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last update: october 26th, 2017

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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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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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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