Press Release / / 02.22.21

4 مليار دولار أمريكي قيمة ذهب الصراع من وسط وشرق أفريقيا تصل إلى أسواق الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية والأسواق الدولية

4 مليار دولار أمريكي قيمة ذهب الصراع من وسط وشرق أفريقيا تصل إلى أسواق الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية والأسواق الدولية   · أسعار الذهب المرتفعة تعزز التجارة الغير شرعية، مما يدعم أرباح الجماعات المسلحة وشبكات الأعمال الإجرامية · المخاطر مرتبطة بفظائع في قطاعات التقنية والبنوك والمجوهرات والسيارات · يمثل قطاع التعدين الماهر الخالي من الصراعات فرصًا جديدة للشركات لتعهيد […]

Press Release / / 02.22.21

Les marchés internationaux voient 4 milliards de dollars d’or des zones de conflit en Afrique centrale et de l’Est

Les marchés internationaux voient 4 milliards de dollars d’or des zones de conflit en Afrique centrale et de l’Est L’explosion du prix de l’or encourage le trafic illicite et génère des profits pour des groupes armés et des réseaux criminels Les secteurs de la technologie, de la bijouterie, de l’automobile et des finances risquent d’être […]

Press Release / / 02.22.21

Report: $4B in Conflict Gold Hits US, International Markets

$4 Billion in Conflict Gold From Central and East Africa Hits US, International Markets Meteoric Gold Price Boosts Illicit Trade, Fueling Profits for Armed Groups and Criminal Networks Risks Linked to Atrocities Flagged for Tech, Banking, Jewelry, Auto Sectors Nascent Conflict-Free Artisanal Mining Sector Presents New Opportunities for Companies to Source Responsibly From East and […]

Press Release / / 02.18.21

Banks Warned on Dan Gertler License

Open Letter: The Sentry Joins Civil Society Groups Warning Banks on Dan Gertler License   February 18, 2021 (Washington, DC) – Today, The Sentry joined eight international civil society organizations in an open letter warning banks and financial institutions not to unblock or allow further activities by sanctioned mining tycoon Dan Gertler and his networks, despite a […]

Op-Ed / / 02.13.21

Changing the Calculus to Support Peace in South Sudan

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in Just Security and was written by Brian Adeba, Deputy Director of Policy at The Sentry. For more than two years, South Sudan’s leaders have engaged in stalling tactics that have stymied the implementation of the peace deal signed in September 2018. President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar, by signing […]

News / / 02.05.21

The Jersulam Post: US leaning towards reinstating sanctions on Israeli mining magnate Gertler

US President Joe Biden’s administration is expected to snap back sanctions against Israeli mining magnate Dan Gertler after they were eased by former President Donald Trump, Bloomberg reported on Friday. Gertler was allegedly involved in corrupt mining deals in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The sanctions against him were practically lifted until January 31 of 2022 by then-US Treasury Secretary […]

News / / 02.04.21

Daily Maverick: US Senators and Congresspeople ask Biden administration to reimpose sanctions on controversial billionaire Dan Gertler

Three Democratic US Senators have urged the new US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to reimpose sanctions on the controversial Israeli businessman Dan Gertler, who has made a fortune through what the US government has described as “opaque and corrupt mining and oil deals” in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). On Wednesday, Representatives Gregory […]

News / / 02.04.21

Africa Intelligence: La martingale politique de l’homme d’affaires Roger Abotome

Mis en cause pour ses liens d’affaires avec l’ex-patron de la commission électorale, l’homme d’affaires Roger Abotome Bekabysia a fait du compagnonnage avec le mouvement de l’ex-président Joseph Kabila un véritable business model… Click here to read the full article. 

News / / 02.04.21

Africa Intelligence: Businessman Roger Abotome’s winning political formula

Recently hit by revelations about his business ties with the ex-head of the electoral commission, the businessman Roger Abotome Bekabysia has turned his association with ex-president Joseph Kabila’s political movement into a veritable business model… Click here to read the full article. 

News / / 02.03.21

The East African: S. Sudan questions Transparency International graft report

South Sudan’s government has questioned Transparency International’s 2020 report that ranked it the second most corruption country in the world and most corrupt in east Africa. Speaking to The EastAfrican on Tuesday, government spokesman Michael Makuei accused international organisations, including Transparency International, of being corrupt… Click here to read the full article. 

News / / 02.03.21

Politico.cd: États-Unis : trois sénateurs démocrates appellent l’administration Biden à révoquer « immédiatement » la licence de Dan Gertler

Trois Sénateurs américains ainsi que plusieurs organisations nationales et internationales de la société civile ont chacun adressé une lettre à la Secrétaire au Trésor américain sur la licence accordée à Dan Gertler ainsi qu’à ses entreprises d’utiliser les devises américaines alors que ce dernier avait été frappé d’interdit en vertu de la loi Magnitsky sur […]

Press Release / / 02.02.21

Letter: 30 Congolese and International Groups Urge US to Revoke Dan Gertler License

30 Congolese and International Human Rights Groups Urge US Treasury to Revoke Gertler License   February 2, 2021 (Worldwide) – The Sentry today joined 14 Congolese and 15 international human rights, anti-corruption, and humanitarian NGOs urging US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to immediately reverse a last-minute secret action by […]

News / / 02.01.21

The East African: South Sudan ranked the most corrupt EA country, again

South Sudan has once again been ranked the most corrupt country in the East African region. A 2020 report by Transparency International ranked the country the second most corrupt across the globe, followed by Somalia. Syria took the lead. The Corruption Perception Index (CPI), ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public […]

News / / 02.01.21

Libération: Centrafrique : entre les Casques bleus et les mercenaires russes, un flirt à haut risque

Les «instructeurs» russes appelés à la rescousse par le gouvernement centrafricain sont en réalité des combattants appartenant à une société privée. D’après les informations recueilles par «Libération», la Mission de la paix des Nations unies collabore avec ces paramilitaires au mépris des conventions internationales et de son obligation de neutralité… Click here to read the full […]

News / / 01.30.21

Economist: “A tale of two billionaires Beny Steinmetz gets jail, Dan Gertler a reprieve”

In december 2017 Donald Trump’s administration imposed financial sanctions on Dan Gertler. That came as a shock to the government of Joseph Kabila, who was then the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mr Gertler, who was named alongside several allegedly crooked politicians and businessmen, was one of Mr Kabila’s closest friends. He was also […]

News / / 01.29.21

Africa Calling Podcast: Ep15: Darfur interethnic violence, Nigeria security shakeup and Gambia groundnuts

The Sentry’s Senior Advisor Dr. Suliman Baldo joined the Africa Calling Podcast for a discussion on Darfur. The episode features RFI Hausa editor Bashir Ibrahim Idris, Monrovia correspondent Darlington Porkpa, sounds produced by RFI service Afrique correspondent Charlotte Cosset, Sudan expert Suliman Baldo, Choguel Maiga from Mali’s M5-RFP, an opposition and civil society umbrella group, and Gambian correspondent Sally Jeng. Click here to listen to the […]

News / / 01.29.21

NK News: Statues in Africa traced back to North Korean artists making money for regime

Sprinkled throughout a traffic circle in a mining city along the southern tip of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, several North Korean statues depicting laborers stand guarded behind a black iron fence… Click here to read the full article. 

News / / 01.28.21

La Nouvelle Tribune: RDC : le cadeau de Trump au milliardaire Dan Gertler

La décision prise par l’administration Trump en faveur du richissime homme d’affaires israélien Dan Gertler n’est pas du goût de certaines organisations non gouvernementales. En effet, avant son départ de la Maison-Blanche, l’équipe de l’ancien président américain a accordé une licence à l’homme d’affaires juif. Cette licence permet à ce dernier de contourner pour la durée d’une […]

News / / 01.28.21

RFI: Bashir’s militarisation of tribes behind recent violence in Sudan’s Darfur

The number of those displaced by clashes in Darfur, Sudan hit 123,000 people this week, according to the UN, worrying human rights experts, analysts and commentators about an outbreak of ethnic violence as the combined United Nations/African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur continues its withdrawal.  Two separate attacks on 16-17 January and 18 January claimed […]

News / / 01.27.21

OCCRP: Trump Quietly Eased Sanctions on Israeli Mining Tycoon Dan Gertler

During its last week in office, the Trump administration effectively suspended sanctions imposed against controversial Israeli mining tycoon Dan Gertler, who allegedly made a fortune from corrupt deals in Congo, according to the anti-corruption group The Sentry, citing leaked documents. Just five days before a new president was inaugurated, the Director of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office […]