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Darfur Votes in Referendum Amid Boycott

Voting is underway this week in Sudan's Darfur region on a controversial referendum over whether to unify Darfur’s five states into a single administrative unit. The exclusion of voters displaced by fighting since 2003 has many questioning the credibility of the poll.   Sudan’s government has carved up the Darfur region twice, in 1994 and 2012, creating five states there. Khartoum is in favor of preserving the status quo.   But proponents of unification say it will give...

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