News / / 01.08.20

Voice of America: VOA Daybreak

On January 8th 2020, The Sentry’s Managing Director Brad Brooks-Rubin was interviewed by Voice of America regarding the sanctioning of Taban Deng Gai, South Sudan’s First Vice President. Click here to listen to the interview (begins at minute 5:18).

Press Release / / 01.08.20

BREAKING: U.S. Sanctions South Sudanese Vice President Taban Deng Gai for Human Rights Abuse

January 8, 2020 (Washington, DC) – Today, the United States Department of Treasury sanctioned South Sudanese First Vice President Taban Deng Gai for “his involvement in serious human rights abuse, including the disappearance and deaths of civilians.” John Prendergast, Co-Founder of The Sentry, said: “Today’s action represents a significant and important ratcheting up of U.S. financial pressure designed to […]

News / / 01.07.20

The East African: Food insecure South Sudan banks on oil money for agriculture

South Sudan is banking on oil monies to revive its stalled agriculture and save its population from perennial dependence on food imports and relief supplies. The new plan, announced last week by President Salva Kiir, seeks to tap into the earnings from oil and reinvest it into agricultural production. It is part of efforts for […]

Op-Ed / / 01.07.20

Sudan Tribune Op-ed: Stop Darfur’s Bleeding

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in Sudan Tribune and was written by Dr. Suliman Baldo, Senior Advisor to the Enough Project. New Year’s Day spelled death and despair for the people of West Darfur. Following the intensification of clashes between elements from Arab and non-Arab Massalit ethnic groups during the two previous days, thousands of inhabitants of […]

News / / 12.26.19

Associated Press: Sudan’s Christians enjoy holiday amid hope for new freedoms

The Sudanese Christian marchers weaved through bustling markets and traffic-clogged streets wearing “I Love Jesus” T-shirts or colorful traditional robes known as thobes. “Glory to God in the highest. And on Earth, peace, goodwill toward men,” a speaker said. Hymns blared and chants of “hallelujah” intermingled with loud, emotion-filled cries of celebration. Passersby and merchants […]

Press Release / / 12.22.19

Breaking: Sudan Investigation into Darfur Crimes Lauded

Enough Project Lauds Investigation by Sudanese Government into Crimes Committed in Darfur by Former Bashir Regime December 22, 2019 (Washington D.C.) — Sudan has opened an investigation into crimes committed in Darfur going back to 2003 by members of the regime of former president Omar al-Bashir, the state prosecutor Tagelsir al-Heber announced today. Dr Suliman […]

News / / 12.22.19

The Independent: ‘It’s our biggest employer’: How a lucrative war in Yemen fuels conflict in Darfur 2,000km away

You can earn more money fighting in Yemen for six months than in a lifetime. This adage rages through the streets of Darfur, Sudan’s conflict-ridden western region, where a ruinous war more than 2,000km away in Yemen has become the country’s “biggest local employer”. Everyone knows someone who has signed up. For nearly five years […]

News / / 12.17.19

The Independent: Genocide, gold and foreign wars: Sudan’s most feared commander speaks out

The messaging was clear as soon as Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo entered the room. Clad in a traditional white jalabiya, or tunic, and headdress, Sudan’s most powerful man known “as Hemedti” looked more like the camel trader he once was, rather than the chief of a paramilitary force accused of raping and killing protesters in Khartoum and committing genocidal violence in Darfur. It was a careful […]

Op-Ed / / 12.16.19

Medium Op-ed: The Verdict Is In: Missing Millions Must Be Found and Returned

Note: This op-ed originally appeared on Medium and was written by Denisse Rudich, Senior Advisor for The Sentry in the UK and financial crime prevention specialist, and Tom Keatinge, Director of RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies. On December 14, 2019, President Omar al-Bashir was found guilty on charges of “possessing foreign currency, corruption and receiving gifts illegally.” This decision comes […]

News / / 12.16.19

Daily Nation: Kiir and Machar threat to efforts for lasting peace in South Sudan

A fortnight ago, the United States recalled its ambassador to South Sudan, Mr Thomas Hushek, after President Salva Kiir and Opposition leader Riek Machar failed to form a revitalised unity government as they had agreed. As the November 12 deadline approached, the two leaders, meeting in Kampala, announced that they had extended the implementation of […]

News / / 12.16.19

Sudan Tribune: U.S. sanctions South Sudan’s Defense, Cabinet Affairs ministers over peace

The United States government has imposed individual sanctions on two South Sudanese officials for expanding or extending the country’s conflict. The U.S. Treasury, in a statement issued on Monday, said the Cabinet Affairs minister, Martin Elia Lomuro and his Defence and Veteran Affairs counterpart, Kuol Manyang Juuk are obstructing the peace process. Click here to read […]

News / / 12.16.19

Voice of America: US Slaps Sanctions on 5 South Sudanese

The U.S. Treasury has imposed sanctions on five South Sudanese nationals for their alleged roles in the abduction and execution of two prominent critics of President Salva Kiir’s government nearly three years ago. South Sudan’s government has repeatedly denied responsibility for the disappearance of human rights lawyer Dong Samuel Luak and Aggrey Idri, a member […]

Press Release / / 12.16.19

BREAKING: U.S. Sanctions Senior South Sudanese Officials for Obstructing Peace Process

BREAKING: U.S. Sanctions Senior South Sudanese Officials for Obstructing Peace Process The Sentry lauds Treasury action on those responsible for expanding or extending the conflict December 16, 2019 (Washington, DC) — The Sentry and the Enough Project laud the action today by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) as it sanctioned two […]

News / / 12.13.19

Sudan Tribune: Delist Sudan from terror list but prepare sanctions against spoilers: U.S. groups

Two U.S. groups have called to accelerate the ongoing process for delisting Sudan from the State Sponsor of Terrorism (SST) list but called for targeted sanctions on those who might obstruct peace and democratic reforms. In a joint statement issued on Friday, the U.S. watchdog group The Sentry and U.S. advocacy group Enough Project said […]

News / / 12.13.19

New York Times: Sudan’s Ousted Leader Is Sentenced to Two Years for Corruption

For almost three decades, President Omar Hassan al-Bashir ruled Sudan with a heavy fist, jailing opponents and former allies, overseeing the bloody suppression of the Darfur region and squashing protests that dared to challenge his regime. But on Saturday, Mr. al-Bashir, 75, was convicted of money laundering and corruption and sentenced to two years in […]

Press Release / / 12.12.19

US Should Accelerate Process to Remove Sudan from Terrorism List and Impose Network Sanctions on Spoilers Undermining Peace in the Country

December 12, 2019 The time has come to remove Sudan from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list, and the United States should accelerate its ongoing process to make this determination. At the same time, it should support reform efforts by imposing targeted sanctions on spoiler networks of officials and enablers who are undermining peace, human […]

News / / 12.11.19

The Independent: ‘It’s like Bashir is still here’: Inside war-ravaged Darfur where deadly violence is killing the revolution

The men in black masks and khaki uniforms arrived in the middle of the night. They set fire to homes with people still inside them. They separated girls from their parents and raped them. They shot dead an old man who tried to defend his daughters. With a disarming absence of emotion, Fatima Nour, 30, […]

News / / 12.10.19

Associated Press: US sanctions 5 South Sudan agents it says killed 2 critics

The United States has imposed sanctions on five South Sudan officials, who it says are responsible for the abductions and likely murders in 2017 of two human rights activists. In a statement on Tuesday the U.S. Treasury said South Sudan’s government has repeatedly used “extrajudicial killings as a means to silence dissent, limit freedom of […]

Press Release / / 12.10.19

BREAKING: U.S. Sanctions Individuals Linked to Killing of South Sudan Human Rights Activists Dong Samuel and Aggrey Idri

BREAKING: U.S. Sanctions Individuals Linked to Killing of South Sudan Human Rights Activists Dong Samuel and Aggrey Idri The Sentry Lauds Action, Calls for Perpetrators to Face Justice December 10, 2019 (Washington, DC) – The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced a new set of sanctions today, including actions against five individuals responsible for the abduction and […]

News / / 12.06.19

Atlantic Council: Navigating Sudan’s Transition: A Conversation with Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok

One hundred days into his tenure as Prime Minister of Sudan, H.E. Dr. Abdalla Hamdok is poised to be the first Sudanese head of government to be welcomed by US officials in Washington since 1985. Determined to deliver on the public demand of “Freedom, Peace, and Justice,” Prime Minister Hamdok must confront significant structural and […]