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U.S. State Department Sanctions Senior Congolese Officials for Involvement in Electoral Process Corruption

U.S. State Department Sanctions Senior Congolese Officials for Involvement in Electoral Process Corruption June 21, 2018 (Washington, DC) - Today, the U.S. State Department announced visa bans on several senior officials of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for involvement in significant corruption related to the Congolese electoral process. The actions fall under Section 7031(c) of the Department of State Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2018. Sasha Lezhnev, Deputy Director of Policy at the Enough Project, said: “Several senior Congolese officials involved in corruption travel frequently to the US, so the visa ban is an important step. They or the businesses ...
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Civil society call to tackle abuses, conflict, and lack of transparency in diamond supply chain

In a joint letter, the Enough Project and four other leading human rights organizations have issued a call to tackle abuses, conflict, and lack of transparency in diamond supply chains. Click here to see the full letter. The letter emphasizes the need for the diamond industry as a whole - from mining to retail - to move toward responsible sourcing practices clearly and demonstrably aligned with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas, as well as the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The letter also urges the industry ...
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Sentry Alert: Security Vulnerabilities in Electronic Voting Technology Underscore Lack of Transparency in DR Congo’s Electoral Process

D.R. Congo
A new investigative report published today by The Sentry reveals potential vulnerabilities in the electronic voting technology currently being prototyped for use in the Democratic Republic of Congo ...
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New Investigative Report: Security Vulnerabilities in Electronic Voting Technology Underscore Lack of Transparency in DR Congo’s Electoral Process

As President Kabila weighs running for an illegal third term, his regime’s electoral commission seeks purchase of 105,000 electronic voting machines with potentially severe security and privacy vulnerabilities. Voting machines made by same South Korean firm were rejected by Argentina ...
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U.S. Treasury Under Secretary Makes Historic Trip to East Africa

U.S. Treasury Under Secretary Makes Historic Trip to East Africa
John Prendergast, Enough’s Founding Director and Co-Founder of The Sentry, also traveled to Kenya to participate in a press event and NGO roundtable alongside Under Secretary Mandelker ...
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New U.S. Treasury Sanctions on Entities Affiliated with Gertler Critical for Addressing Violent Corruption in Congo

D.R. Congo
The Sentry and the Enough Project welcome the announcement today by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) that it has sanctioned 14 entities pursuant to Executive Order 13818, which targets serious human rights abuse and corruption, for being affiliated with Israeli businessman and billionaire Dan Gertler ...
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Enough’s 5 Recommended Reads | June 14, 2018

Enough's 5 Recommended Reads is a monthly series featuring important stories you may have missed ...
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Remarks by John Prendergast During Nairobi Press Event with U.S. Treasury Under Secretary Mandelker

Press Event with Sigal Mandelker, Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, U.S. Department of the Treasury ...
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The Sentry Urges Kenyan and Ugandan Authorities to Target Real Estate Connected to South Sudan Officials

South Sudan
As U.S. Treasury Under Secretary Mandelker meets with officials and banks in Nairobi to urge action against corruption and money laundering linked to war in South Sudan, properties of concern identified in The Sentry’s 2016 report have still not faced official investigations by Kenya or Uganda ...
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New FinCEN Advisory Focuses on Essential Links between Corrupt Networks and Human Rights Abuses

Today, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued a new Advisory, Advisory on Human Rights Abuses Enabled by Corrupt Senior Foreign Political Figures and their Financial Facilitators, which focuses financial institutions on the urgent need to investigate and target the actions of corrupt Senior Politically Exposed Persons and their networks of facilitators and enablers around the world. The Advisory makes the critical connection of the corruption of these networks to grave human rights abuses, including in sub-Saharan Africa ...
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