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october 25th, 2017

George Clooney Donates $1 Million to Counter War Crimes and Corruption in Africa

 

Note: This press release was first published on TheSentry.Org

 

The Clooney Foundation provides the lead gift in the “Making War Criminals Pay” fundraising campaign launched today for The Sentry – an expert team of policy analysts and financial forensic investigators.The campaign seeks to triple The Sentry’s capacity to “follow the money” and track downwar profiteering networks in Africa.

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october 16th, 2017

The Terrorists’ Treasury: How a Bank Linked to Congo’s President Enabled Hezbollah Financiers to Bust U.S. Sanctions

 

Note: This report was published by Not On Our Watch's investigative initiative, The Sentry.

 

The same banks used by kleptocratic governments to divert state assets can also be used by terrorist financing networks. This is what has taken place at one prominent bank in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Individuals and entities subject to U.S. sanctions, in connection with Hezbollah, used the bank to move money through the international banking system, despite several warnings from bank employees that doing so could violate U.S. sanctions. This was not just any bank. BGFIBank DRC, the institution that processed the transactions, is run by President Joseph Kabila’s brother and has been mentioned in a recent scandal in Congo involving the alleged diversion of public funds from state-owned mining companies and the national electoral commission.

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last updated december 15th, 2009

december 15th, 2009

France-Africa summit moved to keep Sudan's Bashir away

"A France-Africa summit due to be held in Egypt has been cancelled over French concerns at the invitation of Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir."

december 14th, 2009

Two UNAMID staff freed in Darfur after kidnap ordeal

"Two civilian employees of the UN-African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan's war-torn region of Darfur were freed on Sunday after more than 100 days in captivity, a UNAMID spokesman said."

december 14th, 2009

Sudan police tear-gas opposition protesters

"Sudanese police have fired tear gas at stone-throwing protesters, who were demanding democratic reform."

december 14th, 2009

2,000 die in 2009 south Sudan violence, group says

"At least 2,000 people have died and 250,000 have fled their homes following violence in southern Sudan this year, worsening a humanitarian crisis in a region seeking its independence, officials from a medical aid group said Monday."

december 14th, 2009

Burmese rebels grow more opium to buy arms - report

"Ethnic groups in northeastern Burma have stepped up opium cultivation to buy weapons to defend themselves against possible attacks by the country's military, a United Nations report said on Monday."

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