Press Release / / 08.16.19

Sudan: Military Junta and Civilian Movement Leaders to Sign Historic Constitutional Declaration Tomorrow

– FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Sudan: Military Junta and Civilian Movement Leaders to Sign Historic Constitutional Declaration Tomorrow “Potential New Beginning” Faces Challenges from Corrupt Spoilers and an Entrenched “Deep State” August 16, 2019 – A constitutional declaration for Sudan is scheduled to be signed tomorrow in an official ceremony in presence of regional leaders […]

Press Release / / 08.14.19

U.S. Slaps Sanctions on Former Head of Sudan’s Intelligence and Security Service

BREAKING U.S. Slaps Sanctions on Former Head of Sudan’s Intelligence and Security Service The Sentry Lauds Action, Urges U.S to Add Asset Freeze to Visa Ban, as State Department Cites Involvement of Salah Gosh in “Gross Human Rights Violations,” Credible Information on Involvement in Torture August 14, 2019 (Washington D.C.) — Today, the United States designated […]

News / / 08.11.19

The Times: Smuggling claims cast shadow over Brexit’s £8m diamond geezer Arron Banks

The National Crime Agency (NCA) is examining claims that Arron Banks, the businessman who helped fund Brexit, smuggled diamonds out of South Africa. The NCA has been passed allegations made by Banks’s former business partner that Banks attempted to source black-market gems from Zimbabwe and pretend they had come from his mines in South Africa. The […]

News / / 08.09.19

Voice of America: South Sudan In Focus

The Sentry’s Joshua White speaks to Voice of America about “Consequences for Kleptocrats,” The Sentry’s latest brief on South Sudan. Click here to  listen to the interview (minute 12:27).

News / / 08.09.19

Australian Strategic Policy Institute: Policy, Guns and Money: Fuel security, India, Africa and more

In this episode, Brendan Nicholson interviewed Brian Adeba from the Enough Project on efforts to prevent atrocities and corruption in Eastern and Central Africa. Click here to listen to the interview.

Press Release / / 08.08.19

“Consequences for Kleptocrats”: Report by The Sentry Details How Network Sanctions and Other Cutting-Edge Financial Pressures Support Peace and Counter Corruption in South Sudan

“Consequences for Kleptocrats”: Report by The Sentry Details How Network Sanctions and Other Cutting-Edge Financial Pressures Support Peace and Counter Corruption in South Sudan Washington D.C. –  A wave of innovative, high impact sanctions by the U.S. Treasury Department on corrupt officials and international profiteers in South Sudan signals a “paradigm shift” in efforts to […]

Press Release / / 08.06.19

Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale Headed to Khartoum Tomorrow: Experts Urge Strong Action by U.S. to Counter “Deep State” Corruption and Illicit Financial Flows in Sudan

Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale Headed to Khartoum Tomorrow: Experts Urge Strong Action by U.S. to Counter “Deep State” Corruption and Illicit Financial Flows in Sudan Washington D.C. – U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale is scheduled to be in Sudan tomorrow, August 7, to meet with representatives from the Transitional Military […]

News / / 08.06.19

BBC World Service: Newsday

The Sentry’s Joshua White speaks to BBC World Service about U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale’s scheduled visit to Sudan. Click here to listen to the interview (minute 18:30).

News / / 08.06.19

Associated Press: A New Strongman in Sudan? Experts Aren’t So Sure

When Sudan’s protest leaders signed a preliminary power-sharing agreement with the ruling military council in early July, they had no choice but to shake hands with the man many of them accuse of ordering a massacre just a month earlier. Gen. Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, a paramilitary commander from Darfur who is widely known as Hemedti, has emerged […]

News / / 08.05.19

La Libre Afrique: RDC : L’ONG de George Clooney accuse le clan Kabila

Tentatives d’un réseau secret international de saisir un quart du secteur bancaire congolais. Le rapport de The Sentry, l’ONG coprésidée par l’acteur George Clooney, met à jour les activités d’une banque d’investissement liée à l’ancien président Joseph Kabila. Une enquête menée par The Sentry (qui a déjà révélé les relations etre le clan Kabila et […]

News / / 08.01.19

El Venezolano: Aviones de reconocida aerolínea panameña trasladaron oro venezolano a Turquía en medio de denuncias

La aerolínea panameña Copa Airlines fue utilizada presuntamente en el traslado de oro venezolano a Turquía, según una investigación periodística de diversos medios de comunicación. Se cree que todo sucedió con conocimiento del para entonces presidente de Panamá Juan Carlos Varela y del magnate panameño Stanley Motta, propietario de Copa, mientras la aerolínea ayudaba a […]

News / / 07.30.19

Financial Crime News: Interview with the Sentry’s Joshua White and Megha Swamy

In this Interview The Sentry’s Policy & Analysis Director  Joshua White and Deputy Megha Swamy, answer questions posed by Financial Crime News on the work of the Sentry, its aims, achievements and what FI’s can do to help and how the Sentry can help them. Click here to read the full interview.

News / / 07.26.19

Foreign Policy: U.S. Balked at Sanctions on Sudan

The United States halted plans to sanction Sudanese security forces over the massacre of protesters in order to pave the way for a power-sharing deal between military and civilian leaders, current and former U.S. officials told Foreign Policy. In mid-June, the National Security Council convened a series of meetings to discuss the U.S. response to […]

News / / 07.17.19

OCCRP: Sprouting Weapons of War

Seated on a plastic chair outside a school in South Sudan’s northern town of Aweil, Kristine Akodit shifts her 1-year-old daughter in her arms as she breastfeeds. “Hunger is here,” says the young mother, whose three children sometimes go days without food. At the launch of a European Union funded school meal program, Akodit hangs […]

News / / 07.08.19

KickBack – The Global Anticorruption Podcast: Debra LaPrevotte on being an FBI agent, asset recovery, safe havens for kleptocrats & war crimes

Join us this week for an interview on the FBI’s work on asset recovery, which countries are currently the main destinations for money laundering by international cleptocrats and how corruption directly contributes to war crimes and atrocities. Our guest this week is the Debra LaPrevotte. She is a Senior Investigator for The Sentry (https://thesentry.org/). Founded […]

News / / 07.08.19

African Business: Sudan’s gold: Hemedti’s untold power

After weeks of peaceful sit-ins outside the military headquarters in Khartoum, the uneasy truce between Sudan’s security forces and thousands of protestors demanding change was finally ruptured at dawn on 3 June. Members of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) – a militia widely condemned for human rights violations in its suppression of rebels in the […]

News / / 07.05.19

BBC/PRI’s The World with Marco Werman: A deal reached in Sudan

Sudan’s ruling military council and opposition alliance have struck a powersharing deal to form a transitional government until elections can be held. Host Marco Werman speaks with the BBC’s Anne Soy. We also hear from Suliman Baldo with The Enough Project… Click here to listen to the interview.

Press Release / / 07.03.19

FATF Assessment Team Must Focus on Issues Connecting UAE to Conflict in East and Central Africa

Washington, DC – The United Arab Emirates (UAE)’s Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) onsite mutual evaluation begins this week. The FATF mutual evaluation process is a crucial step for countries attempting to improve their domestic anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) framework and to demonstrate the efficacy of the systems they have […]

Op-Ed / / 07.02.19

Euractiv Op-ed: The Case for Corruption Criteria in EU Global Human Rights Sanctions

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in Euractiv and was written by Sarah Gardiner, former Investigative Analyst at The Sentry, and Rachel Owens, the head of EU Office at Global Witness. In kleptocracies around the world, elites control the majority of state institutions and economic sectors and derive personal profit, often using violence and repression. Their ill-gotten gains […]

News / / 06.19.19

African News Agency: Despite signing of peace agreement South Sudan’s economy continues to deteriorate

The world’s newest country descended into civil war in 2013 following the outbreak of clashes at a national convention. According to an international panel of experts, South Sudan’s economy has continued to worsen despite the signing of a peace agreement in September last year that saw the decline of violence in the country… Click here […]