Mali refugees split over value of vote

Refugees divided over whether election could usher in new era of peace in West African nation.

    Malians have cast their votes for a new president they hope will usher in a new era of peace in the West African nation.

    Polls closed shortly after 6pm on Sunday in a run-off that pits Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, a former prime minister, against Soumaila Cisse, a former finance minister.

    But refugees in the country are divided over whether the vote could lead to an improvement in their conditions.

    Al Jazeera's Mohamed Vall reports from Bassikinou.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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