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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Another method of ensuring control is to predict the probable motivations and actions of groups and arm them accordingly, as is used by the Sudanese government with the Janjeweed fighters.
(17.) For more on the Janjeweed, see Alex De Waal, "Darfur's Deep Grievances Defy All Hopes for an Easy Solution," The Observer, 25 July 2004; and International Crisis Group (ICG) "Darfur Rising: Sudan's New Crisis," ICG (Nairobi/Brussels: Africa Report No.
Many in the Janjeweeds consider themselves as victims of conspiracy of the government of Sudan and other forces in being dragged to this conflict.