Op-Ed / / 01.10.18

The Hill Op-ed: Sudan’s New Cold War Gambit

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in The Hill and was written by John Prendergast, The Sentry Co-founder and Enough Project Founding Director, and Omer Ismail, Enough Project Senior Policy Advisor. In an unexpected move at the end of last year, Sudan’s President Omar Bashir traveled to Russia and appealed to President Vladimir Putin for protection from the United […]

News / / 11.09.17

Horizon Magazine: George Clooney and The Sentry Investigate War Crimes

For years, the people of Sudan, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, and the Central African Republic have struggled to survive in the deadliest war zone in the world. At the mercy of ruthless and corrupt political and military elites, millions of innocent people have perished or have been displaced, while those […]

News / / 11.02.17

Inside Philanthropy: Leveraging for Peace – A Movie Star Fights African War Profiteers

George Clooney isn’t a newcomer when it comes to leveraging his celebrity to bring peace and justice to the war zones of Africa. Over the years, the award-winning actor has supported global campaigns such as Not On Our Watch (NOOW), which aims to end humanitarian atrocities around the world, as well as groups like the […]

News / / 10.30.17

The Chronicle of Philathropy: George Clooney Gives $1 Million

Actor George Clooney donated $1 million through his Clooney Foundation for Justice for the investigative nonprofit group’s fundraising campaign. The money will help increase the organization’s production of dossiers focused on war criminals in Africa and their financial networks. Click here to read the full article.

News / / 10.25.17

Associated Press: Clooney Donates $1M to Combat Corruption in Africa

George Clooney has donated $1 million to combat war crimes and corruption in Africa. The Clooney Foundation for Justice on Wednesday announced the gift to the Sentry, an investigative initiative that Clooney co-founded to uncover the financial networks behind conflicts in Africa. In a statement, Clooney said the group’s focus is “to make sure war […]

News / / 10.25.17

Variety: George Clooney Donates $1 Million to Counter War Crimes and Corruption in Africa

George Clooney has announced the Clooney Foundation for Justice gave $1 million to tackle war crimes and corruption in Africa. The initiative kicks off the Sentry’s Making War Criminals Pay fundraising campaign to increase its production of dossiers focused on war criminals and their financial networks. Co-founded by Clooney, the Sentry is a team of policy analysts […]

News / / 10.25.17

BBC: Clooney donates $1m to fight war criminals

Hollywood actor George Clooney has given $1m (£750,000) to The Sentry campaign group to investigate people who finance and benefit from conflict in Africa. In a statement, he said: Our focus is to make sure that war crimes don’t pay. We want to make it more difficult for those willing to kill en masse to […]

Press Release / / 10.25.17

George Clooney Donates $1 Million to Counter War Crimes and Corruption in Africa

The Clooney Foundation provides the lead gift in the “Making War Criminals Pay” fundraising campaign launched today for The Sentry – an expert team of policy analysts and financial forensic investigators. The campaign seeks to triple The Sentry’s capacity to “follow the money” and track down war profiteering networks in Africa. October 25, 2017 — Today George […]

News / / 10.16.17

Fox News: Congo bank helped Hezbollah-linked company avoid US sanctions, report says

One of the most prominent banks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo may have been diverting assets to enable financiers of terrorism avoid U.S. sanctions, an explosive new report says. The report, entitled “The Terrorists’ Treasury,” was published Monday by The Sentry, an initiative of actor George Clooney and human rights activist John Prendergast. It raises […]

Press Release / / 10.16.17

Bank Linked to Congolese President’s Brother Enabled Hezbollah Financiers to Bust U.S. Sanctions

New investigative report by The Sentry puts spotlight on a “Terrorists’ Treasury” in the Democratic Republic of Congo Washington, DC – A new investigative report released today by The Sentry, an investigative initiative co-founded by George Clooney and John Prendergast, spotlights a global web of financial transactions in which a well-connected bank enabled a financier […]

Op-Ed / / 10.13.17

Foreign Affairs Op-ed: A Worsening Crisis in Congo

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in Foreign Affairs and was written by John Prendergast, co-founder of The Sentry, and Sasha Lezhnev, Deputy Director of Policy at the Enough Project. For the last two decades, fighting has plagued the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, resulting in 5.4 million deaths, rampant corruption, and one of the highest rates of […]

News / / 10.13.17

AP: Oil-rich South Sudan faces fuel shortage as ‘people suffer

“In September there was no fuel anywhere,” Samson Kamuya says. The exhausted 45-year-old hangs his head. He’s been waiting four days at a gas station in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, to no avail. Wedged among hundreds of cars, trucks and desperate civilians carrying empty jerry cans, he says the fuel situation is unlike anything he’s […]

Press Release / / 09.06.17

U.S. Sanctions Senior South Sudanese Generals, Top Officials and Their Networks

Today, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned three major South Sudanese leaders, placing Deputy Chief of Defense Staff Lieutenant General Malek Reuben Riak, General Paul Malong, and Information Minister Michael Makuei Lueth, as well as three companies linked to them on its Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) List. The Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network […]

Op-Ed / / 08.30.17

Le Monde Tribune : Soudan du Sud : « Les profiteurs de guerre doivent payer le prix fort »

Selon le chercheur Ruben de Koning, il faut prendre des mesures contre les entreprises, les banques et les Etats qui permettent aux responsables de violences de s’enrichir. Malek Reuben Riak, puissant général sud-soudanais, est impliqué dans la planification et l’exécution d’une des opérations militaires les plus violentes de la guerre civile actuelle – c’est son travail quotidien. […]

Press Release / / 08.14.17

Senators Corker and Coons to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin: Deploy Financial Tools to End Corrupt Behavior of South Sudanese Leaders

In a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN) and Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) detail the necessary steps the Treasury Department should take on South Sudan to “cut off the free flow of resources to the political and military elites, their families and associates.” The Enough Project applauds Senators […]

Op-Ed / / 07.06.17

TIME Op-ed: An American Lobbying Firm is Helping Sudan’s Vile Regime

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in TIME and was written by The Sentry co-founders George Clooney and John Prendergast. Earlier this summer, K Street law and lobbying firm Squire Patton Boggs inked a contract with the Sudanese government aimed at removing U.S. sanctions on that regime. The firm will be paid $40,000 a month by a government that’s on the U.S. […]

News / / 06.01.17

Sudan Tribune: S. Sudanese army general embezzled millions: report

A senior South Sudanese army official used his position to accumulate millions of dollars through personal business dealing while facilitating a conflict that has killed tens of thousands of people and displaced millions, a Washington-based group said. The Sentry said Lt. Gen. Malek Reuben Riak, South Sudan army (SPLA) deputy chief of defence force for […]

News / / 06.01.17

RFI: Soudan du Sud: les pratiques douteuses d’un général de l’armée

« Se créer une fortune en créant une famine », c’est le titre d’une enquête publiée ce mercredi 31 mai par The Sentry, l’équipe d’investigation du collectif américain Enough Project, qui lutte pour la fin des conflits en Afrique. Le collectif y met en lumière les pratiques financières et commerciales douteuses d’un général de l’armée […]

News / / 06.01.17

DPA: NGO Accuses South Sudanese General Of Amassing Fortune During War

A top South Sudanese army general has amassed a fortune through questionable business deals while his country is facing war and famine, a non-governmental organization said on Wednesday. Deputy Chief of Defence Staff Malek Reuben Riak has offshored millions of dollars through deals in energy, construction and explosives, said The Sentry, which investigates the financing […]

News / / 06.01.17

El Pais: Los militares de Sudán del Sur se lucran con la hambruna

Más de 100.000 personas se mueren de hambre. Millones no saben qué (o si) comerán mañana. Es Sudán del Sur, un país devastado por la necesidad y la violencia (o al revés). Y mientras tanto, algunos generales y altos cargos, que dirigen lo que una comisión de Naciones Unidas ha calificado de “depuración étnica” organizada, se forran. […]