News / / 03.18.19

Aftonbaldet: Wallström i möte med världsstjärnan

Världsstjärnan, skådespelaren och filantropen George Clooney och hans hustru, människorättsadvokaten Amal Clooney, är på tillfälligt besök i Sverige. Enligt Aftonbladets tidigare uppgifter ska paret delta i Postkodlotteriets förmånstagarmiddag i kväll. Men under makarnas blixtvisit i Stockholm har de också passat på att träffa den svenska utrikesministern Margot Wallström, skriver hon i en kommentar på Twitter som Aftonbladet tagit del av. […]

Op-Ed / / 03.11.19

Lawfare Op-ed: Congress Should Staff Up the Office of Foreign Assets Control

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in Lawfare and was written by Joshua White, Director of Policy at the Enough Project and The Sentry. Those familiar with the hard work done by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) are likely to agree that this small agency with a big responsibility for implementing U.S. sanctions deserves […]

News / / 03.01.19

Arshaq Al-Awsat: US Organization Criticizes Washington’s Spurring Investment in Sudan

The Washington-based Enough Project criticized US officials holding meetings with Sudanese officials in Addis Ababa and Khartoum this month to discuss investment in Sudan. The Chargé d’affaires of the US Embassy in Sudan hosted a meeting with Sudanese officials in the attendance of representative from Baker Hughes, an oil field services company majority owned by […]

News / / 02.13.19

North Africa Post: South Sudan to produce 350,000 bpd by 2020

South Sudan is planning to increase oil production to 270,000 bpd by the end of 2019, the country’s Minister of Petroleum and Mining, Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth said. Speaking on the sidelines of a conference in India last weekend, the minister said South Sudan is working to return to its pre-war production levels of 350,000 bpd […]

News / / 02.01.19

WorldECR: Interview: Brad Brooks-Rubin of the Enough Project and The Sentry

Brad Brooks-Rubin says that he sometimes feels ‘like a one-man multi-stakeholder initiative’, reflecting a career that has seen him bring his legal skills to bear in government (at both the departments of State and the Treasury), in an industry association (the Gemologicial Institute of America), in private legal practice (at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & Macrae […]

News / / 01.30.19

FBI Retired Case File Review: Debra LaPrevotte – Kleptocracy, International Corruption, and Recovering Human Remains

Retired agent Debra LaPrevotte reviews the initiation of the FBI’s Kleptocracy program, seizing more than $1 billion. Click here to listen to the podcast.

News / / 01.25.19

Le Monde: A Kharthoum, la Centrafrique se cherche un chemin vers la paix

Vingt-quatre heures… A Bangui, les Centrafricains rappellent volontiers que le dernier accord de paix signé en juin 2017, sous les auspices de la communauté catholique Sant’Egidio, par les groupes armés rebelles et le pouvoir central, avait tenu vingt-quatre heures. Avant lui, six autres textes du même genre conclus depuis 2013 avaient également volé en éclats plus […]

Op-Ed / / 01.24.19

George Clooney and John Prendergast in the Guardian: In Support of Sudan’s Protesters

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in the Guardian and was written by The Sentry’s co-founders, George Clooney and John Prendergast. “Where are George Clooney and co now that Sudan needs them?” asked an Opinion article in the Guardian this week. The oped assumed that a lack of public statements by us and others with a long association with […]

News / / 01.10.19

Voice of America: Western Powers Voice Skepticism, Concern Over DRC Election Results

Western skepticism is growing over the Democratic Republic of Congo’s announced presidential election results, with France bluntly calling them inconsistent with other findings, and former colonial power Belgium planning to raise the matter at the United Nations Security Council on Friday. France was quick to react to the surprise win of opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi […]

Op-Ed / / 12.28.18

TIME Op-ed: Our World Runs on Resources Looted From Congo. That’s Why Democratic Elections Alone Can’t Solve the Country’s Problems

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in TIME and was written by John Prendergast, Founding Director of the Enough Project and Co-founder of The Sentry and Sasha Lezhnev, Deputy Director of Policy at the Enough Project. The Democratic Republic of the Congo will soon hold elections that could dictate whether it falls deeper into instability and conflict or […]

News / / 12.28.18

Liberation: RDC : La fraude, éternelle participante

En république démocratique du Congo, l’élection est une course d’obstacles. Après un report in extremis du scrutin d’une semaine (du 23 au 30 décembre), le sprint final est barré par une triple haie. Première barrière : la date. Sera-t-elle tenue, alors que les autorités repoussent l’échéance depuis deux ans ? Les Congolais en doutent. La Commission électorale nationale indépendante […]

News / / 12.28.18

BBC: DR Congo elections: Why do voters mistrust electronic voting?

The Democratic Republic of Congo is heading to the polls to elect a new president. Current President Joseph Kabila is stepping down after 17 years and, as polling day nears, concerns about the running of the election in this vast country – nearly the size of Western Europe – are growing. Earlier this month, a […]

Press Release / / 12.20.18

Serious Concerns about the Credibility of DR Congo’s Electoral Process

Process marred by repression, major transparency issues, seriously unlevel playing field. Enough Project and The Sentry’s experts are available for comment Washington, DC – As the Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo) heads to presidential, legislative, and local elections now scheduled one week late, on December 30, the Enough Project is raising serious concerns about the […]

News / / 12.17.18

Wall Street Journal: U.S. Targets Corporate Networks Amid Sanctions Push in South Sudan

The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday imposed sanctions on three peoplefor their alleged activity in South Sudan. When imposing the sanctions, the U.S. also targeted the corporate networks of two of them. Focusing on the networks is key to the strength of the sanctions effort, according to The Sentry, a nonprofit investigative organization that tracks corruption […]

News / / 12.17.18

The Age: African general pinged by George Clooney loses case against police

A bid by the family of a South Sudanese general to lift a police-imposed freezing order on their $1.5 million Melbourne home has been rejected by the County Court. Australian Federal Police allege General James Hoth Mai was involved in money laundering to pay for a luxury home in Narre Warren and European cars for […]

News / / 12.15.18

Haaretz: U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Retired Israeli General Over Role in South Sudan’s Civil War

The United States says it has sanctioned three people over their roles in South Sudan’s civil war, including a retired Israeli major general, Israel Ziv. In a statement Friday, the U.S. Treasury said Ziv and South Sudanese businessman Obac William Olawo led entities whose efforts extended the conflict, while South Sudanese official Gregory Vasili took part in […]

News / / 12.15.18

Economist: South Sudan’s neighbours help launder the loot from its civil war

“I am not a rich man,” pleaded Paul Malong, the ex-chief of South Sudan’s army, in an interview on Kenyan television. Shaking his head, he denied having plundered state coffers or being responsible for war crimes committed by his troops. “I am just a family man,” he explained. Really? The un Security Council says he is implicated in […]

News / / 12.14.18

Associated Press: US sanctions 3 over activities in South Sudan’s civil war

The United States said Friday it has sanctioned three people over their roles in South Sudan’s five-year civil war, saying it will continue to target those who “profit off the misery and suffering of the South Sudanese people.” A Treasury statement named the three as retired Israeli military official Israel Ziv and South Sudanese businessman […]

Press Release / / 12.14.18

U.S. Treasury Sanctions Entities for Their Role in South Sudan’s Devastating Conflict

Washington, DC –  The Sentry welcomes the announcement today by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) that it has sanctioned three individuals, Gregory Vasili, Israel Ziv, and Obac William Olawo, for their roles in South Sudan’s conflict.  Six entities owned or controlled by two of the aforementioned individuals were […]

News / / 11.21.18

AFP: S Sudan woos investors as peace deal revives oil industry

South Sudan said on Wednesday that the country’s latest peace deal had helped revive its war-battered oil sector, with an increase of 20 000 barrels per day in the past two months. The country’s warring parties in September signed a new peace deal to end five years of civil war that has killed an estimated […]