News / / 05.23.19

VoA Portugues: Empresa de Bastos de Morais citada em caso de lavagem de dinheiro na RDC

A companhia Quantum Global, que esteve associada ao Fundo Soberano de Angola, ofereceu-se para emprestar dezenas de milhões de dólares a uma companhia congolesa ligada ao antigo Presidente da República Democrática do Congo (RDC) Joseph Kabila, acusada de ser um meio para lavagem de dinheiro de dirigentes do país. A denúncia é feita pela The […]

News / / 05.23.19

RFI (France): RDC: un rapport de l’ONG Sentry met en cause la gestion du clan Kabila

L’ONG Sentry, portée par l’acteur américain et activiste George Clooney, a enquêté sur Kwanza Capital, une société d’investissement montée par des proches de l’ancien président Kabila en juin 2014 et qui est cinq ans plus tard en liquidation. Cette société a pris des parts dans des banques commerciales au Congo et a obtenu de nombreux […]

News / / 05.23.19

The Economist: How can Uganda export so much more gold than it mines?

Deep in pits hewn from the earth dozens of teenage boys slam their hammers into the rock. Other men pan the crushed ore by hand in tubs filled with water and mercury. Uganda does not have many gold mines and most, like this one in Busia, in the east of the country, are neither sophisticated […]

News / / 05.22.19

AFP: RDC: des proches de Kabila ont tenté de mettre la main sur un quart du secteur bancaire du pays

Des membres de la famille et des proches de l’ancien président congolais Joseph Kabila ont tenté de mettre la main sur trois banques constituant ensemble le quart du secteur bancaire du pays, affirme mercredi un communiqué de l’organisation The Sentry, spécialisée dans l’investigation sur la corruption en Afrique. L’enquête de The Sentry met en lumière […]

News / / 05.22.19

ACAMS moneylaundering.com: Congolese Firm Served as ‘Cash Machine’ and Waypoint for Corruption: Report

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News / / 05.22.19

Jeune Afrique: RDC : quand le clan Kabila voulait racheter les banques congolaises

Le clan de l’ancien président congolais a cherché à prendre le contrôle de plusieurs banques congolaises, entre 2013 et 2017, avec l’aide d’associés angolais et chinois. Ce sont les conclusions d’un rapport de l’ONG américaine The Sentry, cofondée par George Clooney. « Kwanza Capital » : ce nom ne dira rien à la plupart des […]

News / / 05.22.19

YouTube: Livestream: Covert Capital: Illicit Finance in DR Congo

On Wednesday, May 22, the Africa Center partnered with The Sentry at the Enough Project to host a discussion on illicit finance operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), occasioned by the release of the group’s new report: Covert Capital: The Kabila Family’s Secret Investment Bank. The panelists discuss how Kabila and his allies […]

News / / 05.22.19

Atlantic Council: Covert Capital: Illicit Finance in the DR Congo

On Wednesday, May 22, the Africa Center partnered with The Sentry at the Enough Project to host a discussion on illicit finance operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), occasioned by the release of the group’s new report: Covert Capital: The Kabila Family’s Secret Investment Bank. Ms. Bronwyn Bruton, Africa Center director of programs and […]

News / / 05.22.19

Politico.cd: La famille de Joseph Kabila de nouveau indexée dans un rapport sur le blanchiment d’argent

The Sentry révèle plusieurs indicateurs de blanchiment d’argent, des signes de certaines entreprises ayant reçu de dollars dans des fonds détournés. Pour lutter contre le blanchiment, le département du Trésor américain et les services européens de renseignement financier, vont enquêter sur les relations bancaires décrites dans ce rapport lit-on… Click here to read the full […]

News / / 05.22.19

Politico.cd: La famille Kabila a tenté de s’approprier un quart du secteur bancaire de la RDC (The Sentry)

Une nouvelle enquête menée par The Sentry et publié le 22 mai à Washington révèle que des membres de la famille et des alliés de Joseph Kabila, l’ancien président de la République démocratique du Congo, ont tenté de prendre des participations dans trois banques distinctes, qui forment ensemble plus d’une banque. Le rapport d’enquête publié […]

Press Release / / 05.22.19

Secretive International Network Attempted to Take Over a Quarter of DR Congo’s Banking Sector

The Sentry’s latest report reveals activities of investment bank linked to former President Joseph Kabila May 22, 2019 (Washington, D.C.) – A new investigation by The Sentry reveals family members and allies of Joseph Kabila, the former President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, attempted to capture stakes in three separate banks that together […]

News / / 05.20.19

PML Daily: INVESTIGATION: The boom in Uganda’s real estates, bridging opportunities for money launderers

Uganda’s unregulated and yet booming real estate sector is currently under threat, providing a haven for money laundering from foreign investors who seek to take advantage and invest illicit money in the sector. Calls on government to regulate the sector in order to curb the vice are yet to bear fruit, even as the sector […]

Press Release / South Sudan / 05.02.19

Sentry Statement on Murders of Dong Samuel and Aggrey Idri

We at The Sentry are deeply saddened and appalled by the confirmation of the murders of Dong Samuel, a prominent human rights lawyer, and Aggrey Idri, a member of the SPLM-IO. Today, we join all those who knew them and worked with them, in sending our deepest condolences to their families and loved ones. Any […]

News / / 04.20.19

de Standaard: ‘Gold is a dirty business, even if I do say so myself’

He is one of the richest people in Belgium, but many of his fellow countrymen have never heard of him. The Antwerp gold trader Alain Goetz has expanded his empire abroad, including to Uganda, but his success raises big questions. Belgian newspaper De Standaard went to gold mines where children work and saw documents that link Goetz […]

News / / 04.17.19

Reuters: South Sudan economy to rebound on oil output, peace deal, finance minister says

South Sudan will run a balanced budget this year and its economy will rebound as oil production rises and a peace deal progresses, the country’s finance minister said on Wednesday. The oil-dependent economy, ruined since civil war broke out six years ago, shrank 1.5 percent in 2018. The country relied on international donors to fill […]

News / / 04.15.19

AFP: Sudan leaders face pressure for transfer to civilian rule

Sudan’s military rulers faced pressure from demonstrators and Western governments to hand power to a new civilian government Monday, April 15, as activists warned of an attempt to disperse a 10-day-old mass protest outside army headquarters. Thousands remained camped outside the complex in Khartoum overnight after protest leaders issued demands to the military council set […]

News / / 04.15.19

Sudan Tribune: U.S. activists call for international measures to prevent capital flight from Sudan

The Sentry’s Co-Founders George Clooney and John Prendergast called for warnings by international financial institutions to prevent illicit capital flight from Sudan by the former dignitaries of al-Bashir’s regime. The two U.S. activists said this measure will provide strong international support for Sudanese people to achieve change in Sudan after 30 years of oppression by […]

Op-Ed / / 04.14.19

George Clooney and John Prendergast in The Washington Post: Sudan Needs More Than Words. It Needs Action.

العربية   Note: This op-ed originally appeared in The Washington Post and was written by The Sentry’s co-founders, George Clooney and John Prendergast. For the past decade, governments around the world lined up to legitimize the regime of Omar Hassan al-Bashir in Sudan — even as it continued to attack civilians in Darfur, burn Christian churches, deny food to areas […]

News / / 04.12.19

Bloomberg: Sudan’s Dictator Is Toppled, but His Regime Remains

The ouster of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir should be a moment for celebration: one of the world’s worst villains, driven from power after waves of popular protest. Ideally, after a few weeks of house arrest spent hearing from the families of people he had tortured and murdered, he should be sent off to the International […]

News / / 04.12.19

AFP: Ibn Ouf, regime insider turned new Sudan ruler

Sudanese General Awad Ibn Ouf, who led the overthrow of veteran leader Omar al-Bashir and has emerged as the country’s new ruler, is already under US sanctions for his alleged role in the brutal Darfur conflict. In a sombre televised statement on Thursday, Ibn Ouf announced the ouster of Bashir, who ruled the northeast African […]