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Corruption Continues in Sudan’s Oil Sector

A new report from Sudan Democracy First Group shows how systemic corruption in Sudan’s oil sector continues even after the oil boom has ended. This report also shows how pervasive corruption undermines openness and transparency and allows a small circle of political elites to amass great personal wealth through undue influence and patronage.  Read More »

Sudan Government Forces Employ Barrel Bombs, Murder, Rape, and Plunder as Military Offensive Continues in Central Darfur

Widespread violence continues throughout Central Darfur, as a government military offensive entered its sixth day. The military offensive began on January 15, when Sudan Armed Forces (SAF), Rapid Support Forces (RSF), and other government-supported militias attacked the stronghold of the Sudan Liberation Movement–Abdul Wahid al-Nur (SLM–AW) in Jebel Marra.   Read More »

Quiet Violence: New Report Shows How Govt Plans to Dismantle IDP Camps Will Further Destabilize Darfur

A new report by Sudan Democracy First Group (SDFG) details how the Sudanese government’s insistence on dismantling IDP camps in Darfur only increases the risk of violence and further displacement for Darfuri citizens. According to SDFG, this plan will not contribute to peace and stability in Darfur, but instead will create “a space for manipulation of the political context and for the commission of further crimes against civilians in Darfur.”  Read More »

FinCEN Moves to Curb Real Estate-based Money Laundering in Miami, Manhattan

The U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced today that it has issued a Geographic Targeting Order that requires U.S. title insurance companies to identify beneficial owners of companies that purchase high end real estate in Miami-Dade County and Manhattan in “all-cash” transactions.  Read More »

Sudan Tribune Op-ed: Flour Power: Bread Crisis, a Cash Crunch, and Sudan’s Shrinking Private Sector

As economists and analysts keep their eyes on Sudan’s growing hard currency shortage and the falling value of the Sudanese pound against the U.S. dollar, many Sudanese consumers have been watching the price and availability of bread in local bakeries and the outcome of a dispute between a major flour supplier and the Sudanese government.  Read More »

Enough Project Founding Director, John Prendergast, Testifies in South Sudan Hearing

On December 10, 2015, Enough Project Founding Director, John Prendergast, testified before the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, assembling for a session on “Independent South Sudan: A Failure of Leadership.” Panel experts additionally included Donald Booth, Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan; Bob Leavitt, Deputy Assistant Administrator in USAID’s Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance; Princeton Lyman, Senior Advisor to the President at the US Institute of Peace and Former Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan; and Adotei Akwei, Managing Director of Government Relations at Amnesty International USA.  Read More »

Tanzanian President Pledges Fight Against Corruption

President John Magufuli of Tanzania only in office for a month is already off to a good start in his pledged fight against corruption. Magufuli’s surprise visits to government employees at their offices, slashing budgets for lavish celebrations and re-direction of the funds for needed hospital beds, and creating strict foreign travel restrictions to head off unnecessary abuse are some of his strategy that the Guardian identified.  Read More »

New Report - "Deadly Enterprise: Dismantling South Sudan's War Economy and Countering Potential Spoilers"

Deadly Enterprise

On the two year anniversary of the start of South Sudan's brutal conflict, some limited progress has been made on implementing the peace agreement signed in August. But unless the war economy is dismantled and potential spoilers effectively countered, South Sudan will remain on the brink of a full-scale return to civil war. Read our latest report on the policy tools and interventions available to U.S. and international policymakers to counter the elite interests that pose the most significant threat to peace in South Sudan.   Read More »

Concealed Ownership Contributes to Lawlessness at Sea

The shipping industry is crucial for global commerce, but much of the fishing and cargo shipping industries are extremely opaque and often characterized by lawlessness. “Some ships are stolen, renamed, retitled and resold. Some shippers flaunt regulations regarding pollution, dumping oil and toxins and garbage unseen,” Andrea Wrage, the president of TRACE, an anti-bribery organization, wrote in a Forbes op-ed recently.  Read More »

Daily Beast Op-ed: From FIFA to Sudan, Let’s Make the World Unsafe for Kleptocracy

The U.S. Department of Justice has gone after the soccer federation and the government of Sudan with many of the same tools. It needs to keep ratcheting up the pressure.  Read More »

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