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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Possibly they claim to be Misseriya but are supported by Janjiwid," he said referring to the pro-government predominantly-Arab militia which supports the Khartoum government.
Weapons supplied to the Sudanese government quickly found their way into the hands of Arab militias - known as Janjiwid - carrying out atrocities in the Darfur region, Mr Donovan said.
By saying that he wants to disarm the Janjiwid, he is trying to bypass the ceasefire that he is declaring.