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The National Redemption Front
) is an alliance of fighting groups in Darfur
Darfur is a region in western Sudan. An independent sultanate for several hundred years, it was incorporated into Sudan by Anglo-Egyptian forces in 1916. The region is divided into three federal states: West Darfur, South Darfur, and North Darfur...
. According to their foundation declaration, the NRF consists of the Justice and Equality Movement
The Justice and Equality Movement is a rebel group involved in the Darfur conflict of Sudan, led by Khalil Ibrahim. Along with other rebel groups, such as the Sudan Liberation Movement , they are fighting against the Sudanese Government, including the government's proxy militia, the Janjaweed...
(JEM), a holdout faction of the Sudan Liberation Movement
The Sudan Liberation Movement/Army or is a Sudanese rebel group...
(SLM) and the Sudan Federal Democratic Alliance (SFDA). NRF opposes the Darfur Peace Agreement
There have been two Darfur Peace Agreements that have been signed between the Government of Sudan and Darfuri rebel groups which have intended to end the conflict that is taking place in the Darfur region of the Republic of Sudan.-Abuja Agreement :...
, signed by the SLA faction led by Minni Minnawi
Suliman Arcua Minnawi known as "Minni Minnawi" is the leader of the what once was the largest faction of the Sudanese Liberation Army until it was weakened by dissention and infighting...
and the Sudanese government on May 5. The group was formed in late June 2006 after the Abuja Agreement and is led by Ahmed Diraige
Ahmad Ibrahim Diraige is the former governor of the Sudanese province of Darfur and current head of the National Redemption Front alliance of rebel groups in the Darfur conflict.-Governorship:Diraige is a Fur, born to a shartai...
The NRF represents a substantial portion of the fighting forces in Darfur. African Union, the Sudanese government and other international "partners" in the Darfur Peace Agreement do not recognize their abstention from signing the peace agreement as legitimate.