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Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces Are Veterans Of The Genocide In Darfur

AFRICANGLOBE - Heavily armed and dressed in desert fatigues, Sudan's Rapid Support Forces (RSF) have made their presence felt in Khartoum since military generals cracked down on a long-running sit-in. Piled onto pickup trucks mounted with machine guns or patrolling the streets on foot, they are seen by some protesters as a new version of the infamous Janjaweed militias accused of horrific abuses in Darfur.

Arab Militias In Sudan Are Raping Men And Women Protesters

AFRICANGLOBE - Demonstrators in Sudan have been demanding a transition to a civilian government. An eyewitness reports on sexual atrocities committed during the dispersal of a sit-in outside the army's headquarters in Khartoum. The alleged perpetrators were members of a paramilitary unit, the "Rapid Support Forces" (RSF), part of the Sudanese security service. The RSF consist of the infamous Janjaweed militias, which are known to fight rebel groups on behalf of the army. They carried out countless human rights abuses during the civil war in Darfur. The Sudanese regime has been using them for years.