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last update: july 8th, 2016

june 21st, 2016

Board Member John Prendergast Op-Ed: "Congo's Kabila Problem"

This op-ed, co-authored by board member John Prendergast, originally appeared in Foreign Affairs.

 

In July of last year, U.S. President Barack Obama gave a landmark speech at the African Union (AU) headquarters in Addis Ababa, criticizing leaders who undemocratically change their constitutions to stay in power and emphasizing that the United States would call out such behavior. He pointed to Burundi where a few months earlier, President Pierre Nkurunziza pressured the courts to change the constitution’s term limits so that he could run for a third time. Obama warned that such a tactic could trigger “instability and strife,” as well as hamper “Africa’s democratic progress.” But his words seem to have fallen on deaf ears.

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april 24th, 2016

Board Member George Clooney to Present Inaugural Aurora Prize Today in Armenia

Update: the award event has concluded. You can watch the full recording at the livestream link; Clooney's remarks begin at the 2:08 mark.

 

Board members George Clooney and John Prendergast are in Yerevan, Armenia today, where Clooney will present the inaugural Aurora Prize, honoring an individual who puts her- or himself at risk to enable others to survive. The board members are likewise commemorating the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

 

 

Click through for a link to the livestream of the award event (beginning @ 1pm EST), as well as the text of Clooney's remarks.

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last updated september 12th, 2018

september 12th, 2018

In South Sudan, A Peace Deal Without Peace

 

Note: This op-ed originally appeared inThe Daily Beastand was written by John Prendergast, co-founder of The Sentry and founding director of the Enough Project, and Brian Adeba, deputy director of policy at the Enough Project.

The peace deal signed today between the government ofSouth Sudanand armed opposition groups has significant shortcomings that could easily lead the country right back to full-scale war.

august 15th, 2018

South Sudanese General Travels to China Despite UN Travel Ban

 

Note: This blog was originally published on enoughproject.org.

Inquiries by The Sentryhave just revealedthatGeneral Gabriel Jok Riak,South Sudan’stop military commander,likelytraveled in violation of his UN travel ban. The Sentry has now been able to confirm that General Jok Riakdid not receive an official waiver from the UN when he visitedChina last month for the first China-Africa Defense & Security Forum.

august 10th, 2018

Sudan’s Ruling Party Removes Presidential Term Limits

 

Note: This blog was originally published on enoughproject.org.

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.

july 11th, 2018

As African Union Marks Anti-Corruption Day, Action is Needed to Counter Kleptocratic Networks

 

Note: This press release was originally published on enoughproject.org.

Today, the African Union marks the 2018 Anti-Corruption Day, an opportunity for the AU to show leadership to address the catastrophic role of corruption in the worst conflicts on the continent.

june 28th, 2018

From Central Africa to Australia: Following the Kleptocrats' Money

 

Note: This blog was originally published in Power 3.0, a blog run by the National Endowment for Democracy.

By Holly Dranginis and Debra LaPrevotte

As the former chief of staff of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army, James Hoth Mai is a hardened military general who oversaw troops in one of themost violent armed conflictsin the world. But when law enforcement tracked him down, it was in a posh Melbourne suburb where Australian police moved to seize his family’s $1.5 million USD mansion. Hoth Mai’s official salary before leaving South Sudan was approximately $45,000 USD a year.

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