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After Kabila Announcement, Credibility of Congo Elections Remains in Question

Yesterday’s announcement in the Democratic Republic of Congo that President Joseph Kabila will not stand for an illegal third term in presidential elections scheduled for December is an important step but has not resolved several key issues that are critical for ensuring a credible electoral process and ending systemic corruption and violence in Congo ...
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Bipartisan Congressional Bill on Congo is Timely Warning for President Kabila, Includes New Sanctions Requirement

A new bipartisan Congressional bill introduced this week that seeks to support free and fair elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo was approved today by the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee ...
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Sentry Alert: Security Vulnerabilities in Electronic Voting Technology Underscore Lack of Transparency in DR Congo’s Electoral Process

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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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New U.S. Treasury Sanctions on Entities Affiliated with Gertler Critical for Addressing Violent Corruption in 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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The Daily Beast Op-ed: Congo’s Looting and Killing Machine Moves Into High Gear

This op-ed originally appeared in The Daily Beast and was written by Enough Project Founding Director John Prendergast ...
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John Prendergast Testifies to Congress on Sub-Saharan Africa, Urges Network Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Measures to Address War Linked to Grand Corruption

Today, John Prendergast, Co-Founder of The Sentry and Founding Director of the Enough Project, testified before the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, in a hearing on “Protecting Civil Society, Faith-Based Actors, and Political Speech in Sub-Saharan Africa.” ...
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Sentry Alert: New Evidence Congolese Bank Did Business with Hezbollah Financiers

Sentry Alert: New Evidence Congolese Bank Did Business with Hezbollah Financiers
This Sentry Alert reinforces evidence of wrongdoing outlined in the first Sentry report on D.R. Congo: "The Terrorists' Treasury" ...
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Bank Scandal in Congo

Newly uncovered evidence published today by The Sentry reveals that BGFIBank DRC, a Congolese bank run and partly owned by members of President Joseph Kabila’s family, maintained accounts up to at least 2016 for companies with ties to terrorists ...
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Enough Project Encourages Corporate Responsibility in DR Congo’s Electoral Process

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Enough Project Encourages Corporate Responsibility in DR Congo's Electoral Process
On March 26, Enough sent a letter to Miru Systems Co., a South Korean company specializing in electronic voting systems. It has been reported that Miru is poised to provide electronic voting technology to Congo’s Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) for elections that are scheduled to occur in December 2018.   ...
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