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The Sentry’s Investigative Report “Making a Killing” Details Shady Contracts, Currency Schemes, and International Connections

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,” reveals that South Sudan’s last four army chiefs of staff, four ...
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Project Syndicate Op-ed: Killer Corruption

This op-ed originally appeared in Project Syndicate and was written by John Prendergast, Co-Founder of The Sentry ...
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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 ?

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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Haaretz Op-ed: Is an Israeli Diamond Tycoon Using Trump-adjacent Lobbyists to Subvert U.S. Foreign Policy?

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 ...
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Targeted Network Sanctions in Africa and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Targeted Network Sanctions in Africa and the COVID-19 Pandemic
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 constrain entire economies as a way to pressure ...
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The Criminalization of South Sudan’s Gold Sector: Kleptocratic Networks and the Gold Trade in Kapoeta

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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), Napotpot, and Namurnyang. Locals primarily use traditional mining ...
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Breaking Report: President’s Daughter, Defense Ministry, and Governor Linked to Mining Sector Corruption in South Sudan

President Kiir’s Associates Tied to 32 Mining Companies; High-Level Corruption in Minerals Sector Risks Fueling Armed Conflict, Report Warns ...
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The Lemkin Summit to End Genocide and Mass Atrocities Turns Five

The Lemkin Summit to End Genocide and Mass Atrocities Turns Five
2020 marked the fifth year of the Lemkin Summit to End Genocide and Mass Atrocities. The annual Summit brought together 150 activists and student leaders seeking to combat genocide and mass atrocities ...
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Medium Op-ed: A New Dawn for Accountability?

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This op-ed originally appeared on Medium and was written by Brad Brooks-Rubin ...
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The Sentry Statement: Significant Step Toward Peace in South Sudan

The formation of a power-sharing government is a significant and positive step in the South Sudan peace process. Finally, after many false starts, the hopes of millions of South Sudanese for peace and stability are within reach ...
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