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

D.R. Congo
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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UN Security Council Takes Aim at Conflict Linked to Natural Resources

Today, the U.N. Security Council held a session on the role of natural resources as a root cause of conflict ...
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Investigative Alert by The Sentry Points to South Sudan’s Neighbors’ Role in Devastating Conflict

South Sudan
A new investigative Africa Uncensored documentary, “The Profiteers,” featuring in part The Sentry’s investigative findings, explores linkages between South Sudan’s civil war and the operations of businesspeople, financial institutions, and government and military officials in Kenya, Uganda, and Ethiopia ...
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New Report Warns South Sudan Peace Deal Does Not Address Primary Cause of War

In a new Enough Project policy report published today, authors John Prendergast and Brian Adeba detail how the September 12 peace deal signed between the South Sudan government and opposition does not address the root cause of the war: the hijacking of governing institutions and a violent kleptocratic system that incentivizes conflict and undermines peace processes ...
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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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South Sudan Peace Deal Signed Today – Fails to Address Corruption at Root of Conflict

South Sudan
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Breaking: South Sudan Peace Deal Signed Today – Fails to Address Corruption at Root of Conflict September 12, 2018 – The peace deal signed today in Addis Ababa between the government of South Sudan and armed opposition groups has significant flaws, including failing to address the looting by leaders of state resources and revenues. These shortcomings could easily lead the country right back to full-scale war. John Prendergast, Founding Director of the Enough Project and Co-Founder of The Sentry, said: "Today’s peace deal lacks meaningful checks and balances on a presidency that already wields immense powers, which are primarily ...
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John Prendergast Briefs Security Council in First-Ever Session on Corruption and Conflict, Calls for New and Robust Financial Actions to Support Peace

Today, the U.N. Security Council held its first-ever session on the critical connection between corruption and conflict. John Prendergast, Founding Director at the Enough Project and Co-Founder of The Sentry, and U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres were the two featured speakers at the historic briefing ...
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John Prendergast to Address UN Security Council in First-Ever Session on Nexus Between Corruption and Conflict

The Sentry’s Co-Founder Joins UN Secretary-General Guterres in Historic Session as United States Takes the Council Presidency Washington, D.C. – On Monday, September 10, the United Nations Security Council will hold its first-ever session on the critical connection between corruption and conflict. John Prendergast, Founding Director at the Enough Project and Co-Founder of The Sentry, will be joining U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres as one of the two featured speakers at the historic briefing. Initiated by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley as the United States takes up the rotating U.N. Security Council Presidency, the session will highlight the major ...
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South Sudanese General Travels to China Despite UN Travel Ban

South Sudan
Inquiries by The Sentry have just revealed that General Gabriel Jok Riak, South Sudan’s top military commander, likely traveled in violation of his UN travel ban. The Sentry has now been able to confirm that General Jok Riak did not receive an official waiver from the UN when he visited China last month for the first China-Africa Defense & Security Forum ...
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إلغاء الحزب الحاكم في السودان للقيود المفروضة على فترة الولاية الرئاسية

Sudan
تصويت الحزب يمهد لبقاء عمر البشير "رئيسًا مدى الحياة" أغسطس 2018 -في يوم الخميس  ٩ اغسطس ، اتخذ المجلس الاستشاري لحزب المؤتمر الوطني، الحزب الحاكم في السودان، خطوة مبدئية رئيسية نحو إلغاء القيود المعنية بتحديد فترة  الولاية الرئاسية في السودان، وهي الخطوة التي تمهد الطريق لاحتمالية تولي الرئيس عمر البشير رئاسة السودان مدى الحياة، وذلك قبيل الانتخابات الرئاسية المقبلة المزمع إجراؤها في 2020 .حيث صوت الحزب بالإجماع بالموافقة على مقترح بتعديل اللوائح التنظيمية للحزب لغرض السماح للبشير بالترشح، حيث أن دستور حزب المؤتمر الوطني كان ينص في السابق على التقيد بترشيح مرشحي الحزب لمنصبي الرئيس ونائب الرئيس لفترتين فقط صرح ...
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