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The Golden Laundromat: Conflict Gold May Be Entering US Through Gold Trading Network – New Investigation

New investigative report by The Sentry raises serious concerns that gold mined from conflict areas in the Democratic Republic of Congo may wind up in the supply chains of 283 U.S. publicly listed companies, including Amazon, Sony, and General Electric, through a global gold trading corporate network controlled by Belgian tycoon Alain Goetz ...
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Running Out of Time: Elections in DR Congo

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On September 14, 2018, The Sentry published an investigative report examining allegations of corruption and other red flags in the Democratic Republic of  Congo’s (Congo) current electoral process.  ...
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A Well-Deserved Nobel Prize for Dr. Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad

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A Well-Deserved Nobel Prize for Dr. Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad
Amidst a surge of global attention on violence against women, the Nobel Peace Prize Committee sent a signal that speaking truth to power about it is an act of unequivocal heroism ...
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Conflict Minerals Remain Priority for City of Portland, Oregon

Conflict Minerals Remain Priority for City of Portland, Oregon
This guest blog was written by Amanda Ulrich, with assistance from members of Portland's Never Again Coalition ...
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New Investigative Report Raises Red Flags for Upcoming Elections in DR Congo

A new investigative report published today by The Sentry, “Delays and Red Flags: Elections in DR Congo,” explores allegations of corruption throughout the Democratic Republic of Congo’s current electoral cycle, including vulnerabilities that could challenge the overall integrity of the process ...
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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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