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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 january 25th, 2010

january 25th, 2010

China casts nervous eye at erstwhile ally Burma

"The giant red poster staring over China's Wanding border crossing with Burma proclaims that their 'brotherly feelings will last forever.'"

january 25th, 2010

Update: Sudan sets two-month deadline for deal with rebels

"Negotiations between the Sudanese government and Darfur rebel groups must be completed within two months, ahead of Sudan's presidential and legislative elections, a senior official has said."

january 25th, 2010

Update: Main witness in Zimbabwe treason trial 'tortured'

"Zimbabwe's high court on Monday struck out evidence from a key witness in the treason trial of a top aide to Premier Morgan Tsvangirai, after the man said he had been tortured into testifying."

january 24th, 2010

Karen flee Burmese army attacks: rights groups

"Aid groups on Sunday expressed concern for more than 2,000 ethnic Karen villagers hiding in the eastern Burmese jungle after they fled their homes to escape attacks by government soldiers."

january 24th, 2010

Update: Darfur peace talks yet to kick off in Qatar

"Direct peace talks between the Sudanese government and Darfur rebel groups did not resume on Sunday as expected, with the two sides holding separate consultations with mediators instead."

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