Op-Ed / / 10.06.19

Daily Maverick Op-ed: Investing in South Sudan Oil Could Add Fuel to the Flames

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in Daily Maverick and was written by Brian Adeba, Deputy Director of Policy at the Enough Project, and Megha Swamy, Deputy Director of Policy and Analysis at The Sentry. Any investment in South Sudan’s oil sector, without adequate transparency and accountability measures in place, will only feed and further entrench existing corrupt structures. A major […]

Op-Ed / / 10.03.19

George Clooney and John Prendergast in USA Today: Violence is the Business Model in South Sudan

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in USA Today and was written by The Sentry’s co-founders, George Clooney and John Prendergast. Anecdotes abound of corrupt, war-torn African dictatorships. South Sudan, the world’s newest nation, is usually Exhibit A in those tales. But in the shadows of this narrative is another part of the story, usually untold. It is the […]

News / / 10.02.19

Wall Street Journal: Top U.S. Sanctions Chief to Leave Trump Administration for Private Sector

The Trump administration’s sanctions chief, responsible for wielding U.S. financial firepower as the White House’s primary foreign-policy tool, is leaving for the private sector, Treasury Department officials said. Sigal Mandelker, Treasury’s undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, signaled over the summer her desire to step down, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told the Wall Street Journal… […]

News / / 10.02.19

JCK: Customs Cracking Down on Imports of Congo Gold, Marange Diamonds

On Sept. 30, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) warned that it will prevent the importation of gold from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and diamonds from Marange, Zimbabwe, that are believed to have been produced with forced labor. The move gives CBP the ability to detain Congo gold and Marange diamonds by issuing Withhold Release Orders. […]

News / / 10.01.19

BBC World Service: BBC Newsday interview with Sasha Lezhnev

Click here to listen to the BBC interview with Sasha Lezhnev. (Interview starts at 41:34)

News / / 09.28.19

Sudan Tribune: US reviewing The Sentry’s report on corruption in S. Sudan

The United States is reviewing The Sentry’s recent report on corruption in South Sudan, the State Department said on Sunday. “We welcome The Sentry’s efforts to bring light to corrupt practices in South Sudan. The relationship between corruption and conflict in South Sudan is of long-standing concern to the U.S. government, and we are troubled […]

News / / 09.28.19

U.S. Department of State: The Sentry Report on Corruption in South Sudan

The Department of State is reviewing the newly released report by The Sentry entitled, “The Taking of South Sudan.” We welcome The Sentry’s efforts to bring light to corrupt practices in South Sudan. The relationship between corruption and conflict in South Sudan is of long-standing concern to the U.S. government, and we are troubled by […]

News / / 09.25.19

ACAMSmoneylaundering.com: Poor Due Diligence Facilitated South Sudanese Graft and Laundering Scheme: Sources

A Macedonian bank released $48 million in frozen funds after Uganda’s chief prosecutor gave assurances that the payments in question were above board. But documents recently obtained by the Sentry, a branch of a nonprofit group that investigates corruption in East Africa, appear to show that the funds were embezzled from South Sudan’s public coffers […]

News / / 09.24.19

Eye Radio: Moi’s son denies looting S Sudan riches

The son of former Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi has denied profiting from the South Sudan civil war. According to a corruption report conducted by The Sentry, Gideon Moi is one of the profiteers who have looted billions of dollars from South Sudan. Gideon Moi is a Kenyan politician who has served in the Senate […]

Op-Ed / / 09.24.19

John Prendergast in African Arguments: From Sledgehammer to Scalpel: How Foreign Powers Can Support Sudan

للقراءة باللغة العربية إضغط هنا   Note: This op-ed originally appeared in African Arguments and was written by John Prendergast, Co-Founder of The Sentry. During this small window of opportunity for real transformation, the US and others must support the new government and help tackle spoilers. The remarkable recent events in Sudan culminating in the formation of a […]

News / / 09.23.19

CNN New Day: George Clooney’s call for action in South Sudan

Actor George Clooney and activist John Prendergast, co-founders of The Sentry Foundation, are calling for action against multi-national companies and brokers who are profiting off the violence and instability in South Sudan. CNN’s Nima Elbagir spoke with them about their campaign to stop what they call the “looting” of the central African nation. Click here to […]

News / / 09.23.19

CNN: George Clooney’s warning on South Sudan

Actor George Clooney has called for action against multinationals, western tycoons and brokers who have profited from South Sudan’s violent instability, warning policy makers that “if you don’t care” what happens in South Sudan its problems “will end up on your doorstep.” “Global warming is making the desert larger, violence is moving people off the land — […]

News / / 09.23.19

The East African: Web of deceit keeping South Sudan war alive

An array of international profiteers from the US, the UK, Asia, and Africa have been taking advantage of the war in South Sudan to amass wealth at the expense of the suffering masses. These profiteers are not only cutting multimillion-dollar deals with top South Sudan government officials and their families, but have engineered massacres and […]

News / / 09.23.19

Spiegel: Report über Bürgerkriegsprofiteure Krieg im Südsudan – ein Bombengeschäft

Der Südsudan war keine zwei Jahre alt, als 2011 der Krieg begann. Und General Gregory Vassilli Dmitry – kein Russe, sondern Südsudanese und Schwager von Staatschef Salva Kiir – wusste gleich, wo ein Hauptschauplatz der Kämpfe sein würde: “In Paloich werden wir beerdigt. Von hier gehen wir nicht weg”, sagte er Bloomberg News im Dezember 2013. Auch […]

News / / 09.22.19

Kenya’s Daily Nation: Report accuses Gideon Moi of making money off war-ravaged S. Sudan

Baringo Senator Gideon Moi is among a group of powerful international businessmen and multinational companies who are profiting from the ongoing conflict in South Sudan, claims a new report. The report titled “The Taking of South Sudan” was prepared by the Sentry, a non-profit investigative team founded by American actor George Clooney to monitor conflicts […]

News / / 09.21.19

Globalist: Dateline South Sudan: Grand Corruption’s Partners

South Sudan, a desperately poor country, pops up in global headlines only very intermittently. This was the case in the run-up to independence in 2011 and then in the civil war that has gripped the country since 2013. But don’t make the mistake to believe that such a desperately poor country cannot be the terrain […]

News / / 09.20.19

BBC Newsday: George Clooney tells Newsday about those profiting from conflict in South Sudan

The corrupt financial transactions between some government officials and foreign companies should be targeted as the most effective way to curb the violence in South Sudan. This is the conclusion of research by The Sentry, an advocacy and investigation organisation based in the United States, which names individuals and businesses – including foreign state-owned oil […]

News / / 09.20.19

BBC TV: Interview with George Clooney and John Prendergast

George Clooney and John Prendergast, Co-Founders of The Sentry, speak with James Copnall and BBC World News on The Sentry’s investigative report, “The Taking of South Sudan.” September 19, 2019. Click here to watch the video.

News / / 09.20.19

Voice of America: Watchdog Report Claims Profiteers Have Looted Billions From South Sudan

A large array of international players, including corporate giants in the United States and China, have profited from South Sudan’s long civil war, according to a report by a Washington-based watchdog group. The Sentry, which reports on links between corruption and mass atrocities in Africa, charged in its report released Thursday  in London that several […]

News / / 09.19.19

ITV: George Clooney’s investigative group Sentry warns of South Sudan’s ‘corrupt’ government

George Clooney’s monitoring group has warned the world to act now over alleged links between global corporations and foreign governments about corruption in South Sudan. The Hollywood film star co-founded The Sentry with US official John Prendergast – which has now blamed multi-national companies, greedy for oil, for funding fighting in South Sudan and profiting from […]