Rebel groups reject presidential decree for referendum in Darfur

Three Darfur armed movements have said that if a referendum is conducted for the Darfur region as decreed by Sudan's Presidednt Omar Al-Bashir, they will not recognize its outcome. Justice and Equality Movement, Sudan Liberation Movement, and Sudan Liberation Movement - Minni Minawi Faction have called on the people of Darfur to boycott the referendum.

Last week Al-Bashir had announced a referendum for Darfur to decide if the region would continue in its current state, or be united as one state.

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