Press Release / / 04.27.21

Secretary Blinken Commences First “Virtual Visit” to Africa, Begins in Kenya

Secretary Blinken Commences First “Virtual Visit” to Africa The Sentry Urges Action From US, Kenya to Tackle Illicit Financial Connections to Regional Conflicts April 27, 2021 (Nairobi) – Today, US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will commence his first “virtual visit” to Africa, starting in Kenya. He will be meeting with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and Cabinet […]

Op-Ed / / 04.26.21

Op-ed: Why Are Corrupt Businesspeople Going Dutch?

Note: This op-ed originally appeared on The Sentry’s Medium and was written by Michelle Kendler-Kretsch, Investigator at The Sentry.   Corruption in Central Africa Risks Contaminating the Dutch Financial Sector Trillions of dollars in foreign money flows through the Netherlands each year. With a business-friendly tax and regulatory system, the country is a destination of choice for corporations looking to protect […]

Press Release / / 04.26.21

Breaking update: UK Sanctions Al-Cardinal

BREAKING UPDATE:  UK Sanctions Sudanese Businessman Al-Cardinal Designation Comes Today as UK Enacts New Global Anti-Corruption Regulations April 26, 2021 (London) – Today, in association with a newly enacted Global Anti-Corruption Regulation regime, the UK announced initial sanction designations including Ashraf Seed Ahmed Hussein Ali, a businessman widely known as Al-Cardinal, whose corrupt enterprises in South Sudan and UK assets […]

Press Release / / 04.26.21

Breaking: UK Launches Global Anti-Corruption Sanctions Regulations

UK Launches Global Anti-Corruption Sanctions Regulations   New international anti-corruption regime can “create a real cost for those profiting from human misery and using the UK to stash corrupt profits and enjoy luxurious lifestyles,” says The Sentry’s John Prendergast  April 26, 2021 (London) – Today, the UK launched a historic autonomous Global Anti-Corruption Sanctions Regulations regime. […]

Press Release / / 04.20.21

شخص هارب يبني هوية رجل اعمال ناجح و يحظى بدور فاعل في جنوب السودان

تقرير استقصائي من ذا سنتري: شخص هارب يبني هوية رجل اعمال ناجح و يحظى بدور فاعل في جنوب السودان يكشف التقرير الشبهات المثارة حول علاقة بالإرهاب، وأنشطة علي خليل مرعي التجارية التي تقوم على مبدأ النهب والتعاملات مع ابنة الرئيس والجنرال المفرض عليه عقوبات مؤخرًا  20 من أبريل 2021 (واشنطن العاصمة) – تقرير استقصائي جديد صادر عن فريق ذا […]

Press Release / / 04.20.21

Breaking: Sentry Report Reveals Business Tycoon in South Sudan Is One-Time Fugitive

Investigative Report by The Sentry: Fugitive Forged New Identity as Business Tycoon, Power Player in South Sudan Report Details Suspicions of Terror Links, Reveals Ali Khalil Merhi’s Predatory Business Operations, Dealings with President’s Daughter and Recently-Sanctioned General   April 20, 2021 (Washington, DC) – A new investigative report released today by The Sentry details how Ali […]

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 […]

News / / 03.15.21

Jeune Afrique: Or : du Cameroun à la RDC, 4 milliards de dollars d’exportations « à haut risque »

Issu de zones de conflits et passé en contrebande, l’or est un métal difficile à tracer. Mais l’harmonisation des taxes entre pays africains pourrait être un premier pas. Dans un rapport paru en février, l’ONG américaine The Sentry estime à 4 milliards de dollars les transactions annuelles d’or « à haut risque » provenant d’Afrique […]

News / / 03.13.21

Afrique sur 7: Trafic illicite de l’or en Afrique: Perte 4 milliards de dollars d’or par an

Un rapport de The Sentry intitulé « trafic de l’or des zones de conflit » sur le trafic illicite de l’or en Afrique Centrale et en Afrique de l’Est, revèle qu’au moins 4 milliards de dollars d’or sont exportés illégallement par an dans ces régions au profit d’une contrebande bien fiscellée. En Afrique centrale et de l’Est, s’est développé ces […]

News / / 03.12.21

Agence Ecofin: Trafic illégal d’or : les pays d’Afrique centrale et de l’Est continuent de perdre des milliards de dollars (rapport)

4 milliards de dollars d’or exportés illégalement Selon le rapport de The Sentry intitulé « trafic de l’or des zones de conflit » et datant de février 2021, l’or de contrebande rapporte chaque année des milliards de dollars aux groupes armés et aux réseaux criminels des zones de conflit d’Afrique Centrale et de l’Est. L’organisation indique que […]

News / / 03.12.21

Africa Intelligence: Vente d’or : African Gold Refinery attaque frontalement l’UE pour rester dans la course

La raffinerie ougandaise African Gold Refinery dénonce les nouvelles règles de traçabilité minière de l’Union européenne, destinées selon elle à empêcher l’Afrique de transformer sur son territoire les minerais extraits sur le continent. Une forme de réponse aux accusations qui pèsent sur elle de participer au trafic illégal d’or dans la région des Grands Lacs… […]