Op-Ed / / 04.14.19

George Clooney and John Prendergast in The Washington Post: Sudan Needs More Than Words. It Needs Action.

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in The Washington Post and was written by The Sentry’s co-founders, George Clooney and John Prendergast. For the past decade, governments around the world lined up to legitimize the regime of Omar Hassan al-Bashir in Sudan — even as it continued to attack civilians in Darfur, burn Christian churches, deny food to areas of the […]

Press Release / / 04.11.19

George Clooney and John Prendergast: Statement on Events in Sudan

After months of protests in Sudan, President Omar al-Bashir has been ousted by the country’s military. George Clooney and John Prendergast, Co-Founders of The Sentry, said: “The people of Sudan have been waiting for this day for a long time, but it is only a tentative first step towards real change. The general who has taken over […]

Op-Ed / / 04.04.19

Just Security Op-ed: Beyond Sanctioning Elusive War Criminals, Prosecute the Profiteers

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in Just Security and was written by Holly Dranginis, Senior Legal Analyst at The Sentry.  Bidibidi is the world’s second-largest refugee camp. A sea of tents and huts spilling into Uganda from its northern border, the settlement now hosts more than a quarter million South Sudanese seeking safety from a range of horrors in their country, […]

Press Release / / 04.04.19

“Prosecute the Profiteers” New Report on Following the Money to Support War Crimes Accountability

April 4, 2019 (Washington, D.C.) – In a new report released today, The Sentry highlights the pervasive role of profiteers and financiers in the perpetration of atrocities, pointing to critical omissions in the ways those crimes are prosecuted. The report details how commercial actors consistently enjoy impunity for their roles in some of the world’s […]

Press Release / / 04.02.19

Alert on Sudan Warns of Severe Risks of Money Laundering, Terror Financing

Urgent Report Exposes Dangerous Failures by the Bashir Regime to Comply with International Anti-Corruption Standards Washington, D.C. – A new alert released today by The Sentry warns of the severe risks for money laundering, terrorist financing, and other criminal activity in the Sudanese financial system. The Sentry Alert, “Sudan’s Anti-Corruption Whitewash: The Bashir Regime’s Hollow Commitment to […]

News / / 03.24.19

East African: With zero Senators, DRC president faces litmus test of legitimacy

The legitimacy of Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi is being tested following the failure of his party to win a single Senate seat, and the decision by the US to impose sanctions on electoral officials who presided over his victory. On March 22, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control imposed sanctions […]

Press Release / / 03.21.19

BREAKING: U.S. Sanctions Top Congolese Election Officials

Français Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned three senior Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) officials. OFAC designated three senior Congolese election commission (CENI) officials: Corneille Yobeluo Nangaa, CENI President; Norbert Basengezi Katintima, CENI Vice-President; and Katintima’s son, Marcellin Basengezi Mukolo, a high-level CENI […]

News / / 03.18.19

Aftonbaldet: Wallström i möte med världsstjärnan

Världsstjärnan, skådespelaren och filantropen George Clooney och hans hustru, människorättsadvokaten Amal Clooney, är på tillfälligt besök i Sverige. Enligt Aftonbladets tidigare uppgifter ska paret delta i Postkodlotteriets förmånstagarmiddag i kväll. Men under makarnas blixtvisit i Stockholm har de också passat på att träffa den svenska utrikesministern Margot Wallström, skriver hon i en kommentar på Twitter som Aftonbladet tagit del av. […]

Op-Ed / / 03.11.19

Lawfare Op-ed: Congress Should Staff Up the Office of Foreign Assets Control

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in Lawfare and was written by Joshua White, Director of Policy at the Enough Project and The Sentry. Those familiar with the hard work done by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) are likely to agree that this small agency with a big responsibility for implementing U.S. sanctions deserves […]

News / / 03.01.19

Arshaq Al-Awsat: US Organization Criticizes Washington’s Spurring Investment in Sudan

The Washington-based Enough Project criticized US officials holding meetings with Sudanese officials in Addis Ababa and Khartoum this month to discuss investment in Sudan. The Chargé d’affaires of the US Embassy in Sudan hosted a meeting with Sudanese officials in the attendance of representative from Baker Hughes, an oil field services company majority owned by […]

News / / 02.13.19

North Africa Post: South Sudan to produce 350,000 bpd by 2020

South Sudan is planning to increase oil production to 270,000 bpd by the end of 2019, the country’s Minister of Petroleum and Mining, Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth said. Speaking on the sidelines of a conference in India last weekend, the minister said South Sudan is working to return to its pre-war production levels of 350,000 bpd […]

News / / 02.01.19

WorldECR: Interview: Brad Brooks-Rubin of the Enough Project and The Sentry

Brad Brooks-Rubin says that he sometimes feels ‘like a one-man multi-stakeholder initiative’, reflecting a career that has seen him bring his legal skills to bear in government (at both the departments of State and the Treasury), in an industry association (the Gemologicial Institute of America), in private legal practice (at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & Macrae […]

News / / 01.30.19

FBI Retired Case File Review: Debra LaPrevotte – Kleptocracy, International Corruption, and Recovering Human Remains

Retired agent Debra LaPrevotte reviews the initiation of the FBI’s Kleptocracy program, seizing more than $1 billion. Click here to listen to the podcast.

News / / 01.25.19

Le Monde: A Kharthoum, la Centrafrique se cherche un chemin vers la paix

Vingt-quatre heures… A Bangui, les Centrafricains rappellent volontiers que le dernier accord de paix signé en juin 2017, sous les auspices de la communauté catholique Sant’Egidio, par les groupes armés rebelles et le pouvoir central, avait tenu vingt-quatre heures. Avant lui, six autres textes du même genre conclus depuis 2013 avaient également volé en éclats plus […]

Op-Ed / / 01.24.19

George Clooney and John Prendergast in the Guardian: In Support of Sudan’s Protesters

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in the Guardian and was written by The Sentry’s co-founders, George Clooney and John Prendergast. “Where are George Clooney and co now that Sudan needs them?” asked an Opinion article in the Guardian this week. The oped assumed that a lack of public statements by us and others with a long association with […]

News / / 01.10.19

Voice of America: Western Powers Voice Skepticism, Concern Over DRC Election Results

Western skepticism is growing over the Democratic Republic of Congo’s announced presidential election results, with France bluntly calling them inconsistent with other findings, and former colonial power Belgium planning to raise the matter at the United Nations Security Council on Friday. France was quick to react to the surprise win of opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi […]

Op-Ed / / 12.28.18

TIME Op-ed: Our World Runs on Resources Looted From Congo. That’s Why Democratic Elections Alone Can’t Solve the Country’s Problems

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in TIME and was written by John Prendergast, Founding Director of the Enough Project and Co-founder of The Sentry and Sasha Lezhnev, Deputy Director of Policy at the Enough Project. The Democratic Republic of the Congo will soon hold elections that could dictate whether it falls deeper into instability and conflict or […]

News / / 12.28.18

Liberation: RDC : La fraude, éternelle participante

En république démocratique du Congo, l’élection est une course d’obstacles. Après un report in extremis du scrutin d’une semaine (du 23 au 30 décembre), le sprint final est barré par une triple haie. Première barrière : la date. Sera-t-elle tenue, alors que les autorités repoussent l’échéance depuis deux ans ? Les Congolais en doutent. La Commission électorale nationale indépendante […]

News / / 12.28.18

BBC: DR Congo elections: Why do voters mistrust electronic voting?

The Democratic Republic of Congo is heading to the polls to elect a new president. Current President Joseph Kabila is stepping down after 17 years and, as polling day nears, concerns about the running of the election in this vast country – nearly the size of Western Europe – are growing. Earlier this month, a […]

Press Release / / 12.20.18

Serious Concerns about the Credibility of DR Congo’s Electoral Process

Process marred by repression, major transparency issues, seriously unlevel playing field. Enough Project and The Sentry’s experts are available for comment Washington, DC – As the Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo) heads to presidential, legislative, and local elections now scheduled one week late, on December 30, the Enough Project is raising serious concerns about the […]