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Sudan's Darfur Votes on Political Future, Rebels Cry Foul

Darfur is began voting on Monday in a referendum on whether to reunite the states of their arid western region into one entity, a poll that Sudan says will settle a contentious issue at the heart of the long-running conflict. The Sudanese government's decision to split Darfur into three states in 1994 helped fuel discontent that erupted into fighting in 2003 — rebels and many from the large Fur tribe said the break-up allowed Khartoum to divide and rule...

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