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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 july 11th, 2018

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.

may 9th, 2018

Testimony of John Prendergast: Protecting Civil Society, Faith-Based Actors, and Political Speech in Sub-Saharan Africa

 

John Prendergast, Founder of the Enough Project and Co-Founder of The Sentry, testified last week before the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, in a hearing on “Protecting Civil Society, Faith-Based Actors, and Political Speech in Sub-Saharan Africa.”

april 2nd, 2018

Sudan Day of Action Campaign

 

Note: This is an Enough Project campaign.

 

On April 24th activists are coming together for a Day of Action to demand their Members of Congress speak out against Sudan’s removal from the State Sponsors of Terrorism List. We’re providing resources and materials to help activists contact their representatives. 

march 29th, 2018

New Brief: EU Financial Leverage for Impact in South Sudan

 

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

A new policy brief published today by the Enough Project urges the European Union to more clearly and consistently assert leadership and develop much-needed financial leverage that could support a truly reinvigorated peace process in South Sudan, a country hijacked by corrupt elites and marred by brutal conflict and urgent humanitarian crises.

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