American actor donates $1 million to investigate people who finance and benefit from wars and conflicts in Africa

This is the first time a comprehensive study on war profiteering activities in Africa is being carried.

Clooney made this donation through his Clooney Foundation of Justice.

In a statement released by him, he stated that financial wallets of warlords usually stem-up during conflicts. Thus, making people see war as profitable.

“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,” the statement reads in part.


“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. This doesn't come completely out-of-the-blue, as the actor has involved himself in African politics before.”

Clooney has been involved in conflict and crisis monitoring and management in Africa since 2006. He initiated a program which used satellites to track the movement of militia in some territorial borders since 2011.

Clooney along with the likes of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt was part of the bizarre 2012 honey trap scheme to arrest Ugandan warlord, Joseph Kony.

The Sentry is a team of policy analysts and financial forensic investigators tracking down war profiteering networks in Africa.

The total fund raised by the Sentry is $3.45 million from other NGOs.


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