Mali urges return of refugees

More than half a million people were displaced by violence between government forces and Tuareg rebels in 2012.

    The government of Mali has asked refugees who left the country in 2012 to return.

    A battle for power between government forces and Tuareg fighters drove many people to neighbouring countries, fearing for their lives.

    More than half a million people were forced from their homes.

    While most stayed in Mali, more than 180,000 headed for neighbouring Algeria, Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Niger.

    Al Jazeera's Rob Matheson reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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