UN: Aid chief due to visit Darfur

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His five-day visit comes amid signs the government may allow a UN peacekeeping force into the war-torn area.

On Friday Khartoum and the largest rebel group in Darfur signed a peace deal. Two smaller rebel groups rejected the agreement, after talks in Nigeria.

The three-year conflict has killed about 200,000 people and left about two million homeless.

UN Emergency Relief Co-ordinator Mr Egeland is due to go to Darfur on Sunday, in the first visit by a UN official to the region since the peace deal was signed.

Source: BBC News