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. […]

News / / 05.31.17

MoneyLaundering.com: South Sudanese Military Leader Accused of Corruption and Money Laundering

A top commander in South Sudan’s People’s Liberation Army managed to embezzle and launder millions from the world’s youngest state with the help of a U.S. dollar-denominated account, a global advocacy group claimed in a report Wednesday. Using his influence to steer commerce towards private companies under his control, Lieutenant General Malek Reuben Riak allegedly […]

News / / 05.31.17

Romsdals Budstikke: Rapport: Sørsudansk general har tjent en formue under krigen

Samtidig som befolkningen står overfor den verste hungerkatastrofen i nyere historie, skapte visesjefen for forsvarsstaben Malek Reuben Riak seg en formue, hevder organisasjonen i en fersk rapport. En av The Sentrys grunnleggere er John Prendergast, en internasjonalt anerkjent Sudan-ekspert. I rapporten «Making a Fortune While Making a Famine» hevder organisasjonen at Reuben har sendt millioner […]

News / / 05.31.17

Voice of America: South Sudan General Accused of Using Position to Gain Millions

top South Sudan army official has used his position to accumulate millions of dollars through his personal business, while helping to orchestrate a conflict that has resulted in famine, according to a new report by a Washington-based human rights group. Lt. Gen. Malek Reuben Riak, the SPLA’s deputy chief of defense force for operations, accumulated […]

Press Release / South Sudan / 05.31.17

BREAKING REPORT: South Sudan General Stores Fortune in International Banks, as Half the Nation Starves

The Sentry’s new investigative report spotlights documents indicating top army general has amassed a fortune through questionable deals in energy, construction and explosives; U.N. says same general is partly behind violence in Unity state that led to famine May 31, 2017 — A new investigative report released today by The Sentry, “Making a Fortune While Making a Famine,” reveals […]

Op-Ed / / 05.25.17

Wall Street Journal Op-ed: Let the Private Sector Help Tackle the Migration Crisis

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal and was written by The Sentry’s co-founder George Clooney. As the most powerful leaders in the world gather in Sicily this week for the annual Group of Seven Summit, they will address today’s most pressing challenges. The list is daunting—terrorism, famine, geopolitical instability and uncontrolled immigration, to name a […]

News / / 05.10.17

Huffington Post: Why South Sudan’s Leaders Are Fueling The Implosion Of Their Own Country

… A scathing report from Washington-based rights group The Sentry following a two-year investigation offers insight as to why the imploding nation is resisting outside help and seemingly exacerbating its own crisis. It concludes that top government officials have orchestrated, perpetuated and exploited the chaos in South Sudan to accumulate vast fortunes by looting billions of dollars from […]

Press Release / / 04.26.17

House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee hearing today: The Sentry’s Brad Brooks-Rubin Testifies in Congress on Sudan Sanctions

Washington, D.C. (April 26, 2016) –  Today, The Sentry and Enough Project’s Brad Brooks-Rubin testified before the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations’ hearing on “The Questionable Case for Easing Sudan Sanctions.” In his testimony, Brooks-Rubin called on Congress to adopt legislation that ties a new […]

Press Release / / 04.24.17

House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Hearing This Wednesday: The Sentry’s Brad Brooks-Rubin to Testify in Congress on Sudan Sanctions

Washington, D.C. (April 24, 2017) – Brad Brooks-Rubin, Policy Director at The Sentry and Policy Advisor at the Enough Project, will testify this Wednesday, April 26, alongside a distinguished panel of activists before the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations’ hearing on “The Questionable Case for Easing Sudan Sanctions.” For […]

Op-Ed / / 03.22.17

Daily Beast: Corrupt Leaders Thrust South Sudan Into Famine and Abject Ruin

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in the Daily Beast and was written by The Sentry co-founder John Prendergast. A legacy of corruption and violence has finally caught up to South Sudan, the world’s newest country, as the United Nations has declared a full-blown famine, a rare designation not made for any part of the world since 2011. Multiple UN […]

News / / 03.16.17

Reuters: Actor George Clooney blames South Sudan famine on nation’s elite

Famine in South Sudan could be brought to an end if world leaders would step in and keep local politicians from fighting over and wasting funds that could help feed the starving nation, actor George Clooney said in a newspaper opinion piece on Thursday. Describing the famine as “government-made,” Clooney said South Sudan’s political elite […]

Op-Ed / / 03.09.17

Washington Post: South Sudan’s Government-made Famine

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in the Washington Post and was written by The Sentry co-founders George Clooney and John Prendergast. Official, U.N.-declared famines are a rare phenomenon. The last one worldwide was six years ago, in Somalia. Famines are declared officially when people have already begun to starve to death. It is the diplomatic equivalent of […]

News / / 03.04.17

NY Times: War Consumes South Sudan, a Young Nation Cracking Apart

….But look around most of South Sudan and you won’t see any of that. The reason? The oil revenue was stolen. Top officials have been accused of amassing fortunes, and they and their families were often spotted in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya next door, driving the snazziest cars — $100,000 Land Rovers and gleaming […]

Op-Ed / / 02.20.17

Guardian: British banks are go-betweens in global conflict. This can be stopped

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in the Guardian and was written by The Sentry co-founders George Clooney and John Prendergast. Almost a year ago, the UK government convened a global summit to commit to fighting corruption. The final communiqué from the governments involved summed up their historic intentions: “We want to send a clear signal to the […]

Op-Ed / / 12.24.16

Daily Beast: South Sudan Is on the Cusp of Genocide—It Can Be Stopped, If We Care

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in the Daily Beast and was written by The Sentry co-founder John Prendergast. It is a symbol of how broken the international response system is to genocide and mass atrocities that after nearly three years of fratricidal war, and more recently of flashing neon warnings by normally circumspect United Nations officials […]

Op-Ed / / 11.21.16

The Economist Op-ed: Stop the Cash, Stop the Conflict

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in the Economist and was written by The Sentry co-founders George Clooney and John Prendergast. The world’s newest country, South Sudan, could have been holding its first free elections in 2017. Instead, it faces another year of strife. In the latest phase of the cyclical conflict that has plagued its people […]

News / / 10.24.16

Cocktail Banter: War Crimes Shouldn’t Pay

The Sentry’s J.R. Mailey speaks with the Cocktail Banter’s Jana Gates Chapman about the “War Crimes Shouldn’t Pay” report. Click here to listen to the episode.