News / / 10.27.20

Radio Ndeke Luka – October 27, 2020

  Click play to listen to the radio broadcast covering The Sentry’s briefing “State of Prey: Proxies, Predators, and Profiteers in the Central African Republic.”

Press Release / / 10.26.20

Response to French and Russian Government Statements on Central African Republic “State of Prey” Report

Statement by The Sentry – October 26, 2020 Response to French and Russian Government Statements on Central African Republic “State of Prey” Report On Monday, October 19, 2020, The Sentry published a new report “State of Prey,” detailing an array of crises in the Central African Republic (CAR) linked to transnational organized criminal activity and terror financing, […]

News / / 10.23.20

The New Humanitarian: A Libyan deal, an Ivoirien election, and a UN ‘separation’ in Uganda: The Cheat Sheet

Foreign meddling in CAR polls French and Russian military networks are backing rival rebel groups to influence upcoming elections in Central African Republic. That’s according to a new report by The Sentry, a Washington-based NGO co-founded by Hollywood actor George Clooney. France used to call the shots in CAR, its former colony, but President Faustin-Archange Touadéra has allied […]

News / / 10.22.20

US Embassy in Georgia: China’s development projects export environmental devastation

The People’s Republic of China’s state-owned companies are destroying the environment in countries around the world, one corrupt infrastructure project at a time. The PRC is the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases and mercury pollution and the leading consumer of illegal wildlife and timber products. And the PRC’s state-owned companies are exporting the Chinese […]

News / / 10.22.20

Deutsche Welle: US sanctions on Africa need an overhaul

President Donald Trump has said the United States will begin removing Sudan from a list of state sponsors of terrorism  once the African nation follows through on its pledge to pay $335 million (€283 million) to American terror victims and their families. Sudan’s central bank said the funds had been deposited into a special account on Tuesday for […]

News / / 10.22.20

AFP: France rejects Clooney NGO’s ‘unfounded’ claim on CAR role

France on Wednesday rejected “completely unfounded” accusations by The Sentry, an NGO co-founded by Hollywood star George Clooney, that French networks are working to influence elections in the war-torn Central African Republic. “The accusations against France in this report are completely unfounded,” the Foreign Ministry said. Presidential and parliamentary elections in the country — one […]

News / / 10.22.20

Nigrizia: Centrafrica, uno stato fallito ostaggio dei contractor

In Repubblica Centrafricana ci sono milioni di civili che rischiano di morire di fame a causa delle violenze e degli scontri armati. A lanciare l’appello è stato, nei giorni scorsi, il rappresentante speciale del segretario generale delle Nazioni Unite, Ndiaye Mankeur, attraverso un rapporto sottoposto al Consiglio di sicurezza Onu. Stando al suo report almeno […]

News / / 10.22.20

Atlantic Council Issue Brief: Central African Republic: Ground zero for Russian influence in Central Africa

This issue brief was written by Nathalia Dukhan, Senior Investigator at The Sentry, and published by the Atlantic Council.   For years, France and the United States maintained a strong presence in the Central African Republic (CAR)—until the end of military operations in 2016 and a withdrawal of forces in 2017. This disengagement turned out […]

News / / 10.21.20

Marianne : Quand la Russie lorgne les vieux “près carrés” de la France

La livraison de blindés russes à l’armée centrafricaine la semaine dernière établit un peu plus la présence de Moscou dans le pays mais aussi sur le continent. L’ex “grand frère” du temps de l’URSS, tente un retour, au risque de grappiller certains intérêts français. Jeudi 15 octobre, dans un concert de klaxon remplissant les rues […]

News / / 10.21.20

Le Figaro / AFP : Centrafrique : Paris juge «totalement infondées» les accusations de l’ONG de George Clooney

La France juge «totalement infondées» les accusations lancées par l’ONG américaine anticorruption The Sentry, co-fondée par George Clooney, selon qui Paris et Moscou, tentent d’influencer les prochaines élections présidentielles en Centrafrique. «Les accusations visant la France dans ce rapport sont totalement infondées», a affirmé mercredi 21 octobre le ministère des Affaires étrangères. «La coopération de […]

News / / 10.20.20

Deutsche Welle: Les sanctions américaines ont peu d’effets en Afrique

Les responsables politiques au Soudan peuvent se féliciter : leur pays va quitter la liste de sanctions des Etats-Unis. Washington a placé le Soudan sur cette liste parce que Khartoum était accusé de financer le terrorisme. Mais il n’y a pas que le Soudan sur cette liste. De nombreux autres Etats africains sont sous sanctions américaines. […]

News / / 10.20.20

AFP : « Guerre par procuration » franco-russe en Centrafrique, selon l’ONG de Clooney

« Des réseaux français et russes » tentent d’influencer les prochaines élections présidentielles et législatives en Centrafrique et s’y livrent une « guerre par procuration » en instrumentalisant des groupes armés dans un pays déjà accablé par sept années de guerre civile, affirme l’ONG américaine anticorruption The Sentry, co-fondée par George Clooney… Click here to read the full article. 

News / / 10.20.20

The East African: Trump ready to delist Sudan as state sponsor of terror

The US government on Monday indicated it will lift sanctions imposed on Sudan as a state sponsor of terrorism soon, once Khartoum pays up the $335 million it agreed to settle with victims’ families. US President Donald Trump said he was waiting for Khartoum to meet up its part of the bargain to be freed […]

News / / 10.20.20

AFP: Trump prêt à retirer le Soudan de la liste des États soutenant le terrorisme

“Merci beaucoup président Trump!”, a aussitôt répondu sur Twitter le Premier ministre soudanais Abdallah Hamdok. “Nous sommes sur le point de nous débarrasser de l’héritage le plus lourd du régime défunt”, a dit celui qui dirige un gouvernement de transition depuis la chute de l’autocrate Omar el-Béchir en 2019. Le chef de la diplomatie américaine […]

News / / 10.20.20

AFP: In landmark boost, Trump says will delist Sudan as sponsor of terror

President Donald Trump said Monday he was ready to remove Sudan from a US blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism, a landmark boost for the civilian-backed government as it turns the page on the nation’s decades as an international pariah. Trump said that Sudan, which has sought the delisting for years, had agreed to a […]

Press Release / / 10.19.20

Breaking: U.S. to Remove Sudan from State Sponsor of Terrorism List

Breaking: U.S. to Remove Sudan from State Sponsor of Terrorism List Experts at The Sentry Welcome SST Delisting as Important Step, Call for Further Reforms to Address Bashir Regime Legacy of Entrenched Corruption and Illicit Financial Flows October 19, 2020 (Washington, D.C.) – Today, the White House announced via a tweet from President Trump the removal of […]

News / / 10.19.20

ACAMS Moneylaundering.com: The Sentry Publishes Report Covering Onslaught of Organized Crime, Terrorist Financing in CAR

Click here to read this on the ACAMS website. The Sentry Publishes Report Covering Onslaught of Organized Crime, Terrorist Financing in CAR BRIEF The Sentry, a nonprofit organization formed by financial forensic investigators, policy analysts and regional experts on corruption, published a briefing on the rise of transnational organized crime and terrorist financing in the […]

News / / 10.19.20

RegTech Pulse Podcast: Episode #24: Keeping the Bad Actors from the Financial System with The Sentry

For this episode of the RegTech Pulse podcast, The Sentry’s Deputy Director of Illicit Finance Policy Megha Swamy and Senior Investigator John Dell’Osso were interviewed about The Sentry’s investigations into illicit financial activity and how the investigations can help support banking & compliance professionals. Click here to listen to the podcast. 

News / / 10.19.20

Deutsche Welle: US-Sanktionen in Afrika: Keine klare Linie

Seit 1993 steht der Sudan auf der Liste von Staaten, denen die USA vorwerfen, Terrorismus zu finanzieren. Kürzlich blockierte der US-Senat eine Vereinbarung, mit dem der Sudan von der Liste gestrichen worden wäre. Es folgte ein Angebot der US-Regierung: Man könne den Sudan doch entfernen – wenn er im Gegenzug Israel anerkennen würde. Im Präsidentschaftswahlkampf […]

Op-Ed / / 10.19.20

Project Syndicate Op-ed: Justice in a Hijacked State

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in Project Syndicate and was written by John Prendergast, Co-Founder of The Sentry, and Nathalia Dukhan, Senior Investigator at The Sentry. It’s also available to read in French or Portuguese on the Project Syndicate website. The international community has long favored trying to cajole the Central African Republic’s warring parties into doing […]