Janjaweed


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Janjaweed

(ˈdʒænˌdʒəwɪd) or

Janjawid

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an armed tribal militia group in the Darfur region of western Sudan
[Arabic: a man with a horse and a gun]
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Janjawid
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Up to 30,000 people have been killed and one million are facing starvation and disease after being driven from their homes by the Janjaweed militia.
The RSF militia, which is widely known as the Janjaweed militias, were originally mobilized by the Sudanese government to quell the insurgency that broke out in Sudan's western region of Darfur in 2003.
Two million people in Darfur are under attack from pro-government Arab militia, Janjaweed, accused of ethnic cleansing of black Africans.
Suleiman May 21, 2014 - Rapid Support Forces (RSF) is the nickname for the same infamous notorious Janjaweed militias that the National Congress Party (NCP) regime utilised as a proxy to commit the heinous crimes of war, crimes against humanity and genocide in Darfur in the years 2004-2005.
The tribal militias known as Janjaweed were originally mobilized by the Sudanese government to quell the insurgency that broke out in Sudan's western region of Darfur in 2003.
The 1st VP called on the notorious Janjaweed militia leader to join the comprehensive political dialogue called for by Bashir last January in a live address to the nation.
SUDO UK said Sudan's western Darfur region had been the scene of a number of serious incidents of aggression involving security forces and the feared Janjaweed Arab militia.
FILE - Soldiers in a miltary unit calling themselves variously the Border Intelligence Division, Second Reconnaisance Brigade, or the Quick and the Horrible, also believed to form part of the Janjaweed militia, walk around the weekly animal market in Mistiria in North Darfur, Sudan (AP)
"Janjaweed groups almost certainly played a leading role in the most prominent attacks against UNAMID (in Khor Abeche on 13 July 2013 and in Muhajeria on 18/19 April 2013); the attackers fit the profile of some well-known Janjaweed elements.
However, several journalists said the newspapers were most likely being confiscated for publishing reports on Monday on the killing of a merchant at the hands of the pro-government Janjaweed militias in North Kordofan state capital city of El-Obeid.
February 3, 2014 (KHARTOUM) -- Sudan's opposition Popular Congress Party (PCP) has condemned the government for the acts of killing and terrorizing of innocent civilians committed by the Arab Janjaweed militias in Darfur and most recently in North Kordofan.
class="font-size--16 MsoNormal"The continuation of the barbarity and tampering with civilian's safety daily by Janjaweed (RSF) militias, coupled with not holding them accountable under any law or code of ethics, prove that the Transitional Military Council protects these militias," the committee said.