January 21, 2008
Join the Janjaweed - competitive salaries available to successful applicants
Just found this fascinating passage in a panel of experts report to the U.N. Security Council from 30 January 2006 (the fourth link on the page):
40. Militia recruits were paid a relatively good salary for Darfur: $79 a month for a man on foot and $117 if he had a horse or a camel. Officers could get as much as $233. The weapons were provided in training camps.14 Training of all the newly recruited forces however was minimal.
Posted by aheavens at January 21, 2008 12:04 PM
Is it a protected or restricted link? I'm not able to look at it. Either way thanks for sharing the excerpt, indeed fascinating but scary as well. I guess it shouldn't be surprising, soldiering is one of the world's oldest professions right?
Posted by: Aaron Stewart at January 21, 2008 5:04 PM
Hi Aaron - good to hear from you again. Not sure why that link doesn't work. I have changed it to the UN Security Council's index page for its 'Team of Experts'. The report that the excerpt comes from is the fourth one on the list dated Jan 30 2006. All of them make interesting reading. Cheers. Andrew
Posted by: andrew at January 22, 2008 7:33 AM