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last update: july 14th, 2017

june 15th, 2017

Yes, We Have Leverage: A Playbook for Immediate and Long-Term Financial Pressures to Address Violent Kleptocracies in East and Central Africa

 

Note: This policy brief was first published on the Enough Project website.

 

“We have no leverage.” “All of this leader’s money is parked elsewhere in Africa, in Dubai, or Europe.” “Sanctions do not work.”

These are just a few of the views one often hears from observers of crises in Africa and, more worryingly, senior U.S. and foreign diplomats assigned to try to resolve them. Through the Enough Project’s engagement with these officials, my colleagues and I regularly encounter such opinions. It is increasingly clear to us that there is a broad lack of familiarity with the array of tools that policymakers have at their disposal to address seemingly intractable conflicts or murderous warlords. These tools have not been a consistent part of the policy discussion concerning how to resolve crises, or when they have, the institutional barriers to action have been too high. So it is no wonder those tools are often used improperly, ineffectively, or not at all.

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july 6th, 2017

George Clooney and John Prendergast: An American Lobbying Firm Is Helping Sudan's Vile Regime

 

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in TIME and was written by The Sentry's co-founders George Clooney and John Prendergast.

 

Earlier this summer, K Street law and lobbying firm Squire Patton Boggs inked a contract with the Sudanese government aimed at removing U.S. sanctions on that regime. The firm will be paid $40,000 a month by a government that’s on the U.S. state sponsors of terror list, with a head of state, Omar al-Bashir, wanted for genocide by the International Criminal Court.

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last updated january 27th, 2010

january 27th, 2010

Zimbabwe central bank to keep contested diamonds

"Zimbabwe's Supreme Court has ordered the central bank to safeguard millions of dollars' worth of diamonds from a mine where the military is accused of killings and forced labour, a lawyer said Wednesday."

january 27th, 2010

Zimbabwe court rejects Sadc ruling to end farm seizures

"Zimbabwe's High Court has rejected a regional court ruling against President Robert Mugabe's land-reform programme, state-owned media says."

january 27th, 2010

Sudan to Offer Darfur Oilfield for Development, Angering Rebels

"Sudan wants oil companies to develop a new oilfield in its troubled northwestern Darfur region, Energy and Mining Minister Al-Zubair Ahmed Al-Hassan said today."

january 26th, 2010

Opium farming surges in northern Burma: group

"Opium cultivation in Burma is increasing rapidly in areas under the control of the military government, an ethnic minority organization said Tuesday."

january 26th, 2010

Sudan's Mahdi to vie for presidency, urges reform

"Sudan's last elected prime minister said on Tuesday he would run for president in April's elections, promising to settle the Darfur conflict and 'dismantle totalitarianism' in Africa's largest state."

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