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Clooney Donates $1M to Combat Corruption in Africa

Clooney said the group's focus is "to make sure war crimes don't pay"

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    Clooney Donates $1M to Combat Corruption in Africa
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    SEPTEMBER 2016- George Clooney answers questions during a press conference about corruption in South Sudan at National Press Club Sept.12, 2016 in Washington, DC. Clooney recently donated $1 million to combat war crimes and corruption in Africa.

    George Clooney has donated $1 million to combat war crimes and corruption in Africa.

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

    In a statement, Clooney said the group's focus is "to make sure war crimes don't pay."

    Clooney's grant, along with others, including one from actor Don Cheadle, totaled $3.45 million for a fundraising campaign.

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    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 and human rights activist John Prendergast founded the Sentry in 2015.