25 Apr 2023

Who are the RSF paramilitary group fighting Sudan’s armed forces?

International Editor

The history of Sudan’s rebel Rapid Support Forces (RSF) has less to do with support and more with bloodshed and terror.

The paramilitary group sprang from one of Africa’s most widely feared militias, the Janjaweed – the armed force, which was created by the Sudanese government to suppress a rebellion in Darfur twenty years ago.