News / / 09.20.20

STAND Podcast: Democratic Republic of Congo Series Episodes 6 + 7

Have you ever wondered what your phone is made of? What kind of journey it made before reaching your hands? In the last two episodes of our podcast series on the Democratic Republic of Congo, we’ll explore conflict minerals and supply chains. The DRC is a country with a massive abundance of mineral resources. This […]

Op-Ed / / 09.19.20

The East African Op-ed: As Guns Fall Silent in Juba, Leaders Must Pull the Trigger on Dirty Cash

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in The East African and was written by Brian Adeba, Deputy Director of Policy, and Hilary Mossberg, Director of  Illicit Finance Policy. The peace process in South Sudan has kept most of the guns silent between the two main protagonists over the past year, but core governance reforms that could help the […]

News / / 09.18.20

PanAfricanVisions: US imposes sanctions on firm linked to businessman close to South Sudan senior officials

The United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets control (OFAC) has imposed more economic sanctions on Nabah Ltd, a company owned by Sudanese businessman Ashraf Seed Ahmed Al-Cardinal for reportedly depositing and holding funds for South Sudanese officials outside of the world’s youngest nation in an attempt to avoid sanctions. The sanctioned […]

News / / 09.11.20

Voice of America: South Sudan, Sudan Address Economic Crises

South Sudan’s central bank said Friday that it planned to ban the use of foreign currency nationwide to prevent further depreciation of the South Sudanese pound against the U.S. dollar after prices of food and other basic commodities have skyrocketed in recent weeks and months. Juba resident Saida Juan said prices were higher each time she headed to the market. […]

News / / 09.11.20

Relief Web: Joint NGO Statement: The Human Rights Council should support systemic human rights reforms in Sudan

To Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland 9 September 2020 The Human Rights Council should support systemic human rights reforms in Sudan Excellencies, Ahead of the 45th session of the UN Human Rights Council, and at a critical juncture for Sudan, we, the undersigned […]

News / / 09.05.20

Le Soir: Soudan: un an après sa nomination, le gouvernement de transition au pied du mur

Un tumulte de voix métalliques s’élève des allées du souk Libya. Sur la rive ouest du Nil, au cœur d’Oumdurman, une banlieue pauvre de la capitale soudanaise, ce marché, le plus vaste du pays, s’étend sur plus d’un kilomètre. Disposés sur les étals de fruits et de légumes, de viandes et de produits importés, des […]

News / / 09.04.20

NK News: North Korean statues are showing up in Africa – And they could be illegal

Several new North Korean statues are scattered across several African countries despite possible sanctions violations, according to an unpublished U.N. report seen by NK News. Many of these statues have been linked to the overseas arm of North Korea’s sanctioned Mansudae Arts Studio and have been spotted over the last three years. The U.N. Security Council […]

News / / 09.03.20

Nigrizia: Un importante passo verso la pace

Il 31 agosto 2020 potrebbe diventare una data storica per il Sudan. Dopo un anno di estenuanti negoziati è stato finalmente firmato a Juba, capitale del Sud Sudan, l’accordo di pace globale tra il governo di Khartoum e la maggioranza dei movimenti di opposizione armata operanti in diverse regioni del paese. Il documento sottoscritto costituisce […]

News / / 09.03.20

Radio Free Asia: “북, 민주콩고서 제재위반…허술한 감독체계 파고들어”

앵커: 북한이 아프리카 콩고민주공화국(민주콩고)에서 동상 건립 사업을 벌이며 국제사회의 제재를 위반하고 있는 것으로 알려졌습니다. 민주콩고 내 만연한 부패와 허술한 은행 감독 체계도 문제라는 지적입니다. 지예원 기자가 보도합니다. 미국 워싱턴DC 민간연구기관인 애틀란틱카운슬이 3일 아프리카 민주콩고 내 북한의 제재회피 실태를 논의하는 화상회의를 개최했습니다. 아프리카 지역 내 불법활동을 추적하는 미국 비영리 감시단체 센트리(Sentry)의 존 델오소 선임연구원은 이 자리에서, 박화성과 […]

News / / 09.02.20

Le Monde: Soudan : accord de paix avec des groupes rebelles

Il y a plusieurs manières de compter le nombre d’années de conflit auquel la signature, lundi 31 août à Juba, de huit protocoles constituant un accord de paix vite qualifié « d’historique » entre le pouvoir de transition du Soudan et plusieurs groupes rebelles du pays, promet de mettre un terme. Dix-sept ans depuis qu’est apparu, en 2003, un mouvement armé […]

Op-Ed / / 09.01.20

Just Security Op-ed: Shoring up Sanctions Enforcement in Sub-Saharan Africa: A North Korea Case Study

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in Just Security and was written by Megha Swamy, Deputy Director of  Illicit Finance Policy at The Sentry. Two North Koreans abroad walk into a bank, open an account with access to U.S. dollars and euros, and go about conducting business with high-level politicians in their host country. Despite hundreds of sanctions […]

News / / 09.01.20

The East African: Sudan signs peace deal with rebel groups, move hailed as sign of lasting change

Sudan’s transitional government on Monday signed a peace deal with rebel groups, in what donors and activists said signals a permanent end to the decades-old civil war. The Sudanese parties crowned marathon negotiations that lasted more than a year in Juba, South Sudan, which mediated the talks. The agreement contained timelines that if implemented could […]

News / / 08.31.20

Associated Press / New York Times: Sudan, rebel alliance reach deal in ongoing peace efforts

Sudan’s transitional authorities and a rebel alliance signed a peace deal on Monday following months of tortuous negotiations aimed at ending the country’s decades-long civil wars, but other powerful armed groups have thus far declined to join them. The deal was reached between the Sudanese government and the Sudan Revolutionary Front, a coalition of several […]

Press Release / / 08.31.20

Sudan Peace Deal Signed Today by Government and Rebel Groups 

Sudan Peace Deal Signed Today by Government and Rebel Groups  Agreement is “Significant Step for Lasting Peace,” but Experts at The Sentry Warn of “Weaponization” of Religion in Country’s Politics  August 31, 2020 (Washington, D.C.) – Today, Sudan’s Chairman of the Transitional Sovereign Council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and the Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok signed a comprehensive agreement with […]

News / / 08.28.20

AFP: In the Central Africa Republic, Mali’s coup stirs bad memories

In the Central African Republic, a country with a history of coups since independence from France 60 years ago, the ouster of Malian president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has brought back dark memories. In 2013, the Seleka, a rebel coalition drawn largely from the Muslim minority, toppled then-president Francois Bozize, plunging the CAR into a spiral […]

News / / 08.25.20

Podcast “Bribe, Swindle, or Steal”: Laundering Looted Funds through African Real Estate

Hilary Mossberg, Director of Illicit Finance Policy at The Sentry, discusses the relatively new trend of African kleptocrats and war criminals laundering money through real estate in African cities, rather than some of the more traditional choices like London, Miami and New York. Click here to listen to the podcast. 

News / / 08.21.20

The Daily Nation: North Koreans used Congolese bank to launder money – report

A US-based watchdog has released a report accusing the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) of being a money laundering haven for North Koreans. The Sentry, an investigative organisation backed by American actor George Clooney, says the Democratic Republic of Congo was used by North Korea to escape punitive sanctions imposed by the US and the […]

News / / 08.20.20

VOA Afrique: Pourquoi des Nord-Coréens ont-ils fait ériger des statues dans la province du Haut-Lomami?

Des ressortissants nord-coréens ont contourné les sanctions internationales en utilisant des banques en RDC, dénonce l’ONG américaine anti-corruption Sentry. Eddy Isango a joint à Washington, le chercheur principal de «Sentry », John Dell’Osso. Click here to listen to the interview. 

News / / 08.20.20

Politico.cd: La Sentry se félicite de l’appel du groupe bipartite de sénateurs aux secrétaires d’État et au Trésor pour étendre les sanctions ciblées et se concentrer sur les réformes anti-corruption en RD Congo

Le Sentry se félicite de la lettre envoyée par le président de la commission sénatoriale des Relations étrangères, Jim Risch (R-ID), le membre de rang Bob Menendez (D-NJ), et les sénateurs Marco Rubio (R-FL), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Chris Coons (D-DE), David Perdue (R-GA), Benjamin Cardin (D-MD) et Cory Booker (D-NJ) au Secrétaire […]

News / / 08.20.20

Zoom eco: RDC : CNPV encourage la reforme du secteur bancaire pour préserver l’intégrité du système financier

La campagne le « Congo n’est pas à vendre » (CNPAV) vient d’encourager le Gouvernement de la Rd Congo à réformer le secteur bancaire congolais en danger. Objectif : préserver l’intégrité du système financier. Elle réitère son alerte inquiétante à la suite d’une nouvelle publication de The Sentry, laquelle met en cause une banque congolaise qui […]