Sudan's former dictator, Omar al-Bashir, may finally meet his long-awaited fate at the International Criminal Court. But the Janjaweed, the military force he formed to terrorize civilians in Darfur, is still tearing the region apart, OZY reports. Now called the Rapid Support Forces, fighters under the command of powerful warlord Hemedti are scorching villages, committing sexual violence and killing locals with impunity. The RSF is even poisoning the land itself through its harmful gold-mining operations.
Can they be stopped? Much depends on whether a joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force will stick around beyond this year.