Enough’s 5 Recommended Reads is a monthly series featuring important stories you may have missed.
- “From Central Africa to Australia: Following the Kleptocrats’ Money” (Blog)
This International Forum for Democratic Studies blog by The Sentry’s Holly Dranginis and Debra LaPrevotte details how authoritarian government officials in Central Africa abuse their power for profit, exploiting the same international financial vehicles as more high-profile kleptocrats to hide illegal assets and escape scrutiny.
- “Kenyan money launderers: Watch out” (Op-Ed)
In a July 3 East African op-ed, John Prendergast and Josh White argue that the Kenyan real estate and banking sectors are critically important getaway cars for this South Sudanese looting machine and, as a result, the Kenyan government and private sector have a unique power over the warring parties and should apply pressure on culpable senior officials of the South Sudan government and rebel groups as well as their commercial collaborators by investigating and freezing their illicitly-obtained financial resources, and ultimately blocking them from the Kenyan financial system.
- “The other North Korea threat — that almost never gets talked about” (Op-Ed)
In this Fox News op-ed, Enough’s Brad-Brooks Rubin explains how a perfect example of the harm caused by North Korea’s arms sales can be found on the other side of the world in Sudan, where North Korea sells to the rogue regime of Omar Bashir.
- “South Sudan: U.N. Security Council Votes for Arms Embargo, Renews Sanctions, Designates Two More Individuals” (Press Release)
On July 13, the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution to renew the South Sudan sanctions regime and for an arms embargo until May 31, 2019. The Security Council also designated two individuals: Paul Malong Awan, the former Chief of Staff of South Sudan’s army, and Malek Ruben Riak, former Deputy Chief of Staff of South Sudan’s army.
- “TAKE ACTION: Tell Your Member of Congress to Co-Sponsor Congo Bill” (Action)
The situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo is now urgent, such that the crisis could get much worse if President Kabila further undermines the credibility of the electoral process – contact your member of Congress now and ask them to co-sponsor H.R. 6207, the Democratic Republic of Congo Democracy and Accountability Act of 2018 that would help Kabila change his calculations.