Bangui, Central African Republic – (African Boulevard News) – Reports have emerged suggesting that the Russian paramilitary group, Wagner, is suspected of backing Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces from the Central African Republic (CAR).
According to sources, the US and French intelligence services have recently intercepted information suggesting that Wagner has sent light weapons and anti-aircraft guns from the CAR to the Rapid Support Forces in Sudan. Experts believe that the weapons may be used to support the ongoing conflict in Darfur.
For those unfamiliar with the situation, the Rapid Support Forces have been accused of multiple human rights violations in the past, including war crimes and genocide. The group was formed in 2013 by General Mohamed Hamdan “Hemeti” Dagolo and has been involved in the conflict in Darfur since then.
This alleged link between Wagner and the Rapid Support Forces has raised concerns about the role of Russian mercenaries in African conflicts, particularly in countries like Sudan where there is an ongoing struggle for power.
While Wagner has not officially confirmed or denied these allegations, some experts believe that the paramilitary group may be seeking to expand its operations in Africa by supporting armed groups like the Rapid Support Forces.
“The involvement of Russian mercenaries in African conflicts is a cause for concern, particularly given the history of human rights abuses by the Rapid Support Forces,” said one expert on African politics.
The situation in Sudan has been volatile for several years, and reports suggest that the Rapid Support Forces have committed multiple human rights violations in their efforts to maintain control over the country. The addition of weapons and support from Wagner could further escalate the conflict and lead to even more violence and instability in the region.
As this situation continues to unfold, it is clear that the international community must remain vigilant and hold those responsible for human rights abuses accountable. The use of mercenaries and paramilitary groups in conflicts is a growing concern, and it is essential that we work together to find solutions that can help prevent further violence and instability in vulnerable regions like Africa.