Clooney George donates $1M to combat corruption and war crimes in Africa

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Hollywood actor, George Clooney has donated $1 million to the Sentry campaign group to combat war crimes and corruption in Africa.

The Clooney Foundation for Justice on Wednesday announced the donation to the Sentry, an investigative initiative that Clooney co-founded to uncover the financial networks behind conflicts in Africa.

In a statement, Clooney said:

Our focus is to make sure that war crimes don’t pay. We want to make it more difficult for those willing to kill en masse to secure their political and economic objectives.

When we’re able to go after the warlords’ wallets and bankrupt those who choose the bullet over the ballot, suddenly the incentives are for peace, not war; transparency, not corruption.”

The Sentry said the money will help fund reports in the coming year on “state looting and illicit financial flows out of the war-torn countries of South Sudan, Sudan, Congo, Somalia and the Central African Republic.”

Clooney who has been involved in using satellites to monitor military movement across the border between Sudan and South Sudan, founded the Sentry investigative initiative with human rights activist John Prendergast in 2015.

Source: Linda Ikeji’s blog

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