online event: “The Congo Hold-up Investigation in Focus” this Thursday, February 17, 2022, 10am – 11am EST. Please join The Sentry, Human Rights Watch, Resource Matters, and the Center for […]

Press Release / / 02.09.22

Collaboration Between The Sentry and Moody’s Analytics to Fight Illicit Financial Flows

The Sentry and Moody’s Analytics Collaborate to Drive Greater Transparency on Criminal Activities in Business   February 9, 2022 (New York / Washington, DC) – Today, The Sentry, an investigative and policy organization that seeks to disable multinational predatory networks that benefit from violent conflict, repression, and kleptocracy, announced that it is collaborating with Moody’s Analytics, a […]

Press Release / / 02.04.22

Today: Int’l Groups Laud US Treasury on Rule to Counter Anonymous Shell Companies

23 International Groups Applaud US Treasury for New Rule to Counter Anonymous Shell Companies Strict Enforcement, Closing Loopholes Urged to Strengthen Beneficial Ownership Transparency and Combat Illicit Finance February 4, 2022 (Washington, DC) – Today, The Sentry led an effort among 23 international human rights and transparency organizations in submitting a letter applauding the US Department of […]

Press Release / / 02.01.22

Today: U.S. Senate Hearing on Sudan – “Decisive Action” Urged

“Decisive Action” on Coup Leaders Urged as U.S. Senate Holds Hearing Today on Sudan February 1, 2022 (Washington, DC) – The Sentry welcomes the news that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) will hold a full committee hearing today at 10:00 am EST on “Sudan’s Imperiled Transition: U.S. Policy in the Wake of the October […]