The Enough Project and the Atlantic Council will host “Disrupting Illicit Financial Flows in Congo” in Washington DC tomorrow, October 19, a panel discussion on United States policy toward the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The event follows the release this week of “The Terrorists’ Treasury,” a report from The Sentry, Enough’s investigative initiative co-founded by George Clooney and John Prendergast. The report spotlights how a well-connected bank in Congo enabled Hezbollah financiers to bust U.S. sanctions. Thursday’s panel discussion, taking place at the Atlantic Council, will explore how inadequate anti-money laundering compliance and sanctions enforcement standards at banks can empower a wide range of criminal groups and corrupt actors, undermining governance and contributing to instability in Congo and around the world.
- Holly Dranginis, Senior Policy Analyst, Enough Project
- Yaya J. Fanusie, Director of Analysis, Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
- J.R. Mailey, Director of Investigations, The Sentry
- Dr. J. Peter Pham, Vice President for Research and Regional Initiatives; Director, Africa Center, Atlantic Council
Welcome and Introductory Remarks by:
- John Prendergast, Co-Founder of The Sentry and Founding Director of the Enough Project
DATE/TIME: Thursday, October 19 | 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. EDT
LIVESTREAM: Click here to watch the livestream tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. EDT.
LOCATION: Atlantic Council, 1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20005
FOR MEDIA: For media planning to attend the event in person, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About THE SENTRY – an investigative initiative of the Enough Project
The Sentry is a team of policy analysts, regional experts, and financial forensic investigators that follows the money in order to create consequences for those funding and profiting from genocide or other mass atrocities in Africa, and to build leverage for peace. Co-founded by George Clooney and John Prendergast, The Sentry is an initiative of the Enough Project and Not On Our Watch (NOOW), with investigative support from the Center for Advanced Defense Studies (C4ADS). The Sentry currently focuses on the corrupt transnational networks linked to those most responsible for deadly violence in South Sudan, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, and the Central African Republic. Learn more at www.TheSentry.org.
About THE ENOUGH PROJECT – an anti-atrocity policy group
The Enough Project supports peace and an end to mass atrocities in Africa’s deadliest conflict zones. Together with its investigative initiative The Sentry, Enough counters armed groups, violent kleptocratic regimes, and their commercial partners that are sustained and enriched by corruption, criminal activity, and the trafficking of natural resources. By helping to create consequences for the major perpetrators and facilitators of atrocities and corruption, Enough seeks to build leverage in support of peace and good governance. Enough conducts research in conflict zones, engages governments and the private sector on potential policy solutions, and mobilizes public campaigns focused on peace, human rights, and breaking the links between war and illicit profit. Learn more – and join us – at www.EnoughProject.org.