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New Report: Safeguards to Peace in South Sudan

The Enough Project’s new report, “Safeguards to Peace: Steps toward Economic Governance in South Sudan,” published today, surveys how South Sudan’s violent kleptocracy threatens the implementation of the peace agreement. 

By Enough Team

March 20, 2019

U.S. Treasury Sanctions Entities for Their Role in South Sudan’s Devastating Conflict

 The Sentry welcomes the announcement today by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) that it has sanctioned three individuals, Gregory Vasili, Israel Ziv, and Obac William Olawo, for their roles in South Sudan’s conflict.  Six entities owned or controlled by two of the aforementioned individuals were also designated pursuant to Executive Order 13664.

By Enough Team

December 14, 2018

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.

By Enough Team

September 20, 2018

South Sudan Peace Deal Signed Today – Fails to Address Corruption at Root of Conflict

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. […]

By Enough Team

September 12, 2018

South Sudanese General Travels to China Despite UN Travel Ban

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.

By Enough Team

August 15, 2018

Delaying Consequences Emboldens Peace Spoilers in South Sudan

On Thursday May 31st, the UN Security Council voted to renew the sanctions regime on South Sudan for 45 days but refrained from sanctioning six high-level political and military leaders with command and control responsibilities pending a review of compliance to the Cessation of Hostilities (CoH) agreement signed at the recently concluded High Level Revitalization Forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

By Enough Team

May 31, 2018

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.”

By Enough Team

May 9, 2018

New Brief: EU Financial Leverage for Impact in South Sudan

A new policy brief published today by the Enough Project urges the European Union to more clearly and consistently assert leadership and develop much-needed financial leverage that could support a truly reinvigorated peace process in South Sudan, a country hijacked by corrupt elites and marred by brutal conflict and urgent humanitarian crises.

By Enough Team

March 29, 2018

“EuroPressure”: European Union Has Tools to Stop Violent Kleptocrats in South Sudan, Reinvigorate Peace Process

A new policy report published today by the Enough Project urges the European Union to more clearly and consistently assert leadership and develop much-needed financial leverage that could support a truly reinvigorated peace process in South Sudan, a country hijacked by corrupt elites and marred by brutal conflict and urgent humanitarian crises.

By Enough Team

March 29, 2018

EuroPressure: EU Financial Leverage for Impact in South Sudan

Download the brief | Résumé analytique By Brad Brooks-Rubin and Jonathan Benton Executive Summary For the past several years, South Sudan has spiralled out of control. The nation’s still young history is marred by brutal conflict and failed peace agreements, creating one of the most extreme humanitarian crises in the world. As another Cessation of Hostilities […]

By Enough Team

March 29, 2018