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UN official calls for better Darfur access

The top U.N. humanitarian official called on Sunday for aid workers to be given better access to Sudan’s Darfur region, as agreed in a peace deal to end three years of fighting. U.N. Under-Secretary for Humanitarian Affairs Jan Egeland, on his first visit to Darfur since, he said, Sudan barred him from visiting last month, added that he would press rebel leaders outside the peace agreement to join it. Sudan’s government and the largest rebel group in Darfur, a faction of the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA), signed the agreement in Abuja, Nigeria, on Friday but two other factions have refused to do so. Full Story

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