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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

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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

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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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Sudan’s Ruling Party Removes Presidential Term Limits

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On Thursday, the Consultative Council of Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) took a key first step toward abolishing presidential term limits in Sudan, paving the way for a potential presidency without end for President Omar al-Bashir in advance of elections slated for 2020 ...
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After Kabila Announcement, Credibility of Congo Elections Remains in Question

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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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South Sudan: U.N. Security Council Votes for Arms Embargo, Renews Sanctions, Designates Two More Individuals

oday, 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 ...
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