Press Release / / 08.08.22

RD Congo : La visite d’Antony Blinken met à l’épreuve le soutien des États-Unis à la démocratie et aux droits fondamentaux

RD Congo : La visite d’Antony Blinken met à l’épreuve le soutien des États-Unis à la démocratie et aux droits fondamentaux Il est crucial de mettre l’accent sur les élections, la répression, la corruption et la violence endémique dans l’est du pays (Washington, DC, le 8 août 2022) – Le Secrétaire d’État américain Antony Blinken […]

Press Release / / 08.08.22

DR Congo: Blinken visit tests US support for democracy, rights

DR Congo: Blinken Visit Tests US Support for Democracy, Rights Focus on Elections, Repression, Corruption, Rampant Violence in East (Washington, DC, August 8, 2022) – United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken should publicly promote free and fair elections, respect for human rights, and anti-corruption efforts during his visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo on August […]

Op-Ed / / 07.29.22

Project Syndicate Op-ed: Turning Off Congo’s Looting Machine

This op-ed originally appeared on Project Syndicate and was written by John Prendergast, Co-Founder of  The Sentry. The Democratic Republic of the Congo has been pillaged by foreign governments and corporations for more than 500 years, and this sordid pattern continues to this day. Given this history, is it any wonder that the country suffers from massive corruption, perpetual […]

Press Release / / 07.01.22

La France ouvre une enquête pour crimes contre l’humanité impliquant le géant français des boissons, du vin et du sucre

BREAKING : La France ouvre une enquête pour crimes contre l’humanité impliquant le géant français des boissons, du vin et du sucre À la suite d’un rapport d’enquête publié par l’organisation anti-corruption The Sentry, le bureau du Parquet national antiterroriste ouvre une enquête préliminaire historique en vue d’examiner l’éventuelle implication, en qualité de complices, des […]

Press Release / / 07.01.22

Breaking: France Opens War Crimes Inquiry Focused on Iconic Food and Beverage Conglomerate

BREAKING: France Opens War Crimes Inquiry Focused on Iconic Food and Beverage Conglomerate   Following Investigative Report by The Sentry, France’s Anti-Terrorist Prosecutor’s Office Opens Historic Investigation Examining Potential Complicity of Castel Group Companies and Executives in War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity in Central African Republic The Sentry Report Revealed Castel Group Subsidiary’s Apparent […]

Op-Ed / / 06.25.22

Nikkei Asia Op-ed: Japan needs to update sanctions laws to face future challenges

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in Nikkei Asia and was written by Justyna Gudzowska, Director of Illicit Finance Policy at The Sentry, and Akira Igata, project lecturer at the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Tokyo.     As the leaders of the Group of Seven nations meet in the Bavarian Alps this […]

Op-Ed / / 06.23.22

Article du Wilson Center : Le passé et le présent de l’Amérique s’entrechoquent en République démocratique du Congo

Note: This article originally appeared in the Wilson Center’s Wilson Quarterly in English, and was written by Floribert Anzuluni, Senior DRC Policy Advisor to The Sentry, and Brad Brooks-Rubin, Senior Advisor to The Sentry.   Le passé et le présent de l’Amérique s’entrechoquent en République démocratique du Congo Bien que peu de gens en soient conscients, […]

Press Release / / 06.15.22

Disponible en français : « Trafic d’influence », un rapport de Congo Hold-Up

ALERTE INFO : « CONGO HOLD-UP » Le rapport d’enquête The Sentry, « Trafic d’influence », désormais disponible en français   Washington, le 15 juin 2022  – Congo Hold-up, un ensemble de rapports d’enquête produits par un consortium international de médias et d’organisations à but non lucratif, a fait sensation en novembre 2021 en révélant la plus grande fuite de données confidentielles […]

Op-Ed / / 06.13.22

Just Security Op-ed: South Sudan: The Road to a Living Hell, Paved with Peace Deals

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in Just Security and was written by John Prendergast, Co-Founder of The Sentry, and US Representative James McGovern (D-MA), Chairman of the House Rules Committee and Co-Chairs the bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission. As the international community debates how much and how soon to pressure Ukraine to resume peace talks and consider […]

Op-Ed / / 06.01.22

SDG Action Article: Tackling illicit financial flows

Notes: This article was originally published in SDG Action was written by Justyna Gudzowska, Director of Illicit Finance Policy.   Tackling illicit financial flows Recent attempts to place sanctions on Russia illustrate how easily illicit financial flows are concealed on a massive scale. With trillions diverted from critical development projects each year, jeopardizing many of the […]

Op-Ed / / 05.05.22

Wilson Center Article: America’s Past and Present Collide in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Note: This article was originally published in the Wilson Center’s Wilson Quarterly and was written by Floribert Anzuluni, Senior DRC Policy Advisor to The Sentry, and Brad Brooks-Rubin, Senior Advisor to The Sentry.   America’s Past and Present Collide in the Democratic Republic of Congo DRC resides at the nexus of the great power competition […]

Press Release / / 04.28.22

New Report on Strategic Resource Wars, Private Sector Responsibility

Report by The Sentry: In Worldwide Resource Wars, Responsible Reporting Could Support Constructive Private Sector Engagement   April 28, 2022 (Washington, DC) – A new report published today by The Sentry details a complex and risk-laden environment for companies currently seeking to do business in regions where an international “scramble” for strategically critical natural resources […]

Events and Multimedia / / 04.21.22

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Browse the latest events, webinars, podcasts, and more from around the world featuring The Sentry’s staff and our work countering financial crime and preventing crimes against humanity.

News / / 04.21.22

The Sentry In The News

Browse the latest news stories from around the world featuring the The Sentry and our work countering financial crime and preventing crimes against humanity.

Press Release / / 04.19.22

Secret Sanctions Relief for Allegedly Corrupt Billionaire Demands Scrutiny

Secret Sanctions Relief for Allegedly Corrupt Billionaire Demands Scrutiny April 19, 2022 (Washington, DC) – Three anti-corruption organizations urged the internal watchdogs for the US Treasury and State Departments to investigate the US government’s inappropriate decision just before the change of US administrations to effectively lift the sanctions on billionaire businessman Dan Gertler. “More than […]

Op-Ed / / 04.08.22

Time Magazine Op-ed: “Putin’s Exploitation of Africa Could Help Him Evade Sanctions”

Note: This op-ed was originally published in TIME Magazine and was authored by The Sentry’s Co-Founders George Clooney and John Prendergast and Director of Illicit Finance Policy Justyna Gudzowska.   Since the invasion of Ukraine, an extraordinary coalition of allies is working together to isolate Russia economically, imposing sanctions and cutting off access to the global […]

Press Release / / 04.04.22

TOMORROW – ICC War Crimes Trial of Ali Kushayb: “Horrific Crimes”

ICC War Crimes Trial of Ali Kushayb Opens Tomorrow: “Horrific Crimes”   April 4, 2022 (Washington, DC) – The trial of Abd-Al-Rahman, known as “Ali Kushayb”, opens tomorrow, April 5th, at the International Criminal Court (ICC). Kushayb is accused of 31 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Darfur. Experts at The […]

Op-Ed / / 03.24.22

Le Monde Op-ed: Guerre en Ukraine : « L’OTAN devrait appliquer des sanctions ciblées contre les kleptocraties africaines alliées du Kremlin »

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in Le Monde and was written by Nathalia Dukhan, Senior Investigator at The Sentry.   Guerre en Ukraine : « L’OTAN devrait appliquer des sanctions ciblées contre les kleptocraties africaines alliées du Kremlin » Certains « Etats criminels » du continent sont utilisés par Moscou comme « réservoirs de ressources […]

Press Release / / 03.23.22

Report: Zimbabwe’s Tagwirei and His Companies Received Millions in Possibly Unlawful Payments Under Command Agriculture

New investigative report by The Sentry: Zimbabwe Presidential Advisor, Tycoon Tagwirei Received Millions in Possibly Unlawful Payments From Central Bank   March 23, 2022 (Washington, DC) – Zimbabwe’s central bank paid an estimated $93 million in possibly unlawful payments to the companies of presidential advisor and high-profile tycoon Kudakwashe Tagwirei as part of a major […]

Press Release / / 03.17.22

BREAKING: US Sanctions Goetz for Illicit Gold Trade – Experts: “Shockwaves”

BREAKING: US Treasury Sanctions Alain Goetz, Refinery and Network for Illicit Gold Trade March 17, 2022 (Washington, DC) — Today, the US Department of the Treasury announced sanctions on Alain Goetz, the African Gold Refinery in Uganda, and a business network for involvement in the illicit movement of hundreds of millions of dollars in gold from the […]