New Sentry Advisory Highlights Money Laundering Risks in African Real Estate
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by Enough Team
1y ago
Today, The Sentry published an advisory detailing how kleptocrats and their networks have increasingly been using African real estate to launder the proceeds of corruption. Investigative reporting by The Sentry and others on illicit flows stemming from grand corruption has highlighted how, in cities like Nairobi, Kampala, Windhoek, Cape Town, and Johannesburg, banks and governments have not prioritized the money laundering risk in real estate, creating a growing opportunity for corrupt actors to exploit the sector. The advisory, “Looted Funds Used to Buy Real Estate,” focuses largely on the re ..read more
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The Sentry’s Investigative Report “Making a Killing” Details Shady Contracts, Currency Schemes, and International Connections
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by Enough Team
1y ago
As Nation Faces COVID-19 with Corruption-Gutted Healthcare System: South Sudan Military Leaders’ Wealth Raises Red Flags for Corruption, Money Laundering   May 27, 2020 (Washington, D.C.) – As the Covid-19 pandemic hits hard across Africa and billions of dollars are being deployed in response, a new report published today by The Sentry raises red flags on risks of major corruption and money laundering by high ranking military leaders in South Sudan, a country with more generals than doctors. The Sentry’s report, “Making a Killing: South Sudanese Military Leaders’ Wealth, Explained,” revea ..read more
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Project Syndicate Op-ed: Killer Corruption
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by Enough Team
1y ago
Note: This op-ed originally appeared in Project Syndicate and was written by John Prendergast, Co-Founder of The Sentry. WASHINGTON, DC – COVID-19 is a ticking time bomb in Africa. Some of the risks are widely documented. Health-care systems are weak and overburdened, with ten African countries reportedly having no ventilators at all. Food supplies are unstable, and have already suffered major disruptions. And over 18 million people are refugees or internally displaced, leaving them especially vulnerable. But another major obstacle to effective COVID-19 ..read more
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Haaretz Op-ed: Un magnat israélien s’appuie-t-il sur des manœuvres de couloir du camp Trump pour saboter la politiquer étrangère américaine ?
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by Enough Team
1y ago
Note: This op-ed originally appeared in English in Haaretz, and was written by Sasha Lezhnev,  Deputy Director of Policy at The Sentry, and John Prendergast, Co-Founder of The Sentry. Lorsque les États-Unis imposent des sanctions à un homme d’affaires sans scrupules ou à une entreprise corrompue, on s’attend à des conséquences financières considérables. Cependant, certaines personnes et entités ciblées mettent au point des tactiques pour contourner les mesures et poursuivre leurs affaires louches comme si de rien n’était. Ces combines pour esquiver les sanctions exposent les banques ..read more
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Haaretz Op-ed: Is an Israeli Diamond Tycoon Using Trump-adjacent Lobbyists to Subvert U.S. Foreign Policy?
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by Enough Team
1y ago
Note: This op-ed originally appeared in Haaretz and was written by Sasha Lezhnev,  Deputy Director of Policy at The Sentry, and John Prendergast, Co-Founder of The Sentry. When the United States places sanctions on a rogue businessman or corrupt corporation, the expectation is that significant financial consequences will result. Some targets of those sanctions, however, are devising tactics to skirt the measures and continue with their dirty business as usual. Today, these evasion schemes are both putting global banks at risk for money laundering and sanctions busting, and endan ..read more
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Targeted Network Sanctions in Africa and the COVID-19 Pandemic
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by Enough Team
1y ago
Read the full brief from The Sentry. Over the past month, there have been calls for the United Nations, the United States, and the European Union to ease sanctions around the world in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, calls for blanket rollbacks miss crucial differences in the types of sanctions tools being implemented and their intended purposes. Comprehensive sanctions programs in countries like North Korea and Iran significantly differ from targeted network sanctions in countries like South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Comprehensive sanctions are designed to ..read more
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The Criminalization of South Sudan’s Gold Sector: Kleptocratic Networks and the Gold Trade in Kapoeta
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by Enough Team
1y ago
Read the full report. By the Enough Project team Within the area historically known as the state of Eastern Equatoria, Kapoeta is a semi-arid rangeland of clay soil dotted with short, thorny shrubs and other vegetation. Precious resources lie below this desolate landscape. Eastern Equatoria, along with the region historically known as Central Equatoria, contains some of the most important and best-known sites for artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASM). Some estimates put the number of miners at 60,000 working at 80 different locations in the area, including Nanaknak, Lauro (Didinga Hills ..read more
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Breaking Report: President’s Daughter, Defense Ministry, and Governor Linked to Mining Sector Corruption in South Sudan
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by Enough Team
1y ago
President Kiir’s Associates Tied to 32 Mining Companies; High-Level Corruption in Minerals Sector Risks Fueling Armed Conflict, Report Warns   April 2, 2020 (Washington, DC) – At a time when South Sudan’s government most needs to generate resources for urgent public health-related challenges including the Covid-19 pandemic, one of its promising revenue streams is beset by mismanagement and corruption. The Sentry’s latest investigative report reveals how South Sudan’s promising gold-dominated minerals sector is riddled with corruption involving President Salva Kiir’s relativ ..read more
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The Lemkin Summit to End Genocide and Mass Atrocities Turns Five
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by Enough Team
1y ago
The 2020 Lemkin Summit attendees. All photos courtesy of Anthony Bongungu @ABongungu 2020 marked the fifth year of the Lemkin Summit to End Genocide and Mass Atrocities. The Sentry’s annual Summit, hosted and co-sponsored by American University’s Ethics, Peace, and Human Rights Program, brought together 150 activists and student leaders seeking to combat genocide and mass atrocities. Representing 48 colleges and universities, 9 high schools, and 19 organizations, participants came from 27 US states, including Washington DC, as well as from Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, The Netherlan ..read more
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Medium Op-ed: A New Dawn for Accountability?
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by Enough Team
1y ago
Note: This op-ed originally appeared on Medium and was written by Brad Brooks-Rubin, Managing Director of The Sentry.   As Human Rights Face a Historic Global Assault, Powerful Financial Tools Arise to Counter Abusers Around the world today, human rights face historic threats. In 2019, humanitarian aid funding fell, there were 951 attacks on health workers and facilities, and 304 human rights defenders were killed. We are living through an era where respect for human rights is in all but full retreat. In the United States, and in many regions around the world, it can s ..read more
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