Statement by President Joe Biden on the Occasion of Eid al-Adha

JULY 19, 2021 STATEMENTS AND RELEASES Jill and I send our warmest greetings to those celebrating Eid al-Adha around the world. The Eid traditions and Hajj rituals of providing for those less fortunate in commemoration of Abraham and his son’s devotion to God carry a special meaning this year as we continue to navigate the ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy, Bamako, Mali – June 24, 2021

Location: Monument de l’Indépendance, Bamako  Event: The platform “Yerewolo Debout sur Les Remparts” has called for a demonstration to demand the departure of French forces in Mali, and to show support for the transition government.  The demonstration is expected take place at the Monument de L’indépendance on Friday, June 25, at 2:00 PM. Demonstrations sometimes ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy, Bamako, Mali

Location: Cité Administrative, Bourse du Travail, and Monument de l’Indépendance, Bamako Event: Civil society organizations are planning a sit-in at Cité Administrative on Tuesday, June 22, at 09:00 AM to denounce the cost of living in Mali.  Additionally, “Mouvement Républicain” and “Mouvement Faso Ni Dambe” are planning a march from the Bourse du Travail to ... Read More»

In Commemoration of Juneteenth

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JUNE 18, 2021 Juneteenth, or June 19, is a reflective day to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. On January 1, 1863, President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation to abolish slavery. Yet it wasn’t until two and a half years later, on June 19, ... Read More»

10th Anniversary of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JUNE 16, 2021 Share Today marks the tenth anniversary of the unanimous endorsement by the UN Human Rights Council of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). These principles recognize a three-pronged approach to protecting human rights in the context of business activity: States ... Read More»

President Biden Announces Historic Vaccine Donation: Half a Billion Pfizer Vaccines to the World’s Lowest-Income Nations

The White House June 10, 2021 Statements and Releases 500 million life-saving vaccines to be delivered by June of next year, including 200 million to be delivered by the end of 2021 Donation will serve as the foundation for a coordinated effort by the world’s democracies to vaccinate people around the world   Today, President Biden will announce ... Read More»

Malian Leaders Prepare for Prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship

U.S. Ambassador Dennis Hankins joined Mali’s 2021 Mandela Washington Fellowship recipients to discuss U.S. engagement in Africa and the critical role youth will play in shaping the continent’s future. The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), created in 2014 to deepen the United States’ engagement with youth ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy, Bamako, Mali

Location: Monument de l’Independance, Bamako Event: Various civil society and political groups are calling for demonstrations on June 3 and 4 in Bamako in support of the transition government. The demonstration on Thursday, June 3 is expected to occur at 3:00 PM. The demonstration on Friday, June 4 is expected to occur at 2:00 PM. Both demonstrations ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy, Bamako, Mali

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy, Bamako, Mali – May 28, 2021 Location: Bourse du Travail, Bamako Event: The National Youth Movement for the Support of Cooperation Mali-Russia (MNJSC Mali-Russia) is calling for a demonstration to demand a Mali-Russia defense agreement.  The demonstration is slated to occur at 2:00 PM on Friday, May 28, 2021, in ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy, Bamako, Mali

Location: Bamako Event: The security situation in Bamako remains calm, the airport is operational, and the U.S. Embassy continues to provide routine consular services.  According to the Ministry of Security and Civil Protection, there is no curfew in place, and Mali’s air and land borders remain open. We encourage U.S. citizens to monitor local media ... Read More»

On the Situation in Mali

PRESS STATEMENT NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON MAY 26, 2021 The United States strongly condemns the detention of civilian leaders of Mali’s transition government. We support the May 24 joint statement   of ECOWAS and the African Union, and we are working closely with the local transition monitoring committee and other international actors to seek the immediate and unconditional release of those detained and resumption of ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy, Bamako, Mali

Location: Bamako  Event: The U.S. Embassy has received reports of increased military activity in Bamako.  U.S. citizens are encouraged to avoid non-essential travel inside the city at this time, and monitor local media for updates. U.S. citizens are advised to: Exercise caution if in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests Do not attempt to ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Services

Bamako, Mali – May 24, 2021 On June 1, 2021, the United States Embassy in Bamako, Mali, will resume nonimmigrant visa services for all classes of nonimmigrant visas.  While the Embassy aims to interview and process cases as soon as practicable, increased wait times are likely due to substantial backlogs.  For visa appointment information, please ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy in Bamako will host for the Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) for U.S. Citizens on June 3, 2021

U.S. Citizens in Mali:  We are pleased to announce that the U.S. Embassy in Bamako will be a local host for the Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) on June 3, 2021.  The FSOT is an important step in the application process to join the Department of State’s Foreign Service Officer career path.  The test is offered 3 or ... Read More»

Statement by President Joe Biden on the Occasion of World Press Freedom Day

MAY 03, 2021 •  STATEMENTS AND RELEASES Thirty years ago today, in the face of constant pressure and violence, African journalists came together to issue the Windhoek Declaration, which asserted that, “[t]he establishment, maintenance and fostering of an independent, pluralistic and free press is essential to the development and maintenance of democracy in a nation, and for economic development.”  ... Read More»

World Press Freedom Day

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MAY 2, 2021 Share Tomorrow, the United States joins the international community in celebrating World Press Freedom Day.  Information and knowledge are powerful tools, and a free and independent press is the core institution connecting publics to the information they need to advocate for themselves, make informed decisions, and hold governmental officials accountable.  The ... Read More»

Secretary Antony J. Blinken Virtual Discussion with Alumni of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI)

VIDEO REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE RECORDED ON APRIL 8, 2021 WASHINGTON, D.C. APRIL 27, 2021 Share MS KENEWENDO:  A very good morning to you, Mr. Secretary.  We are very pleased to be with you this afternoon on our side, and I am being joined by several YALI alumni, so the Young African Leaders Initiative.  And they are all looking forward ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy, Bamako, Mali

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy, Bamako, Mali – April 28, 2021 Location: Energy of Mali (EDM) Headquarters Events: The group called the Coalition of Victims of Repetitive Power Cuts has called for a sit-in on Thursday, April 29 at 10:00 AM in front of the Energy of Mali (EDM) headquarters.  This is the second planned ... Read More»

U.S. Naval Forces-Africa’s FAST conducts cross-continent exercise

By U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa / U.S. Sixth Fleet Public Affairs ROTA, Spain ,   – The U.S. continues to partner with G5 Sahel countries (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger), French forces, and other international partners to fight against violent extremism across the Sahel. U.S. Sailors and Marines assigned to Fleet Antiterrorism Security ... Read More»

American Center Bamako Reopens with a Focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

April 13, 2021— The American Center in Bamako reopened on a limited basis beginning April 13 after being closed to the public for one year during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  The Center is now open to a maximum of eleven patrons every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoon. To promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) ... Read More»

Auction Advertisement

The Embassy of the United States of America, ACI 2000, Rue 243, will have an online auction sale of residential and office furniture, appliances and 1 water truck  on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 4 PM until Thursday April 22, 2021, at 4pm. Photographs of the items for sale are available for online viewing and all ... Read More»

The Embassy of the U.S. presents condolences on the passing of Sidi Brahim Ould Sidatt

The Embassy of the United States of America in Mali offers its sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of Sidi Brahim Ould Sidatt, the president of the Coordination of Azawad Movements (CMA). We condemn in the strongest terms this act of violence. We support the Malian transition government’s commitment to a full investigation ... Read More»

Notice of Funding Opportunity

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY BAMAKO  Funding Opportunity Title: Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program Deadline for Applications: July 5, 2021 Type of Funding:  Economic Support Funds under the Foreign Assistance Act FY 2020 Maximum for Each Award: $10,000  PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The U.S. Embassy in Bamako, Mali, announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications ... Read More»

Celebration of Ramadan

VIDEO REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE APRIL 12, 2021 Today, I wish all Muslims in the United States and around the world a blessed Ramadan. Ramadan is a season of reflection, prayer, charity, fasting, and community. Many Muslims at home and abroad will again celebrate this Ramadan differently through virtual gatherings and digital interaction due ... Read More»

Ambassador Hankins Joins Minister of Youth and Sport for Closing of U.S-Funded Kati Girls’ Soccer Tournament

United States Embassy in Mali Press Statement  No: 6-EN   Bamako, Mali, April 8, 2021  U.S. Ambassador Dennis B. Hankins delivered the opening kick of the championship game of the Kati Girls’ Soccer Tournament, the only girls’ inter-school soccer tournament in Mali.  Aiming to build confidence, discipline, and leadership among girls and empower them to participate ... Read More»

2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Mali

BUREAU OF DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND LABOR TRANSLATIONS  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ANNOUNCEMENT: The Department of State will release an addendum to this report in mid 2021 that expands the subsection on Women in Section 6 to include a broader range of issues related to reproductive rights.​ Mali has a constitutional democratic system that was upended on August 18-19 when members of the military overthrew the ... Read More»

Secretary Antony J. Blinken On Release of the 2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

REMARKS TO THE PRESS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE PRESS BRIEFING ROOM WASHINGTON, D.C. MARCH 30, 2021 MR PRICE:  Good afternoon.  Today I have the privilege of welcoming back to the press briefing room Secretary Blinken.  It’s especially a privilege today because the Secretary, as you know, is here to unveil the  2020 Human Rights Report . Secretary Blinken will have a statement; he’ll ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy and Malian Minister Engage Young Female Filmmakers

United States Embassy in Mali Press Statement   Bamako, Mali, March 25, 2021 U.S. Embassy Bamako invited Mali’s Minister for the Promotion of Women, Children, and Families Bouaré Bintou Foune Samaké to join a breakfast conversation with ten rising Malian female filmmakers.  The event aimed to foster conversations about how to creatively use film as ... Read More»

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale’s Remarks to the International Coalition for the Sahel Ministerial

DAVID HALE, UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS MARCH 19, 2021 Let me start by joining others in expressing condolences for the loss of life in the recent horrific attacks in Mali and Niger. Secretary Blinken is in Alaska. He regrets he could not join you today and sends his best wishes. As Secretary Blinken said ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy, Bamako, Mali

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy, Bamako, Mali – March 22, 2021 Location: Bamako and throughout Mali Event: The Public Transportation Union and the Association of Markets have announced a plan to observe a 72-hour nationwide strike effective at midnight tonight, March 22-23.  The strike is a call for measures to address living expenses, a new ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy, Bamako, Mali

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy, Bamako, Mali – March 18, 2021 Location:  Bamako, Mali  Event: The U.S. Embassy in Mali has received information indicating that a terrorist attack in Bamako may be imminent, possibly targeting diplomatic facilities or relatively vulnerable targets, such as hotels. The Department of State’s travel advisory for Mali recommends that U.S. ... Read More»

The United States extends its deepest condolences to families of victims of the attack against Malian armed forces

The Embassy of the United States offers its deepest condolences to the families of the victims of the cowardly attack on members of the Malian Armed Forces (FAMa) at Tessit.  We pray for a quick and full recovery of the injured. We condemn in the strongest terms the terrorist attack of March 15, 2021, which ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – Bamako, Mali – March 13, 2021

Location: Modibo Keita Memorial Events: Activists against the implementation of the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali (the Algiers Accord), including the Front du Refus de la mise en oeuvre de l’Accord d’Alger (FRAA) and Songhoy Chaawara Batoo, have planned a demonstration for March 13 at 4:00 PM at the Modibo Keita Memorial.   Local ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Launches Women’s Leadership and Reading Club in Bamako

The U.S. Embassy in Mali is pleased to announce the launch of its Women’s leadership and reading Club’s activities this week at the National Library of Mali. The launch ceremony of this Club, initiated by the American Center of Bamako, was attended by the Director of the National Library of Mali, the Director of the ... Read More»

A Proclamation on Women’s History Month, 2021

MARCH 01, 2021•  PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS Each year, Women’s History Month offers an important opportunity for us to shine a light on the extraordinary legacy of trailblazing American women and girls who have built, shaped, and improved upon our Nation. Throughout American history, women and girls have made vital contributions, often in the face of discrimination and undue ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – Bamako, Mali

Demonstration Alert – Bamako, Mali – March 6, 2021 Location: “Maison des Aines” in ACI2000 Events: The June 5 Movement-Rally of Patriotic Forces (M5-RFP) has called for a meeting on Saturday, March 6 at 4:00 PM. The event will take place at the “Maison des Aines” in ACI2000. The event is approved by local authorities. ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Welcomes Fulbright Alumni Back to Mali, Launches Anniversary Celebration

United States Embassy in Mali Press Statement Bamako, Mali, February 17, 2021 U.S. Ambassador Dennis Hankins presented certificates to the eight most recent Fulbright Educational Exchange alumni during a ceremony on February 17.  Ambassador Hankins recognized the achievements of Ms. Assanatou Mahamadou, Dr. Kahirou Diakité, Dr. Amadou Hamadoun Dicko, Dr. Mamadou Seriba Doumbia, Mr. Mohamed ... Read More»

Security Alert – Bamako, Mali – February 17, 2021

Location: Bamako, Mali Event: The Malian Transport Union has called for a countrywide strike on Wednesday, February 17. Unionized transporters (taxis, trucks, Sotrama taxi-vans, motorcycle taxis) will stop working and shopkeepers will be expected to support the strike by closing their businesses. The strike is expected to affect services in Bamako. Tensions may occur between ... Read More»

Signature of Memorandum of Understanding to Renew Collaborative Biomedical Research between the United States and Mali

Press Release U.S. Ambassador Dennis Hankins and Malian Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Amadou Keita signed on February 16, 2021, a Memorandum of Understanding to renew the collaborative biomedical research program between U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the University of Sciences, Techniques and Technologies of Bamako (USTTB).  This partnership has made ... Read More»

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated: 07/19/2021 ***  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in ... Read More»

United States Embassy in Mali Launch of the 2022 Fulbright and Hubert H. Humphrey Exchange Programs

The United States Embassy is seeking qualified Malian candidates to pursue graduate studies or to carry out research and professional development programs in the United States. Please see the below information on the exchange programs and application submission instructions. The deadline for submitting applications is March 31, 2021. For more information, please visit the scholarships and exchanges page . ... Read More»

2022 HUMPHREY FELLOWSHIP For Professional Development in the United States

SELECTION CRITERIA AND APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS  The U.S. Embassy in Bamako seeks qualified applicants to pursue professional development in the United States under the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, which must be in the eligible fields below. The Humphrey Fellowship program is a competitive scholarship for mid-level professionals from around the world who have shown a ... Read More»

FY 2022 FULBRIGHT VISITING SCHOLARS PROGRAM

SELECTION CRITERIA AND APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS The U.S. Embassy in Mali is pleased to launch the competition for the 2022-2023 Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program. The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program provides grants to conduct post-doctoral research at U.S. institutions for time periods ranging from an academic semester to a full academic year. We accept candidates in all ... Read More»

FY 2022 FULBRIGHT FOREIGN STUDENT PROGRAM

SELECTION CRITERIA The U.S. Embassy in Mali is pleased to launch the 2021-2022 Fulbright Foreign Student application cycle. The Fulbright Foreign Student Program provides scholarships for students to obtain a master’s degree from an accredited U.S. university starting the fall of 2022. We accept candidates in all fields of study. All applicants should review further ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy donates more COVID-19 supplies to Malian Minister of Health

As the world continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased to work with our Malian partners in that effort.  Ambassador Hankins joined the Minister of Health and Social Development, Dr. Fanta Siby, to donate supplies from the American people to the Malian people. COVID-19 test kits test kits will detect Malians who are infected and ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – Bamako, Mali – January 20 and 21, 2021

Locations: Monument de l’Indépendance and Djelibougou  Events: A demonstration is planned for Wednesday, January 20 at 2 pm. The demonstration will be held at the Monument de l’Indépendance. The purpose of this demonstration is to demand the removal of French “Barkhane” forces deployed in Mali. This demonstration has not yet been approved by the host ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – Bamako, Mali – January 14, 2021

Location: Multiple locations in Bamako Event:  The Collective for the Defense of the Republic (CDR) is calling for three sit-ins on Thursday, January 14, at 2:00 PM. The purpose of these demonstrations is to demand the release of activist Mohamed Youssouf Bathily, also known as Ras Bath.  The sit-ins will occur simultaneously at the following ... Read More»

Statement by Ambassador Dennis B. Hankins

Storming of the United States Capitol January 8, 2021 The United States Congress has completed its Constitutionally mandated count of the Electoral College vote and affirmed the election of Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Kamala D. Harris. They will be sworn into office and a peaceful transfer of power will occur on January 20, 2021. ... Read More»

Security Alert – Threat Information: Possible Attack in Bamako – U.S. Embassy, Bamako, Mali

Location: Bamako, Mali Event: The U.S. Embassy in Mali reminds U.S. citizens that terrorist and armed groups continue plotting attacks in Mali and may be planning attacks over the 2021 New Year’s holiday. Attacks can occur with little or no warning, targeting night clubs, hotels, restaurants, places of worship, Western diplomatic missions, and other locations ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy hosts a virtual panel to discuss impact of COVID-19 on fight against GBV

The United States has a strong interest in preventing and responding to gender-based violence around the world. Last week, as part of its outreach activities for the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) campaign that kicked off on 25 November corresponding to the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the U.S. Embassy in Mali hosted a virtual ... Read More»

On the Occasion of International Anticorruption Day and International Human Rights Day

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson December 10, 2020 On the occasion of International Anticorruption Day and International Human Rights Day, the Department of State and the Department of the Treasury announced sanctions designations and visa restrictions on perpetrators of corruption and serious human rights abuse.  Below is a summary of  these actions taken pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) ... Read More»

The American People Invest in Mali’s Health Systems

PRESS RELEASE December 10, 2020 Bamako, Mali – The United States and Mali share a belief that a healthy population is essential to building a stronger, more prosperous nation.  The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is celebrating the contributions of two major health programs that have achieved great successes, and is announcing a ... Read More»

Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program

The U.S. Embassy Bamako Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. Please carefully follow all the instructions in the Annual Program Statement document and submit your complete proposal to PASBamako@state.gov .  All received proposals will be reviewed according to the deadline schedule listed ... Read More»

Funding Opportunity: Julia Taft Refugee Fund for FY 2021

Date Open: December 11, 2020 Closing Date: December 28, 2020 CFDA: 19.517 – Overseas Refugee Assistance Programs for Africa Funding Instrument: Grant Award Amount: $25,000 Background and funding opportunity description U.S. Embassy Bamako in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) is pleased to welcome proposals via the Julia Taft Refugee Fund ... Read More»

Keneya Nieta: USAID/Mali Invests in Healthy Communities

FOR RELEASE December 3, 2020 Bamako, Mali – The United States and Mali share a belief that a healthy population is essential to building a stronger, more prosperous nation. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has issued a $55 million award for Keneya Nieta to improve community health in Mali over the next ... Read More»

Ending HIV/AIDS in Mali and Worldwide: Resilience and Impact

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 1, 2020 Seventeen years ago, when the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) began, HIV was a death sentence in many parts of the world.  Now, we have the opportunity to control this disease for which there is no vaccine or cure.  December 1, World AIDS Day, we remember ... Read More»

CULTIVATING HOPE: FEED THE FUTURE IN MALI

Monday, November 23, 2020 – Today marks the start of Feed the Future Week, highlighting progress made in addressing the root causes of poverty, hunger and malnutrition in the global effort to end hunger. This year, the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative commemorates its 10-year anniversary and a decade of impact, including seven years ... Read More»

The Embassy of the United States presents its condolences following the passing away of ATT

The Embassy of the United States learned with deep sorrow of the passing of Amadou Toumani Toure, commonly known as ATT, former President of the Republic of Mali, on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. On this painful occasion, we extend our deepest condolences to the family of the illustrious deceased and to the people of Mali. ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – Bamako, Mali – October 28, 2020

Location:Grande Mosquée de Bamako  Event:The High Islamic Council is calling for a rally to denounce the French President at the Grande Mosquée de Bamako on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at 2:00 pm. Demonstrations sometimes turn violent, resulting in the burning of tires, clashes with the police, blockage on the roads and bridges, throwing of rocks ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – Bamako, Mali – October 16, 2020

Location: Monument de l’Indépendance and Ministry of Higher Education Event: The Platform for the Awakening and Reform of the Association of Malian Students (CRR-AEEM) is calling for a march tomorrow, Friday, October 16, at 10:00 AM.  The march is expected to begin at the Monument de l’Indépendance and end at the Ministry of Higher Education, ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – Bamako, Mali – October 15, 2020

Location: Monument de l’Indépendance and Cité Administrative Event: The march by Mali’s Autonomous Union of Civil Administrators (SYNAC) and the Workers’ Union of the Ministry of Territorial Administration (SYLTMAT) to be held on October 14 is now scheduled to take place on October 15 at 8:00 AM. The march is expected to begin at the ... Read More»

Voting Message for U.S. Citizens – Bamako, Mali – October 13, 2020

U.S. citizens voting overseas: Don’t wait, return your ballot right away!  Drop off your absentee ballot at U.S. Embassy Bamako by October 15, 2020, to allow time for forwarding to the United States.  Ballots received after that date will be forwarded but may arrive too late to be counted.  Please check the regulations of the ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – Bamako, Mali – October 14, 2020

Location: Monument de l’Indépendance and Cité Administrative Event: Mali’s Autonomous Union of Civil Administrators (SYNAC) and the Workers’ Union of the Ministry of Territorial Administration (SYLTMAT) are calling for a march on October 14 at 8:00 AM. The march is expected to begin at the Monument de l’Indépendance and end at Cité Administrative. Demonstrations sometimes ... Read More»

The United States Welcomes the Liberation of Soumaila Cissé 

US Embassy, Bamako Mali October 6, 2020 The Embassy of the United States in Bamako extends its best wishes to the family of Soumaila Cisse, now that they are reunited. The Malian nation has long awaited this day and the Malian people have kept Mr. Cisse and his family in their hearts and in their ... Read More»

U.S. Response to Establishment of a Transitional Government in Mali

Press Statement Morgan Ortagus, Department Spokesperson October 3, 2020 The United States views the establishment of a transitional government in the Republic of Mali as an initial step towards a return to constitutional order. We urge the transitional government to honor its commitments to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), including holding democratic ... Read More»

Travel of Special Envoy for the Sahel Region Dr. J. Peter Pham to Mali

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 Special Envoy for the Sahel Region Dr. J. Peter Pham will travel to Bamako, Mali from September 30 to October 3. The Special Envoy will meet with the transitional government as well as civil society, religious leaders, and officials from the United Nations, African Union, G5 Sahel and the diplomatic ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – Bamako, Mali – October 2, 2020

Demonstration Alert – Bamako, Mali – October 2, 2020 Location: Monument de l’Indépendance Event: Supporters of Malian singer Sidiki Diabaté, who was recently detained on a charge of assault, are planning a demonstration on Friday, October 2 at 2:00 PM at the Monument de l’Indépendance to demand his release. Demonstrations sometimes turn violent, resulting in ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – Bamako, Mali – September 26, 2020

Location: Monument de l’Indépendance to Centre Awa Event: The “platform against gender-based violence” is planning a march on Saturday, September 26, at 8:00 AM to support victims of gender-based violence.  The march is planned to start at the Monument de l’Indépendance and end at Centre Awa. Demonstrations sometimes turn violent, resulting in the burning of ... Read More»

The United States and Mali Celebrate 60 Years of Friendship and Partnership

In 1960, in the midst of Africa’s independence movement, seventeen colonial administrations made the transition to independent states. The new nations and their supporters were united in their quest for respect and self-determination.  On September 22, 1960, the Republic of Mali came into existence. Two days later, the United States became the second nation to ... Read More»

Mali National Day Message

United States Department of State Washington, D.C. 20520 Statement by Secretary Pompeo   September 22, 2020 On behalf of the United States Government and the American people, I congratulate the people of Mali on the 60th anniversary of your independence. On this day, we reflect on the aspirations of all Malians for a better future. ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – Bamako, Mali

Location: Monument de l’Independance Event: The movement “France Dégage” has called for a rally on Tuesday, September 22, at 2:00 PM at the Monument de l’Indépendance to denounce France’s involvement in Mali’s political affairs. Spontaneous demonstrations are also possible in other areas of Mali.  Demonstrations sometimes turn violent, resulting in the burning of tires, clashes ... Read More»

International Day of Democracy

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State September 14, 2020 In recognition of the International Day of Democracy on September 15, we reaffirm the right of every citizen to take part in the processes of democratic self-governance. Democracies are accountable to their citizens. They respect the Rule of Law, protect lives and property, and ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – Bamako, Mali – September 15 and 17, 2020

Location: Monument de l’Independance and the French Embassy  Event: The U.S. Embassy has heard reports that the Mouvement Populaire du 4 Septembre (MP4) has called for a rally on Tuesday, September 15, at 2:00 PM at the Monument de l’Independance to express support for Mali’s de facto authority, the National Committee for the Salvation of ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy, Bamako, Mali

Location: Bamako, Mali Event: The U.S. Embassy has received reports of clashes between security forces and protesters near and around the Centre International de Conferences de Bamako (CICB) and the Monument de l’Independance.  Security forces are using tear gas to disperse protesters and vehicle access is being restricted in the area.  National consultations are expected ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – Bamako, Mali

Location: Monument de l’Independance Event: The U.S. Embassy has heard reports that the group Mouvement Populaire du 4 Septembre has announced plans for a demonstration at 2:00 p.m. along Boulevard de l’Independance.  Tents and loudspeakers were observed at the Monument de l’Independance.  Spontaneous demonstrations are also possible in other areas of Mali. These demonstrations sometimes ... Read More»

DEADLINE EXTENSION: Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Small Grants Program

The U.S. Embassy in Bamako, Mali, has extended the deadline to submit applications for the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help (SSH) Small Grants Program. Applications are due by Friday, September 11. Please carefully follow all instructions in the Notice of Funding Opportunity (PDF 514 KB). The Ambassador’s Special Self-Help (SSH) Program is a grassroots grant assistance program that allows U.S. embassies to ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – Bamako, Mali – August 22, 2020

Location: Bourse du Travail Event: The U.S. Embassy has heard reports of a violent clash of protesters and counter protesters at the Bourse du Travail (north of the Monument de l’Independance).  Security forces are on the scene and deploying tear gas to disperse both groups.  Spontaneous demonstrations are also possible in other areas of Mali. ... Read More»

Security Alert – Bamako, Mali

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy, Bamako, Mali – August 21, 2020 Location: Bamako, Mali Event: The U.S. Embassy is aware of the implementation of a nationwide curfew from midnight to 5:00 am.  While Malian air and land borders were re-opened Friday, August 21, ECOWAS countries announced a closure of their air and land borders with ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert — Bamako, Mali

Location: Monument de l’Independance Event: The group Mouvement du 5 Juin – Rassemblement des Forces Patriotiques (M5-RFP) has called for a demonstration on August 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm. Spontaneous demonstrations are also possible in other areas of Mali.  This event has not yet been authorized by the local authorities. These demonstrations sometimes turn violent ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – Bamako, Mali – August 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Location: Monument de l’Independance Event: The group Mouvement du 5 Juin – Rassemblement des Forces Patriotiques (M5-RFP) has called for a demonstration on August 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm. Spontaneous demonstrations are also possible in other areas of Mali.  This event has not yet been authorized by the local authorities. These demonstrations sometimes turn violent ... Read More»

Security Alert – Bamako, Mali

Location: Bamako, Mali Event: The U.S. Embassy is aware of the implementation of a nationwide curfew from 9:00 pm to 5:00 am and the closure of Malian air and land borders until further notice.  The Modibo Keita International Airport in Bamako is closed and commercial flights have been suspended.  Sporadic gunfire in Bamako was reported ... Read More»

Security Alert – Bamako, Mali

Location: Bamako and Kati, Mali Event: The U.S. Embassy is aware of gunfire and unrest in the area of Kati, as well as ongoing police/military operations in Bamako.  There have been multiple reports of gunfire throughout the city as well as reports of soldiers driving in trucks and firing their weapons in the air.  There ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy, Bamako, Mali

Location: Bamako and Kati Mali Event: The U.S. Embassy is aware of gunfire and unrest in the area of Kati, as well as ongoing police/military operations in Bamako.  There are also reports of demonstrators gathering at the Monument de l’Independance.  The U.S. recommends all U.S. citizens avoid these areas, if possible.  Likewise, the U.S. Embassy ... Read More»

Security Alert – Bamako, Mali

Location: Bamako and Kati, Mali Event: The U.S. Embassy is aware of gunfire and unrest in the area of Kati, as well as ongoing police/military operations in Bamako.  There are also reports of demonstrators gathering at the Monument de l’Independance.  The U.S. recommends all U.S. citizens avoid these areas, if possible.  Likewise, the U.S. Embassy ... Read More»

USAID Awards $4 Million to WFP for COVID-19 in Mali

PRESS RELEASE August 17, 2020 Bamako, Mali – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has issued a $4 million grant to the World Food Program (WFP) in Mali to help mitigate the negative effects of COVID-19. The award will provide food assistance to more than 196 thousand food insecure Malians in Kayes, Bamako, ... Read More»

Malian Alumni Support Community Development 

Building on the skills gained during their American experiences, Malian alumni of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs continue to garner a strong community reputation. Alone or in groups, each and every one in his field of competence contribute to the sustainable development of Mali and their communities. Recently, three of them, all former participants in the Pan Africa ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – Bamako, Mali

Location: Monument de l’Independance Event: The group Mouvement du 5 Juin – Rassemblement des Forces Patriotiques has called for protests on August 11, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Spontaneous demonstrations are also possible throughout Bamako. These demonstrations sometimes turn violent resulting in the burning of tires, clashes with the police, blockage on the roads and bridges, ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

Location: Mali Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response The Government of Mali has announced that as of August 5, 2020 there are 2,546 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mali, including 124 deaths and 1,950 recoveries. The government announced the resumption of commercial air travel effective July 25, 2020 and the reopening of land borders to passenger traffic on July ... Read More»

On the Occasion of Eid al-Adha

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State July 31, 2020 On the occasion of Eid al-Adha, we wish Muslims in the United States and around the world Eid Mubarak.  Eid al-Adha is a time for compassion, generosity, and sacrifice – values demonstrated by Abraham’s commitment to God.  Eid marks the end of Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca normally performed ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – Bamako, Mali – August 3, 2020

Location: Bamako, Mali Event: The group Mouvement du 5 Juin – Rassemblement des Forces Patriotiques has called for a resumption of protests starting on August 3, 2020. Spontaneous demonstrations are possible throughout Bamako. These demonstrations sometimes turn violent resulting in the burning of tires, clashes with the police, blockage on the roads and bridges, throwing ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – Bamako, Mali

Location: Bamako, Mali  Event: The group Mouvement du 5 Juin – Rassemblement des Forces Patriotiques has called for a resumption of protests starting on August 3, 2020. Spontaneous demonstrations are possible throughout Bamako. These demonstrations sometimes turn violent resulting in the burning of tires, clashes with the police, blockage on the roads and bridges, throwing ... Read More»

Health Alert U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

Health Alert U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali July 29, 2020 Location: Mali Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response The Government of Mali has announced that as of July 28, 2020 there are 2,520 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mali, including 124 deaths and 1,919 recoveries. The government announced the resumption of commercial air travel effective July 25, 2020 and the ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

Location: Mali Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response The Government of Mali has announced that as of July 20, 2020 there are 2,475 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mali, including 121 deaths and 1,851 recoveries. The Government of Mali has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  The government has prohibited flights coming from countries ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – Bamako, Mali

Location: Bamako, Mali Event: The group Mouvement du 5 Juin – Rassemblement des Forces Patriotiques has cancelled its demonstration scheduled for July 17, 2020 at the Monument de l’Independence, but called for continued civil disobedience on July 17. Spontaneous demonstrations are possible throughout Bamako. These demonstrations sometimes turn violent resulting in the burning of tires, ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali – July 15, 2020 Location: Mali Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response The Government of Mali has announced that as of July 14, 2020 there are 2,423 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mali, including 121 deaths and 1,748 recoveries. The Government of Mali has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread ... Read More»

Statement from the U.S. Embassy

The United States Embassy in Bamako extends its condolences to the bereaved family and friends of those whose lives were lost in recent demonstrations. We wish those injured a swift and full recovery. We encourage all Malians to work constructively to respect fundamental human rights and preserve the rule of law. We call on Malian ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy, Bamako, Mali

Location:  Bamako, Mali Event: Demonstrations and civil disobedience continue in the Badalobougou neighborhood and throughout Bamako. Many of these demonstrations have turned violent resulting in the burning of tires, clashes with the police, blockage on the roads and bridges, the deployment of tear gas, and small arms fire. There have been reports of several deaths and injuries. ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – Bamako, Mali – Continued Demonstrations on Tuesday July 14, 2020

Location: Bamako, Mali Event: The group Mouvement du 5 Juin – Rassemblement des Forces Patriotiques has called for continued demonstrations and civil disobedience. Spontaneous demonstrations throughout Bamako are possible on July 14. These demonstrations sometimes turn violent resulting in the burning of tires, clashes with the police, blockage on the roads and bridges, the deployment of ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – Bamako, Mali – Continued Demonstrations on Monday July 13, 2020

Location:Bamako, Mali  Event: The group Mouvement du 5 Juin – Rassemblement des Forces Patriotiques has called for continued demonstrations and civil disobedience. Spontaneous demonstrations throughout Bamako are possible on July 13.  These demonstrations sometimes turn violent resulting in the burning of tires, clashes with the police, blockage on the roads and bridges, the deployment of tear ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – Bamako Mali – Ongoing Demonstrations on Sunday July 12, 2020

Demonstration Alert – Bamako Mali – Ongoing Demonstrations on Sunday July 12, 2020 Location: Gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following places in Bamako, Mali: –          Badalabougou, Bridges, and Monument de L’Independence Event: The group Mouvement du 5 Juin – Rassemblement des Forces Patriotiques is planning a demonstration at the Mosque of Imam ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

Location: Bamako, Mali  Event: Demonstration Alert – Stay at Home – Continued Demonstrations in Bamako on Saturday July 11, 2020 The group Mouvement du 5 Juin – Rassemblement des Forces Patriotiques has called for continued demonstrations and civil disobedience. Demonstrations throughout Bamako have been reported including clashes with security forces, the deployment of tear gas, ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

Event: Demonstration Alert – Continued Demonstrations in Bamako, Mali on Saturday July 11, 2020 The group Mouvement du 5 Juin – Rassemblement des Forces Patriotiques has called for continued demonstrations and civil disobedience. Spontaneous demonstrations throughout Bamako are possible on July 11. These demonstrations sometimes turn violent resulting in the burning of tires, clashes with ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – Planned Demonstration in Bamako on Friday July 10, 2020

Announced gathering point includes, but is not limited to, the following place in Bamako, Mali: Monument de l’Independance  Event: The group Mouvement du 5 Juin – Rassemblement des Forces Patriotiques is planning a demonstration at the Monument de l’Independance on Friday, July 10 at 2:00 p.m. The Malian authorities have not approved this demonstration. Recent ... Read More»

Ambassador Hankins De-escalates Tensions amid U.S. Protests against Racial Violence

Bamako, Mali — On June 18, 2020 Ambassador Dennis Hankins met with two representatives of the Malian Federation of Kickboxing and Related Sports (FMKB-DA) to discuss the issues of human rights, justice, and accountability in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd and amid worldwide protests against racism and police violence in the United States. ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – Planned Demonstration on Saturday, June 27, 2020

Location: Announced gathering point includes, but is not limited to, the following place in Bamako, Mali: Monument de l’Independance Event: The group Convergence of Republican Forces is planning a demonstration in support of the President of Mali at the Monument de L’Independance on Saturday, June 27 at 2:00 p.m. The Malian authorities have not approved ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali – June 24, 2020

Location: Mali  Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response The Government of Mali has announced that as of June 23, 2020 there are 2,001 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mali, including 112 deaths and 1,333 recoveries. The Government of Mali has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  The government has prohibited flights coming from countries ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – Planned Demonstration on Friday

Location Announced gathering point includes, but is not limited to, the following place in Bamako, Mali: –          Monument de l’Independance Event:  The group Mouvement de 5 Juin – Rassemblement des Forces Patriotiques is planning a demonstration at the Monument de L’Independance on Friday, June 19 at 2:00 p.m. Some of the ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

Location: Mali Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response The Government of Mali has announced that as of June 15, 2020 there are 1,860 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mali, including 104 deaths and 1,125 recoveries. The Government of Mali has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  The government has prohibited flights coming from countries ... Read More»

U.S. and Mali Sign Updated Agreement for Additional COVID-19 Assistance

Ambassade des Etats-Unis au Mali   Bamako, Mali, le 10 June 2020 Bamako, Mali – On June 9, 2020, Ambassador Dennis Hankins and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Tiébilé Dramé, signed an amendment to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mali’s Developm ent Objective Agreement (DOAG), providing an additional $2,345,000 million in COVID-19 assistance. The new funds ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali – June 10, 2020 Location: Mali Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response The Government of Mali has announced that as of June 9, 2020 there are 1,586 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mali, including 94 deaths and 931 recoveries. The Government of Mali has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali – June 4, 2020 Location: Mali Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response The Government of Mali has announced that as of June 3, 2020 there are 1,386 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mali, including 79 deaths and 788 recoveries. The Government of Mali has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali – May 26, 2020 Location: Mali Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response The Embassy is not currently planning to organize any additional flights to the United States; however, the Embassy will remain in close contact with the airlines to encourage commercial flight options.  Should any additional flights become available, information will be ... Read More»

2019 Mali Human Rights Report

Executive Summary Mali, a constitutional democracy, reelected President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to a second five-year term in August 2018. International observers deemed the elections to have met minimum acceptable standards despite some irregularities and instances of violence. Parliamentary elections, originally scheduled for October 2018, were further delayed from June 2019 until at least May 2020, ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali – May 20, 2020 Location: Mali Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response – May 21 Flight CONFIRMED The Embassy has confirmed the planned May 21 flight to the United States. Individuals who purchased tickets will receive their tickets electronically shortly—if you have not received your ticket by 11:00 p.m., please contact us ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali – May 20, 2020 Location: Mali Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response – May 21 Flight CONFIRMED The Embassy has confirmed the planned May 21 flight to the United States. Individuals who purchased tickets will receive their tickets electronically—if you have not received your ticket, please contact us immediately.  If you have ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali – May 19, 2020 (UPDATE)

Location: Mali Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response – May 21 Flight CONFIRMED The Embassy has confirmed the planned May 21 flight to the United States. Individuals who purchased tickets will receive emails with additional flight details.  If you have not yet purchased a ticket for this flight and wish to do so, please contact ACSBamako@state.gov immediately.  Only those ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

Location: Mali Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response – Flight Tentatively Rescheduled for May 21 Thank you for your patience; at this time, the flight remains tentative.  If you have not yet made payment for the flight and wish to travel, you have until 12:00 noon today to do so.  The larger the number of people who have ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali – May 18, 2020 Location: Mali Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response – Flight Tentatively Rescheduled for May 21 Thank you for your patience.  We are continuing to pursue every option to make the flight possible.  The flight remains tentative, but has been rescheduled to Thursday, May 21, 2020 pending final confirmation. ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

Location: Mali Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response – Flight Tentatively Scheduled for May 20 The U.S. Embassy will provide a final decision regarding the flight tomorrow Monday, May 18, 2020. The Embassy of the United States in Mali has tentatively scheduled a special commercial flight on Ethiopian Airlines direct from Bamako, Mali to Washington Dulles International Airport ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali – May 15, 2020

Location: Mali Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response – Flight Tentatively Scheduled for May 20 DEADLINE EXTENDED TO PURCHASE TICKETS – If you preregistered for this flight and received instructions about purchasing a ticket, please purchase your tickets immediately. The flight will be cancelled if there are not enough tickets sold as of today, Friday May 15. ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

Location: Mali Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response – Flight Tentatively Scheduled for May 20 Important – If you preregistered for this flight and received instructions about purchasing a ticket, please purchase your tickets immediately. The flight will be cancelled if there are not enough tickets sold as of today, Thursday May 14. The Embassy of the United States ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

Location: Mali Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response – Flight Tentatively Scheduled for May 20 The Embassy of the United States in Mali has tentatively scheduled a special commercial flight on Ethiopian Airlines direct from Bamako, Mali to Washington Dulles International Airport on Wednesday, May 20. Seats will cost $2100 in economy and $2900 in business class. Please ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

Location: Mali Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response – Flight Tentatively Scheduled for May 20 The Embassy of the United States in Mali has tentatively scheduled a special commercial flight on Ethiopian Airlines direct from Bamako, Mali to Washington Dulles International Airport on Wednesday, May 20.  Seats will cost $2100 in economy and $2900 in business class.  Please note onward travel ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali – May 11, 2020

Location: Mali  Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response – Flight Tentatively Scheduled for May 20 The Embassy of the United States in Mali has tentatively scheduled a special commercial flight on Ethiopian Airlines direct from Bamako, Mali to Washington Dulles International Airport on Wednesday, May 20.  Seats will cost $2100 in economy and $2900 in business class.  Please note onward travel ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali – May 11, 2020 Location: Mali Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response – Flight Tentatively Scheduled for May 20 The Embassy of the United States in Mali has tentatively scheduled a special commercial flight on Ethiopian Airlines direct from Bamako, Mali to Washington Dulles International Airport on Wednesday, May 20. Seats will ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

Location: Mali Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response – Flight Tentatively Scheduled for May 20 The Embassy of the United States in Mali has tentatively scheduled a special commercial flight on Ethiopian Airlines direct from Bamako, Mali to Washington Dulles International Airport on Wednesday, May 20.  Seats will cost $2100 in economy and $2900 in business class.  Please note onward travel ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali – May 7, 2020  Location: Mali Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response – Flight Tentatively Scheduled for May 20 The Embassy of the United States in Mali has tentatively scheduled a special commercial flight on Ethiopian Airlines direct from Bamako, Mali to Washington Dulles International Airport on Wednesday, May 20. Seats will ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali – May 6, 2020   Location: Mali   Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response – Flight Tentatively Scheduled for May 20   The Embassy of the United States in Mali has tentatively scheduled a special commercial flight from Bamako, Mali to Washington Dulles International Airport on Wednesday, May 20.  Seats will cost $2100 in economy and ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

Location: Mali  Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response – Flight Tentatively Scheduled for May 20 The Embassy of the United States in Mali has tentatively scheduled a special commercial flight from Bamako, Mali to Washington Dulles International Airport on Wednesday, May 20.  Seats will cost $2100 in economy and $2900 in business class. This flight will serve American citizens, Lawful Permanent ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

Location: Mali Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response – Flight Tentatively Scheduled for May 20 The Embassy of the United States in Mali has tentatively scheduled a special commercial flight from Bamako, Mali to Washington Dulles International Airport on Wednesday, May 20. Seats will cost $2100 in economy and $2900 in business class. This flight will serve American ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

Location: Mali Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response The Government of Mali has announced that as of April 30 there are 490 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mali, including 26 deaths and 135 recoveries. The U.S. Embassy in Bamako is aware of the hardship current travel restrictions have created for U.S. citizens who need to return to the United ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali – April 29, 2020 Location: Mali  Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response The Government of Mali has announced that as of April 29 there are 482 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mali, including 25 deaths and 129 recoveries. The U.S. Embassy in Bamako is aware of the hardship current travel restrictions have created for ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

Location: Mali Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response The Government of Mali has announced that as of April 27 there are 408 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mali, including 23 deaths and 113 recoveries. The U.S. Embassy in Bamako is aware of the hardship current travel restrictions have created for U.S. citizens who need to return to the United ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

Location: Mali Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response The Government of Mali has announced that as of April 26 there are 389 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mali, including 23 deaths and 112 recoveries. The U.S. Embassy in Bamako is aware of the hardship current travel restrictions have created for U.S. citizens who need to return to the United ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali – April 20, 2020

Location: Mali  Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response – Repatriation Flight on April 21 The U.S. Embassy is organizing a repatriation flight for April 21 from Bamako’s Modibo Keita International Airport to Washington Dulles International Airport in northern Virginia.  Registration for this flight has closed. Please direct questions to  ACSBamako@state.gov . Capacity on this flight is very limited, and not everyone ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali – April 19, 2020  Location: Mali  Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response – Repatriation Flight on April 21 The U.S. Embassy is organizing a repatriation flight for April 21 from Bamako’s Modibo Keita International Airport to Washington Dulles International Airport in northern Virginia. Registration for this flight has closed. Please direct questions to  ACSBamako@state.gov . ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali – April 18, 2020

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali – April 18, 2020 Location: Mali Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response – Repatriation Flight on April 21 The U.S. Embassy is organizing a repatriation flight for April 21 from Bamako’s Modibo Keita International Airport to Washington Dulles International Airport in northern Virginia.  If you wish to travel to the United States on this flight, ... Read More»

Statement by President Trump in Support of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty on the Occasion of its 50th Anniversary

March 5, 2020 — Fifty years ago today, at the height of the Cold War, the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) entered into force as the cornerstone of international efforts to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons. Today, new nuclear dangers remind us of the importance of preventing nuclear war, avoiding a ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali – April 16, 2020 Location: Mali Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response – Repatriation Flight on April 21 The U.S. Embassy is organizing a repatriation flight for April 21 from Bamako’s Modibo Keita International Airport to Washington Dulles International Airport in northern Virginia.  If you wish to travel to the United States on this flight,you ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

Location: Mali Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response – Repatriation Flight on April 21 The U.S. Embassy is organizing a repatriation flight for April 21 from Bamako’s Modibo Keita International Airport to Washington Dulles International Airport in northern Virginia.  If you wish to travel to the United States on this flight,you must complete and submit the information in  this form , by ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – Planned Demonstration for April 17, 2020

Demonstration Alert – Planned Demonstration for April 17, 2020 Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following places in Bamako, Mali: Monument de l’independence Monument de la Paix  Events: The political party URD has called for a march at the Monument de l’Independance on Friday April 17 from 2:00 to 5:00 ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali – April 16, 2020 Location: Mali Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response – Potential Flight Opportunity The U.S. Embassy in Bamako is aware of the hardship current travel restrictions have created for U.S. citizens who need to return to the United States. The U.S. Embassy is exploring all options to address the current travel ... Read More»

U.S. Contributions to the COVID-19 Response in Mali

U.S. Contributions to the COVID-19 Response in Mali The story of U.S. leadership in the global battle against Covid-19 is a story of days, months, and decades. Every day, new U.S. technical and material assistance arrives in hospitals and labs around the world. These efforts, in turn, build on a decades-long foundation of American expertise, ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

Location: Mali Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response The Government of Mali has announced that as of April 15 there are 148 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mali, including 13 deaths and 34 recoveries. The U.S. Embassy in Bamako is aware of the hardship current travel restrictions have created for U.S. citizens who need to return to the United ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

Location: Mali Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response The Government of Mali has announced that as of April 13 there are 123 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mali, including 10 deaths and 26 recoveries. The U.S. Embassy in Bamako is aware of the hardship current travel restrictions have created for U.S. citizens who need to return to the United ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Monitors Air Quality in Bamako

U.S. Mission Mali Air Quality Monitor Air pollution is a large and growing global threat to human health with significant economic consequences. To better understand the air pollution levels in Bamako, the U.S. Embassy has installed a regulatory-grade air monitor on the Embassy compound.  The data collected by this monitor can help empower everyone to ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

Location: Mali Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response The Government of Mali has announced that as of April 8 there are 59 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mali, including seven deaths and 16 recoveries. The U.S. Embassy in Bamako is aware of the hardship current travel restrictions have created for U.S. citizens who need to return to the ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

Location: Mali Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response The Government of Mali has announced that as of April 6 there are 47 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mali, including five deaths. The U.S. Embassy in Bamako is aware of the hardship current travel restrictions have created for U.S. citizens who need to return to the United States. The ... Read More»

Press Briefing: U.S. Response to COVID-19 in Africa

U.S. Department of State Africa Regional Media Hub April 2, 2020 Dr. Meredith McMorrow, Medical Officer in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Influenza Division and Dr. John Nkengasong, Director Africa CDC Moderator:  Good afternoon, everyone.  My name is Marissa Scott, I am the Director of the Africa Regional Media Hub.  I just want ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

Location: Mali  Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response – Repatriation Flight on April 2 A repatriation flight from Bamako to the United States is scheduled for Thursday, April 2.  If you are a confirmed passenger, please regularly check your email for further details and instructions.  This will likely be the last repatriation flight organized by the U.S. Embassy. ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali – March 31, 2020 UPDATE

Location: Mali  Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response – Repatriation Flight RESCHEDULED to April 1 The repatriation flight from Bamako to the United States has been rescheduled to Wednesday, April 1.  If you are a confirmed passenger, please await a message with further instructions.   This will likely be the last repatriation flight organized by the U.S. Embassy. ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response – Repatriation Flight Tuesday, March 31 The US Embassy in Bamako has organized a repatriation flight for U.S. citizens from Bamako’s Modibo Keita International Airport to Washington Dulles International Airport in northern Virginia. The flight will take place on Tuesday, March 31. The flight will go directly from Bamako, Mali to Dulles ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali – March 28, 2020 Location: Mali Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response The US Embassy is working closely to pursue flight options to the United States. There is  a possibility that a flight can occur as soon as Monday, March 30. American Citizens who are interested in leaving on Monday March 30 should send ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

Location: Mali Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response On March 27, the Government of Mali announced there are now eleven confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mali. While several of the afflicted persons are recent travelers, some have not recently left Mali. All eleven cases are being managed by Malian health authorities. The US Embassy is working closely with airlines ... Read More»

Health Alert Mali – March 26, 2020

 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali – March 26, 2020 Event: Ongoing COVID-19 Response On March 25, the Government of Mali announced there are two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mali – one case is in Bamako and one in Kayes.  Both persons arrived in Mali from France (March 12 and 16), and both cases are ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Hosts Speaker Program with Bamako’s Commune III Mayor to Promote Women Running for Public Office

March 11, 2020 – In the context of Women’s History Month, Mali’s upcoming legislative elections and International Women’s Day, the American Center at the U.S. Embassy in Bamako hosted guest speaker Bamako’s Commune 3 Mayor, Mrs. Djiré Mariam Diallo to meet with women to discuss how to become more viable candidates for elected office, and ... Read More»

U.S. Supports Women Participation in Peace Building in Mali

Within the framework of the International Women Day, USG-funded cultural program Grand Grin “Citizenship and Managing Change” hosted a Special Grin at Modibo Keita Memorial on March 8. With a focus on the “Place and role of women in the understanding and implementation of United Nations Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security,” the event brought ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Hosts EducationUSA Facebook Live Session For Interactive Outreach on Financing U.S Studies

On Thursday March 5th, American Center in Bamako, hosted viewing party for the EducationUSA Interactive program on “Financing U.S. Studies”. The target audience for the live Facebook event was youth, teachers and aspiring international students. Higher education experts and international students provided information on ways international students can take to finance an education at U.S. ... Read More»

U.S. Partners with Mali and USIP for Community Policing

 As part of its efforts to support security sector reform in Mali and promote trust and collaboration between security forces and citizens, the United States government, through the U.S. Institute for Peace (USIP) , sponsored a two-day workshop for the development of a national community policing strategy, from March 4-5 at Bamako Hotel de l’Amitié. ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy’s EducationUSA Program Promotes American Center Resources and Higher Education in United States at Private High School

The U.S. Embassy’s American Center in Bamako provided an EducationUSA briefing at the Kodon So private high school in Bamako to promote American Center resources and higher education study programs in the United States. One-hundred and twenty junior and senior high school students on the verge of taking the baccalaureate exam attended and learned about ... Read More»

The Trump Administration and U.S. Africa Policy: What has been accomplished and what lies ahead?

REMARKS Tibor P. NAGY, JR., Assistant Secretary Bureau of African Affairs Woodrow Wilson International Center, WASHINGTON, D.C. March 3, 2020 The Trump Administration and U.S. Africa Policy: What has been accomplished and what lies ahead? Thank you, Monde, for again inviting me to the Woodrow Wilson Center. It is truly an honor and a pleasure ... Read More»

U.S. Partners with Mali To Protect Livestock Herds

March 12, 2020 – U.S. Embassy Bamako’s Civil Military Support Element (CMSE) in collaboration with USAID and implementing partners Catholic Relief Services and the International Livestock Institute (ILRI), provided resources and veterinarian kits to train 25 Malian veterinarians from March 9-13 in Bamako.  This veterinarian civic action project (VETCAP) used the capabilities and resources of ... Read More»

Presidential Proclamation on COVID-19

March 11, 2020 Oval Office, White House 9:02 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  My fellow Americans: Tonight, I want to speak with you about our nation’s unprecedented response to the coronavirus outbreak that started in China and is now spreading throughout the world. Today, the World Health Organization officially announced that this is a global pandemic. ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – for Bamako, Mali Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Location:   Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following places in Bamako, Mali:   –          Place de la Liberté –          Monument d l’Independence   Event:   The Teachers’ Union will hold a march on March 11, 2020 to demand the government uphold its agreement with the teachers.  The march will begin ... Read More»

The U.S.  Supports Collaboration Among Law Enforcement in Financial Investigations

Five Malian delegates participated in a training session on Interagency Cooperation in Financial Investigations with the support of the United States Embassy in Mali. This training program was organized by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). The session took place at the West Africa Regional Training Center ... Read More»

U.S. Army Provides Civil-Military Training to Malian Troops

March 4, 2020 – Recently, the U.S. Embassy Bamako’s Civil Military Support Element (CMSE) provided ten commandos from the Malian Armed Forces Battalion Autonome des Forces Speciales (BAFS) with training on Civil-Military Cooperation.  The U.S. Army CMSE team assisted the BAFS interfacing with civilian populations to build community relations and enable better cooperation and improve ... Read More»

American Center Women’s Program Builds Skills and Leadership

The American Center in Bamako recently held an engaging session on public speaking techniques for 30 Malian women as part of a new women’s outreach program, Muso—designed to empower women to discuss critical community issues and learn tangible skills for personal and professional growth. The session was led by International Visitor Leadership Program alumnus and ... Read More»

Proclamation on Women’s History Month, 2020

Issued on: February 29, 2020 Women have influenced and advanced every facet of American life and culture.  The strength, ingenuity, and spirit of our female leaders, innovators, and pioneers shape our Nation’s character, government, industry, families, and communities.  During Women’s History Month, we honor the women who have changed our Nation and the world, and we ... Read More»

Alert – Large Public Meeting in Bamako on Saturday, February 29, 2020

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following place in Bamako, Mali: Palais de la Culture Event: The Coordination of Movements, Associations, and Sympathizers of Mahmoud Dicko (CMAS) is planning a meeting on Saturday, February 29, at 10:00 AM.  This event will occur at the Palais de la Culture. While this ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert for Bamako, Mali Planned March on Saturday, February 29, 2020

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following places in Bamako, Mali: Bourse du Travail Monument d’Independence Event: Various Dogon associations are planning a peaceful march at 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 29 in support of Dogon communities.  They plan to march from the Bourse du Travail to the Monument d’Independence.  ... Read More»

U.S. Army and the G5-Sahel Joint Force Volunteer for the Community of Badalabougou

Bamako – The United States Embassy’s Army Civil Military Support Element (CMSE) and the G5 Sahel Joint Force (G5S-JF) Civil Military Cooperation Unit visited the residents of the Badalabougou neighborhood of Bamako on February 27.  The G5S-JF civil military cooperation unit included soldiers from Mali, Mauritania, Chad, and Niger. In partnership with community leaders,   they provided ... Read More»

Highlighting America’s Commitment to Africa’s Youth

DIPNOTE: ECONOMIC PROSPERITY AND TRADE POLICY TIBOR P. NAGY, JR., ASSISTANT SECRETARY BUREAU OF AFRICAN AFFAIRS FEBRUARY 19, 2020 Ensuring a peaceful, stable, and democratic future for Africa’s people is incredibly important, given what is at stake.  Within the next 30 years, the population of Africa is projected to double to over 2 billion ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – for Bamako, Mali on Thursday, February 27 and Friday, February 28, 2020

Locations: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following places in Bamako, Mali: February 27 – Ministry of Security in ACI 2000 .   February 28 – Place de Liberte and Monument de L’Independance Events: February 27:  Former police recruits are planning a sit-in on Thursday, February 27 at 7:00 AM to express ... Read More»

Security Alert – for Koulikoro, Mali -February 23, 2020

February 23, 2020  The Embassy received information about a possible attack in Koulikoro on February 23 or 24.  The Embassy has cancelled all travel outside of Bamako for Embassy staff on February 24. U.S. citizens are strongly advised to avoid the Koulikoro area on Monday, February 24, 2020. American citizens are advised to: Avoid the ... Read More»

Liberating Africa’s Entrepreneurs

Speech Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Addis Ababa, Ethiopia United Nations Economic Commission for Africa February 19, 2020 SECRETARY POMPEO:  Good morning everyone.  Vera, thank you.  Thank you for the kind introduction.  Thank you all very much for welcoming me.  Let’s see, there we go.  Vera, I think we got the lapel mike.  Here we go.  Good morning.  Really, good morning ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy’s EducationUSA Program Promotes American Center Resources and Higher Education in United States at Private High School

U.S. Embassy’s EducationUSA Program Promotes American Center Resources and Higher Education in United States at Private High School The U.S. Embassy’s American Center in Bamako provided an EducationUSA briefing at the Kodon So private high school in Bamako to promote American Center resources and higher education study programs in the United States. One-hundred and twenty ... Read More»

Apply Now for 2021 Fulbright (Visiting Students & Scholars) and HHH Programs

  Fulbright Foreign Student Program   SELECTION CRITERIA: The Embassy of the United States of America in Mali is pleased to announce the competition for the 2021-2022 Fulbright Foreign Student program. The online application forms and additional information are available on the U.S. Embassy web site at https://ml.usembassy.gov/education-culture/exchanges/. The Fulbright Foreign Student Program will provide ... Read More»

Statement by USAID Administrator Mark Green on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Budget Request

United States Agency for International Development Office of Press Relations For Immediate Release February 10, 2020 Today, President Trump released his  Budget Request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 , which includes $41 billion for the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The Budget Request proposes $19.6 billion in funds USAID fully or partially manages to support the President’s commitment ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert for February 13, 2020 in Bamako, Mali

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following places in Bamako, Mali: Place de Liberte Monument de L’Independance  Events: The Teachers’ Unions are planning a march at 8:00 am on Thursday, February 13, 2020.  The march will begin at the Place de Liberte and continue to the Monument de L’Independance. The ... Read More»

Press Statement by Under Secretary Following Meeting with President of Mali Ibrahim Boubacar Keita at Base B, Bamako, Mali

Thank you, we just had an excellent meeting, my colleague from the French Foreign Ministry and myself with President Keita.  Speaking for the United States, I can say that my primary message was to convey America’s commitment to Mali and the Algiers Accord.  We appreciate the progress that has been made and the commitments of ... Read More»

Under Secretary Hale’s Visit to Bamako – February 6-7, 2020

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale traveled to Bamako, Mali, where he, joined by French DG for Political and Security Affairs Philippe Errera, met with Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta.  They underscored the need to accelerate implementation of the Algiers Accord and discussed ways to shore up the deteriorating security situation in northern and ... Read More»

Security Alert – for Segou Mali

Location: Segou City, Mali Event: The U.S. Embassy in Bamako has received information regarding a possible terrorist attack on the Festival sur Le Niger in Segou along the river.  The Festival runs from February 4-9, 2020.  The Embassy advises U.S. citizens to avoid the area if possible or to exercise extreme caution. The U.S. Embassy ... Read More»

Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale will travel to West Africa

Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale will travel to West Africa from February 4-13, to advance America’s diplomatic engagement in the Sahel.  His trip will focus on bolstering peace and security regional partnerships, including increased engagement between ECOWAS and the G5 Sahel. While in Senegal, Under Secretary Hale will meet with senior government officials ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation Archeological Inventory Project Opens in Bamako

On January 6, Ambassador Dennis Hankins and Mali’s Ministry of Culture’s National Directorate of Cultural Patrimony (DNCP) launched a week-long technical training for 35 Malian archeologists and specialized technicians. The training began the first stage of a program that will create the first ever “Inventory of Mali’s Archeological Heritage” and will document location sites for ... Read More»

U.S. Army Trains Malian Troops on Tactical Combat Casualty Care

U.S. Army Special Operations Forces (SOF) soldiers from the 95th Civil Affairs Brigade completed a 4-day medical training course January 14-17 in Bamako, Mali for the Battalion Autonomes des Forces Spéciales (BAFS) troops and Malian Gendarmes, from the Groupement spécial d’Intervention de la Gendarmerie (GSIGN). The purpose of the training was to increase readiness for the ... Read More»

U.S. Department of State Notice of Funding Opportunity

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY BAMAKO, PUBLIC AFFAIRS SECTION NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY  Funding Opportunity Title:            U.S. Embassy Bamako PAS Annual Program Statement Funding Opportunity Number:      Bamako-PAS-SMLGR2020-001 Deadline for Applications:              Rolling Basis until August 1, 2020 CFDA Number:                                19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs Average Amount of Each Award:  $10,000 ... Read More»

U.S. Supports Malian Law Enforcement Professionals to Combat Small Arms Trafficking

The U.S. Embassy’s Office for International Narcotics & Law Enforcement (INL) sponsored a delegation from Mali to attend a Small Arms Trafficking course from January 13 to January 17, 2020, at the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) West Africa Regional Training Center (RTC) in Accra, Ghana. The class was put on by Special Agents of the U.S. ... Read More»

2020 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund Call for Proposals

  Alumni of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs, this opportunity is for you… please apply! Instructions: Fill out the Application form  and the Budget form . Send the forms to BamakoEmbAlumni@state.gov no later than February 22, 2020. Read the  funding requirements for more information about competition details. This year’s theme is Women, Peace, and Security. All proposals should be related to that topic. The U.S. Department ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – for Friday 01/10/2020 in Bamako, Mali

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following places in Bamako, Mali: Monument de L’ Independence Events: The group “Together for Mali” is planning a demonstration at 2:00 PM on Friday, January 10, 2020.  The event will take place at the Monument de L’ Independence.  The purpose of the demonstration is ... Read More»

Bamako’s American Center Engages Youth on Corruption Issues

In celebration of International Anti-Corruption Day, observed on December 9, the U.S. Embassy in Mali, the American Center in Bamako, hosted a series of activities, including a workshop and a movie screening, to raise awareness among youth about the issues surrounding corruption. On December 5, 2019, the American Center organized a workshop with 40 university ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy in Mali Supports 16-Days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence Campaign

According to the Information Management System on Gender-Based Violence (GBVIMS), 2,767 cases of gender-based violence (GBV) were recorded in Mali from January to September 2019, and the latest Malian Demographic and Health Survey notes that 96% of all Malian women and girls have survived sexual violence and gender-based violence. In 93% of cases, the abuser ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy in Mali Celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week

The lack of access to finance is one of the major barriers facing women entrepreneurs in marginalized communities across the world. When a woman wants to start or grow her own business, the odds of securing a business loan are heavily stacked against her. To mark Global Entrepreneurship Week, celebrated in November, the Embassy of ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. Stay Alert in locations ... Read More»

United States Sanctions Five Malian Individuals

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State December 20, 2019 Today, the United States sanctioned five Malian individuals pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13882 and in line with UN Security Council Resolution 2484 (2019). This action targets individuals threatening the peace, security, and stability in Mali, as well as an individual obstructing humanitarian assistance. ... Read More»

Travel Advisory Update: Mali – Level 4 – Do Not Travel

Do not travel to Mali due to crime, terrorism, and kidnapping Country Summary: Violent crime, such as kidnapping and armed robbery, is common in Mali. Violent crime is a particular concern during local holidays and seasonal events in Bamako, its suburbs, and Mali’s southern regions.  Roadblocks and random police checkpoints are commonplace throughout the country, especially at night. Terrorist ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert for Friday December 20, 2019 in Bamako, Mali

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to the following places in Bamako, Mali: Bourse du Travail There will be a demonstration organized by the Mouvement Démocratique Populaire on Friday December 20, 2019 at 3:00 PM. The demonstration will take place at Independence Square, in front of Bourse du Travail. Additionally, the Platform ... Read More»

Malian Law Enforcement Participate in U.S-sponsored Training in Accra, Ghana

Malian law enforcement officers participated in a computer and electronic crimes investigations training at the Regional Training Center for West Africa in Accra, Ghana from December 2-6, 2019. During the week-long training, participants learned the fundamentals of computer hardware, networks, hacking techniques, information security, Internet resources, and electronic evidence handling to prepare them to act ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Dennis Hankins Visits Kayes Region

The U.S. Ambassador to Mali Dennis B. Hankins visited Kayes Region from December 3-5.  The Ambassador met with Kayes regional and local government authorities, development representatives, and civil society leaders.  He held meetings with U.S. supported programs to improve access to justice, education, youth participation, and to build social cohesion and community resilience in the ... Read More»

U.S. and Mali Celebrate 30-Year Partnership Combatting Vector-borne Illnesses

On Thursday, December 19, 2019, Ambassador Dennis Hankins participated in the 2nd Annual Medical Entomology Open House at the University of Sciences, Techniques, and Technologies of Bamako (USTTB) and visited Doneguebougou Village, where a vaccine research team launched a trial to test a vaccine that prevents mosquito infections. The activities aimed to bring awareness of ... Read More»

U.S. Donates Equipment to Mali’s National Broadcaster to Improve English Language Programs ORTM

U.S. Ambassador Dennis Hankins visited Mali’s State run Television and radio ORTM on December 11 to meet with the Director General, view the television and radio studios, and for a handover ceremony of broadcasting equipment that will be used to expand English language instruction for their weekly program “English Time” and Anglophone news coverage.  The ... Read More»

International Anticorruption Day

International Anticorruption Day Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State December 9, 2019 Today, on International Anticorruption Day, we reaffirm our commitment to prevent and combat corruption globally.  Corruption obstructs economic growth and development, facilitates transnational crime, and fuels terrorism, robbing citizens around the world of their basic rights.  Corruption enables and sustains autocratic ... Read More»

Security Alert U.S. Bamako, Mali

Location:  Mali, countrywide During the holiday season, security measures remain heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Africa.  Violent extremists continue plotting kidnappings and attacks in Mali. They may attack with little or no warning, targeting night clubs, hotels, restaurants, places of worship, Western diplomatic missions, ... Read More»

U.S. Department of State Call for Proposals: Funding Opportunity-Julia Taft Refugee Fund for FY 2020

Funding Opportunity: Julia Taft Refugee Fund for FY 2020 Date Open: December 11, 2019 Date Closed: February 10, 2020 CFDA: 19.517 – Overseas Refugee Assistance Programs for Africa Funding Instrument: Grant Minimum Award Amount: $5,000 Ceiling Award Amount: $25,000 Background and funding opportunity description U.S. Embassy Bamako in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State’s ... Read More»

Mopti English Teachers Receive Prestigious Fulbright Awards for Study in the United States and Share Their Experience with Malian Teachers

Mr. Mamby Doumbia and Mr. Amassagou Michel Douyon, both English teachers at public high schools in Mopti, were selected as Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) fellows and completed six-week professional development programs at the University of North Carolina and at the University of Nevada in Reno, respectively. After returning to Mali, Mr. Doumbia and ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert for Bamako, Mali December 7, 2019

Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following places in Bamako, Mali: Babemba Bourse du Travail There will be a demonstration organized by the Patriot Group of Mali (GPM) to promote Mali-Russia relations on Saturday, December 7 beginning at 09:00. The march is authorized by the local government.  While the demonstration is ... Read More»

International Day of Persons With Disabilities

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State December 3, 2019 Disability rights are at the heart of American values of human dignity and freedom. Today, on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we recommit ourselves to upholding the rights, dignity, and inclusion of persons with disabilities at home and around the world. As a nation, we recognize the rights ... Read More»

Call for Application for Summer Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Scholars and Educators 

Scholars Call for Application – SUMMER 2020 STUDY OF THE U.S. INSTITUTES FOR SCHOLARS – All interested candidates please apply! Download the application form . Fill it out and attach the document to your email and send to  bamakoscholarships@state.gov  no later than January 10, 2020, midnight. Please read the  program requirements  for more information. The Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars ... Read More»

Malian Law Enforcement Participate in U.S-sponsored Training in Accra, Ghana

Malian law enforcement officers participated in a computer and electronic crimes investigations training at the Regional Training Center for West Africa in Accra, Ghana from December 2-6, 2019. During the week-long training, participants learned the fundamentals of computer hardware, networks, hacking techniques, information security, Internet resources, and electronic evidence handling to prepare them to act ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy in Mali Supports International Photography Festival “Bamako Encounters”

On November 30, Ambassador Dennis Hankins attended the opening ceremony of Bamako Encounters, an internationally renowned photography festival showcasing exhibitions of contemporary photographers from across Africa and the diaspora. The biennial event creates an opportunity for dialogue between the continent and its diaspora dispersed throughout the world, including the United States. It promotes a shared ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Thanks Malian Staff on Global Recognition Day for Local Employees

Bamako – November 20, in celebration of the Department of State’s Global Recognition Day for Local Employees, the American employees at the U.S. Embassy in Bamako held a party to honor and thank the more than 300 Malian employees at the U.S. Embassy and USAID Mission in Mali.  On behalf of the United States Government ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – for Bamako, Mali on November 22, 2019

Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to the Monument de L’Independence in Bamako, Mali There will be a demonstration organized by the group ‘Appel Pour Le Mali (APM)’ at Monument de L’Independence in Bamako, Mali on Friday, November 22 at 2:00 PM. The event is authorized by the government.  While the demonstration is ... Read More»

Power Africa and Africa50 Announce New Partnership to Implement Energy and Transmission Projects

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 JOINT PRESS RELEASE JOHANNESBURG — On November 12, Power Africa and Africa50 signed a memorandum of understanding for a new partnership focused on attracting power sector financing and developing innovative public private partnership models in sub-Saharan Africa. Africa50 will be the nineteenth development partner to join the Power Africa initiative.  This new ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – Bamako, Mali (Planned Demonstrations on Friday and Sunday – 11/15/2019 and 11/17/2019)

 Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following places in Bamako, Mali: Monument de L’Independence Palais des Sports  Events: There will be a demonstration organized by Malian opposition parties on Friday, November 15 at 2:00PM. The event is not yet authorized by the local government.  While the demonstration is expected to ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert for Friday, November 8 (Bamako, Mali)

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following places in Bamako, Mali: Monument de L’Independence There will be a demonstration organized by civil society organizations on Friday, November 8 at 14:00. The event is authorized by the local government. While the demonstrations are intended to be peaceful, there will likely be ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert for Friday, November 1, in Bamako, Mali

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following places in Bamako, Mali: Bourse du Travail There will be a demonstration organized by the Patriotic Movement for the Defense of Mali (MPDM) on Friday, November 1 at 15:00. The specific route of the demonstration is unknown. While the demonstrations are intended to ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – Bamako, Mali (October 26, 2019)

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following places in Bamako, Mali: Monument de l’Independence Events: There will be a demonstration organized by the “Platform Against Corruption” to denounce corruption in Mali on Saturday, October 26 at 14:00.  The event is not authorized by the government at this time.  While the ... Read More»

United States Reaffirms Commitment Humanitarian Assistance

From October 7-11, the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration led the U.S. delegation to the 70th Session of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Executive Committee.  In her address to the plenary session, Acting Assistant Secretary Carol T. O’Connell reaffirmed America’s humanitarian leadership and highlighted that the United States continued to be ... Read More»

Congratulations to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

The United States congratulates Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, on the prestigious honor of being the 100th recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Prime Minister Abiy’s commitment to seeking peace on the African continent and ending conflict with Eritrea demonstrates courage, strength, and leadership. We celebrate this momentous occasion with the people ... Read More»

United States Condemns Attacks on Malian Troops and MINUSMA Peacekeepers

The United States condemns the recent terrorist attacks against the Malian Armed Forces and the Malian contingent of the G5 Sahel Joint Force in Mondoro and Boulkessi, as well as the attacks against the Peacekeepers from the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in Aguelhok and Bandiagara. The United States offers our ... Read More»

United States Donates Equipment for Explosive Ordnance Detection and Disposal in Mali

Embassy of the United States in Mali Press Release  Bamako, Mali, September 28, 2019 Bamako – At the September 27 Malian Direction du Génie Militaire’s (DGM) graduation ceremony for six new Specialists in Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) the United States Government (USG) donated anti-mining equipment and supplies to the Malian Military (FAMa).  Ambassador Dennis B. ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Informs Young Leaders about Mandela Washington Fellowship, an Exceptional Opportunity to Develop Leadership

The U.S. Embassy hosted a live and virtual information session about the Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) application process and program contents, along with two alumni of the program, Mohamed Doumbia and Sadya Toure.  They explained that interested applicants can learn more about the program and apply online until 16:00 GMT on October 9, 2019 by ... Read More»

 Demonstration Alert – Bamako, Mali (September 27, 2019)

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following places in Bamako, Mali: Police Headquarters Ministry of Security Cite Administrative Events: There will be a demonstration organized by the Police Union starting at Police Headquarters, continuing to the Ministry of Security, and ending at the Cite Administrative on September 27th starting at ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump at the United Nations Event on Religious Freedom | New York, NY

United Nations Headquarters New York, New York 11:47 A.M. EDT PRESIDENT TRUMP:  That’s very nice.  Thank you very much.  That’s very nice.  And I want to thank Mike.  Today, it’s a true honor to be the first President of the United States to host a meeting at the United Nations on religious freedom.  And an ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump to the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

Issued on: September 25, 2019 United Nations Headquarters New York, New York September 24, 2019 10:12 A.M. EDT PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Thank you very much.  Mr. President, Mr. Secretary-General, distinguished delegates, ambassadors, and world leaders: Seven decades of history have passed through this hall, in all of their richness and drama.  Where I stand, the world has ... Read More»

International Day of Democracy

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 15, 2019 On this International Day of Democracy, we reflect on our nation’s unwavering commitment to the unalienable rights that create the foundation of our democracy.  In the United States, those rights are defined by respect for individual liberty and human dignity.  A vibrant, diverse, and independent civil society is the cornerstone of ... Read More»

AFRICOM Commander General Townsend Visits Mali

BAMAKO, Mali – On his first multi-country regional visit to West Africa, General Stephen Townsend, Commander, U.S Africa Command, visited Mali Sept. 16.  The visit provided an important opportunity to meet Malian leadership and discuss the evolving security situation in Mali and the Sahel.  U.S. Ambassador Dennis B. Hankins and a delegation of senior U.S. ... Read More»

U.S. and Mali Launch New Cultural Preservation Project to Inventory Mali’s Rich Cultural Heritage Sites

 Embassy of the United States in Mali Press Release Bamako, Mali, September 05, 2019 U.S Ambassador Dennis B. Hankins and Mali’s Minister of Culture N’Diaye Ramatoulaye Diallo launched a new U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) project in Mali at a ceremony at the National Museum in Bamako on September 5. This U.S.-funded grant, ... Read More»

Mali Achieves Tier 2 Status in 2019 TIP Report

U.S. Ambassador Dennis. Hankins met with Mali’s Minister of Justice and Human Rights Malick Coulibaly August 29 and congratulated him on Mali’s achievements and advancement to Tier 2 on the recently released 2019 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report.  Ambassador Hankins thanked Minister Coulibaly for his partnership and Mali’s unprecedented efforts in the last year to ... Read More»

U.S. Congressional Delegation Visit to Bamako Underscores Importance of Stability in Mali and Sahel 

Embassy of the United States in Mali Press Release   Bamako, Mali, August 28, 2019 A U.S. Congressional delegation led by Representative Mr. Jimmy Panetta visited Mali August 27-28 as part of a multi-stop tour to develop a deeper understanding of the operational environment in the Sahel and international cooperation to counter terrorism and violent ... Read More»

U.S. Department of Defense Offers HIV / AIDS Prevention Materials to Malian Army

August 16, 2019 – The Defense Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Mali, Lieutenant-Colonel Edwin Germosen, attended an official donation ceremony to present medical equipment from the U.S. Department of Defense to the Malian Ministry of Defense’s HIV/AIDS Prevention Program. The handover ceremony took place on August 16 at the Military Health Services Directorate in ... Read More»

U.S. Government Partnership with Malian Government to Ensuring Quality and Effectiveness of Health Commodities

 Embassy of the United States in Mali Press Release  Bamako, Mali, August 1, 2019 On July 18, 2019, United States Ambassador to Mali Dennis B. Hankins joined Mali’s Minister of Health and Social Affairs, Michel Hamala Sidibé, to inaugurate Mali s first prefabricated central medical storage warehouse.  The new Bamako state-of-the-art warehouse will provide much-needed ... Read More»

On the Occasion of Eid al-Adha

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 11, 2019 Susan and I extend our warmest wishes to Muslims around the world who are celebrating Eid al-Adha – from our friends and allies to our Muslim colleagues across the State Department.  Eid al-Adha marks the end of the Hajj, in which millions of Muslims from around the world make the ... Read More»

Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense Wheelbarger Meets with President IBK to discuss Security

In a high-level visit Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Kathryn Wheelbarger visited Mali June 2-4. On June 4, she and Ambassador Dennis Hankins met with Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita (IBK) at the presidential palace in Koulouba, Bamako. Their discussions focused on peace and security in Mali. Speaking with Malian Broadcasting Company, ... Read More»

Ambassador Dennis B. Hankins Highlights the Enduring and Rich Partnership between the U.S. and Mali at the Annual 4th of July Celebration in Bamako

July 3, 2019 – U.S. Ambassador Dennis B. Hankins and Mrs. Mira Hankins hosted the U.S. Embassy’s annual Independence Day Reception in Bamako. In his remarks, Ambassador Hankins dedicated this year’s 4th of July celebration to the first U.S. Chief of Mission to Mali Mr. John Gunther Dean who passed away on June 6, 2019. ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – Bamako, Mali (August 2, 2019)

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following places in Bamako, Mali: Place CAN in ACI 2000 Monument Bougiba Events: A demonstration against the presence of foreign security forces in Mali is scheduled to take place August 2nd, starting at 1400. The march will go from the Place CAN to the ... Read More»

Statement from U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Regarding White House Actions to Combat Violence in Mali

On July 26, President Trump signed an executive order to address the deteriorating security situation in Mali. Extremist groups are exploiting ethnic tensions and expanding their networks well outside Mali’s borders. The UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has faced more violence and danger than any other peacekeeping mission in UN history. We ... Read More»

Statement from the White House Press Secretary Regarding Mali Executive Order

On July 26, President Donald J. Trump took action to combat the worsening situation in Mali.  Despite the 2015 Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation, terrorist activities have expanded into southern and central Mali.  Malign activities such as drug trafficking, hostage taking, attacks against civilians, and attacks against United Nations (UN) Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali (July 26, 2019)

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following places in Bamako, Mali: Place CAN in ACI 2000 Monument Bougiba Events: A demonstration against the presence of foreign security forces in Mali is scheduled to take place July 26th, starting at 1400. The march will go from the Place CAN to the ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali (July 12 and 13, 2019)

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following places in Bamako, Mali: Place CAN in ACI 2000 Monument Bougiba Mess Militaire in Badalabougou Events: An authorized march is scheduled to take place July 12th, starting at 1400. The march will go from the Place CAN to the Monument Bougiba.  In addition, demonstrations ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert for Saturday, June 29, 2019 in Bamako, Mali

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following places in Bamako, Mali: Palais des Sports Monument Bougiba Event: One event and one demonstration are scheduled to take place the morning of Saturday June 29, 2019 starting at 0900. While the demonstrations are intended to be peaceful, recent events have encountered a ... Read More»

U.S. Government Renews Commitment to Mali’s Food Security and Agricultural-led Economic Growth

US. Embassy in Mali June 27, 2019 –Ambassador Dennis B. Hankins officially launched the U.S. Government’s partnership with the Malian Government for a renewed five-year country plan to promote food security.  The event held at the U.S. Embassy in Bamako highlighted the new plan’s activities to boost resilience, strengthen agricultural growth, and improve nutrition for ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Meets with Journalists to Discuss the Importance of Countering Fake News

On May 21 Ambassador Hankins met with Malian media professionals at the U.S. Embassy-hosted workshop on countering fake news. Twenty-two prominent editors from Mali’s print, broadcast and online media outlets attended the workshop, which provided a global look at the fake news phenomenon, and provided concrete strategies to help journalists discern real from fake news. ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali for Friday, June 21, 2019

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following places in Bamako, Mali: Place CAN in ACI 2000 Monument d ’Independence Bourse du Travail Badalabougou near the G5-Sahel Headquarters Event: Multiple separate demonstrations are scheduled to take place the afternoon of Friday June 21, 2019 starting at 1400. While the demonstrations are ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Dennis Hankins Congratulates the 2019 Malian Mandela Washington Fellows

June 17, 2019 – U.S. Ambassador Dennis B. Hankins hosted Mali’s 2019 Mandela Washington Fellows (MWF) for a farewell reception in advance of their departure to the United States. The gathering was an opportunity for the U.S. Embassy to congratulate the seven fellows who will represent Mali at U.S. universities this summer. An official from ... Read More»

Release of the United States Strategy on Women, Peace, and Security

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State / June 11, 2019 Women around the world have an essential role in conflict prevention and resolution, security provision, peace processes, and countering terrorism.  For over a decade, the United States has been a leader in promoting global peace and stability by empowering women to take on ... Read More»

Energy Resource Governance Initiative (on mining and energy mineral sector)

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson / June 11, 2019 Increasing demand for renewable energy, electric vehicles, and battery storage technologies will create unprecedented demand for energy resource minerals. Energy Resource Governance Initiative (ERGI) is a U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR)-led effort designed to promote sound mining sector governance and resilient ... Read More»

Assistant Secretary Nagy Travels to Eastern and Southern Africa

Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Tibor Nagy will travel to Sudan, Ethiopia, Mozambique, and South Africa from June 12-23, 2019.  In Sudan, he will meet with members of the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) and the Transitional Military Council.  He will call for a cessation of attacks against civilians and urge parties to work ... Read More»

USAID Administrator Mark Green Travels To Africa

Media Advisory For Immediate Release Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Office of Press Relations Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: press@usaid.gov U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo; and the Republics of Rwanda, Kenya, and Mozambique from June 14 to June 22, 2019. Administrator Green will visit ... Read More»

Statement by USAID Administrator Mark Green on the U.S. Strategy on Women, Peace and Security

For Immediate Release Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Office of Press Relations Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: press@usaid.gov The Women, Peace, and Security Act, signed into law by President Trump in 2017, demonstrates the United States’ commitment to addressing the challenges faced by women and girls in conflict- and disaster-affected areas around the world. Consistent with the ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump on the 75th Commemoration of D-Day

Veterans Issued on: June 6, 2019 Normandy American Cemetery Colleville-sur-Mer, France 12:07 P.M. CEST THE PRESIDENT:  President Macron, Mrs. Macron, and the people of France; to the First Lady of the United States and members of the United States Congress; to distinguished guests, veterans, and my fellow Americans: We are gathered here on Freedom’s Altar. ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali (June 7, 2019)

Location:  Bamako Event: The European Union Training Mission (EUTM) detected a suspected vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) during routine screening at their headquarters in ACI 2000. Transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology pose a threat throughout Africa. Extremists continue to focus on public locations such as shopping centers, airports, hotels, clubs, restaurants, ... Read More»

Proclamation on National Day of Remembrance of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

Veterans Issued on: June 6, 2019 On June 6, 1944, D-Day, more than 130,000 American and Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, and thousands more parachuted in behind enemy lines, on a mission to retake Europe from the control of Nazi Germany.  The night before the operation, the largest amphibious assault in the ... Read More»

On the 30th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE / JUNE 3, 2019 WASHINGTON, DC On June 4, we honor the heroic protest movement of the Chinese people that ended on June 4, 1989, when the Chinese Communist Party leadership sent tanks into Tiananmen Square to violently repress peaceful demonstrations calling for democracy, human rights, and ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo Travels to The Netherlands To Address the Global Entrepreneurship Summit and Reinforce U.S.-Dutch Ties

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson/ June 3, 2019 The free-enterprise system… is the only system where a business started in a dorm room can disrupt a billion-dollar industry, and where risk-takers can rise from the crowd if they’ll work hard and have a good idea.” – U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, March ... Read More»

Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State On the Occasion of Eid al-Fitr

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State June 3, 2019 On behalf of the United States Department of State, I would like to wish all Muslims a blessed Eid al-Fitr. This holiday marks the end of Ramadan and is a time for celebration across Muslim communities worldwide.  It is a culmination of a month of fasting, sharing meals with family ... Read More»

Presidential Message on Eid al-Fitr, 2019

Issued on: June 3, 201 Melania joins me in sending our warmest greetings on Eid al-Fitr. At the conclusion of the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims celebrate the day of Eid through prayer and reflection.  This sacred day provides Muslims, both in the United States and around the world, an opportunity to renew their commitment to ... Read More»

Funding Opportunity: Ambassador’s Special Self Help Program

The U.S. Embassy in Bamako, Mali announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out projects through the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help (SSH) Small Grants Program (PDF 516 KB) . The application deadline is August 17, 2020, and the maximum for each award is $10,000.  Please note that this notice is subject to availability of funding. Please download the  Notice of Funding Opportunity  for ... Read More»

USAID Administrator Mark Green on the Launch of the U.S. Global Health Security Strategy

For Immediate Release Thursday, May 9, 2019 Office of Press Relations Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: press@usaid.gov The increase in the number of infectious-diseases outbreaks (e.g., Ebola, Zika, and yellow fever) around the world and the risk posed by an accidental or deliberate release of dangerous pathogens highlight the need for a sustained, multi-sectoral, and coordinated ... Read More»

Advertisement: Online auction

May 7-9 2019 The Embassy of the United States of America, ACI 2000, Rue 243, will have an online auction for sale of residential and office furniture, appliances, and two vehicles: a Grand Cherokee Jeep and a Ford truck starting. The auction begins on Tuesday, May 07, 2019 and proceeds until Thursday May 09, 2019. Photographs ... Read More»

World Press Freedom Day

Press Statement MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE May 3, Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC May 3, 2018 On the 25th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day, we renew our commitment to promoting and protecting a free press, which is an essential pillar of democracy. The United States values freedom of ... Read More»

Increased Violence in Northwest Syria

Press Statement Morgan Ortagus, Department Spokesperson April 30, 2019 The United States is alarmed by the escalation of violence in Idlib and northern Hama. Ongoing Russian and regime airstrikes, along with attacks by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and other groups connected to Al Qaeda in Syria, continue to destabilize the region, exacerbate the dire humanitarian situation, and cause dozens of ... Read More»

United States and Mali – Fighting Malaria Together

April 25, 2019 –World Malaria Day  Over the last five years, Mali with assistance from the United States, has reduced the burden of malaria by 60 percent – helping to improve the health resilience of people living all over the country.  This achievement is as result of cooperation between many partners and countless communities throughout ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

Location: Bamako Event: Due to ongoing large-scale protests near the Monument d’Independence and the ensuing traffic congesting, the US Embassy has directed embassy personnel to shelter in place until further notice. Actions to Take: Shelter in place. Avoid the area of the demonstrations and exercise caution if in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests. ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert for Friday, April 5, 2019

The announced gathering point is the Monument d’Independence in Bamako, Mali. Several groups are calling for a march on Friday, April 5th at 14:00 to denounce insecurity in Mali. The demonstration has not been approved by local authorities and may attract large crowds. Traffic disruptions are likely, and the Embassy has received reports indicating that ... Read More»

United States Ambassador Hankins’ Welcome Reception Underlines Importance of U.S.-Mali Cooperation

March 18, 2019: Ambassador Dennis B. Hankins hosted a welcome reception at his residence that gathered over 60 representatives from foreign diplomatic missions in Mali, the Malian government, international organizations, Algiers Peace Agreement signatory movements, and the Embassy community. The reception allowed the Ambassador to begin building connections with key national and international players that ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali (March 22, 2019)

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following places in Bamako, Mali: Bourse du Travail Monument de l’Independence. Event: At 16:00 on March 22 a peaceful demonstration is planned in response to the ongoing school crisis. The planned route is from Bourse du Travail to the Monument de l’Independence. The demonstration ... Read More»

Regional Counternarcotics Trafficking Conference (SPIDER) Bamako, Mali March 12-15

Embassy of the United States in Mali Press Release Bamako, Mali, March 20, 2019 In collaboration with the Government of Mali’s Office of Counternarcotics, the U.S. Embassy and Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement in Mali organized a conference March 12-15, 2019 in Bamako.  The four-day conference on regional drug trafficking  brought together efforts ... Read More»

Call for Proposals: Funding Opportunity- Julia Taft Refugee Fund for FY 2019

U.S. Department of State Call for Proposals Funding Opportunity: Julia Taft Refugee Fund for FY 2019 Date Open: March 19, 2019 Date Closed: April 18, 2019 CFDA: 19.517 – Overseas Refugee Assistance Programs for Africa Funding Instrument: Grant Minimum Award Amount: $5,000 Ceiling Award Amount: $25,000 Background and funding opportunity description U.S. Embassy Bamako in ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Dennis B. Hankins Presents Credentials to President Keïta

 BAMAKO, March 15:  Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Mali Dennis B. Hankins presented his credentials to His Excellency President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta on March 15, 2019.  Ambassador Hankins was nominated by President Trump on August 16, 2018 and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on January 2, 2019. “I ... Read More»

Malian Youth Volunteering to Increase Cooperation and Social Cohesion in Timbuktu 

U.S. Embassy’s partner i4Africa implemented the Festival Alafia 2019 in Dangha, Timbuktu, from February 12-14. This event was organized with the mentoring of i4Africa by a consortium of young volunteers who built the agenda of the festival around the need for social cohesion and to heal the growing divisions in their community.  Through this experience, young people ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Bamako’s visit to Islamic Institute Kola in Bamako

21 February 2019 — The U.S. Embassy Public Affairs team visited Islamic institute Kola in Bamako, where they met with teachers including Imam Salif Gaba and elementary school students aged 6-12.   The school located in Kabala neighborhood provides Arabic language instruction to 415 schoolchildren aged 6-16 in first through ninth grade.  The Embassy donated 46 ... Read More»

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Mali to Participate in Flintlock 2019

More than 2,000 service members from more than 30 African and western partner nations will participate in Flintlock 2019 at multiple locations in Burkina Faso and Mauritania from February 18 – March 1, 2019. More than 2,000 service members from more than 30 African and western partner nations will participate in Flintlock 2019 at multiple ... Read More»

President Trump’s Proclamation for African American History Month 2019

In the year 1619, a Dutch trading ship sailed into the Chesapeake Bay and dropped anchor at Point Comfort, Virginia.  The vessel’s arrival marked the beginning of the unscrupulous slave trade in the American colonies.  It was from this immoral origin—and through inhuman conditions, discrimination, and prolonged hardship—that emerged the vibrant culture, singular accomplishments, and ... Read More»

Partnering for Community Policing in Mali

January 29, 2019- Charge d’Affaires Gregory Garland met with six Malian law enforcement officers at the U.S. Embassy in advance of their trip to Botswana for the U.S. sponsored International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) for Community Policing and Crisis Leadership.  The U.S. Embassy supports this program because it improves leadership and police-community relations.  The symposium ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

December 21, 2018 Location: Bamako Event: The U.S. Embassy in Bamako reminds U.S. citizens that security measures in Mali remain heightened due to crime and ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Africa. Extremists continue to focus on locations such as shopping centers, airports, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places ... Read More»

U.S. Condemns Deadly Attack on UN Aguelhok Camp in Mali

The United States Embassy in Mali strongly condemns the terrorist attacks on January 20 against the UN camp in Aguelhok that left ten Chadian peacekeepers dead and others wounded.  Attacks against peacekeepers who are serving to support peace and stability in Mali will only strengthen our resolve to hold accountable those who commit such intolerable acts. ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

December 21, 2018 Location: Bamako Event: During the holiday season security measures in Mali remain heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Africa. The U.S. Embassy has implemented additional security measures for its personnel during the holiday season. U.S. government employees are prohibited from staying ... Read More»

Alert: Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali (December 14, 2018)

Location: Bamako Event: During the holiday season security measures in Mali remain heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Africa.  Extremists continue to focus on locations such as shopping centers, airports, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, street markets, and other public venues ... Read More»

Call for Application SUSI 2019

 The U.S. Embassy in Mali is seeking to recruit qualified Malian students for the Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders on Social Entrepreneurship 2019 (SUSI). All interested candidates please read the Eligibility Requirements and, if you meet them, apply!  Blank-application form for students Blank application form for Educators Blank application form for Scholars Download the application forms. Fill it out, and attach the document to your email and send to  bamakoscholarships@state.gov   No Later Than January ... Read More»

Human Rights Day

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC December 10, 2018 Seventy years ago, the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Emerging from a world war that shocked humanity with its cruelty, the sovereign nations of the world united to specify those rights that are inherent to all persons, ... Read More»

International Anticorruption Day

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC December 7, 2018 Corruption facilitates transnational crime, fuels terrorism, obstructs economic growth and development, weakens the rule of law, and undermines democracy. Ultimately, it endangers our national security. That is why, as we look ahead to International Anticorruption Day on December 9, we pledge to ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali (December 8, 2018)

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following places in Bamako, Mali: Place de la Liberté Monument d’Independence Bourse du Travail Event: At 08:00 on December 8 opposition leaders are planning a peaceful march to denounce the government’s redistricting plan and protest the security situation in Mali.  While the demonstrations are ... Read More»

USAID’s Food for Peace Partnership with UNICEF Saves Lives in Mali

November 16, 2016 Recurrent natural disasters and severe poverty contribute to food insecurity in Mali, while civil conflict since 2012 has exacerbated food insecurity and spurred population displacement. In 2018, an estimated 4.6 million people are food insecure and 1.1 million people are affected by or at risk of malnutrition, according to the UN. As ... Read More»

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Mr. Tibor P. Nagy visits Mali

(Bamako)  U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Mr. Tibor P. Nagy visited Mali November 4-6.  Mr. Nagy is the head of the bureau in the U.S. State Department responsible for U.S. policy in Africa, and promoting U.S. goals in support of bilateral relationships throughout Africa, including with Mali.  In this, his first trip ... Read More»

Secretary of State Pompeo Wishes the U.S. Marine Corps a Happy 243rd Birthday

On behalf of the Department of State and all of our employees serving overseas and at home, I wish the United States Marine Corps congratulations on its 243rd birthday.  The Marine Corps and the Department of State share a long history and have forged one of the most important and enduring relationships that exists between ... Read More»

Overseas and Military Voters Should Vote Now

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – For U.S. voters living abroad or deployed with the military, receiving and sending back an official ballot can be a challenge to successfully voting absentee. In fact, a recent study conducted by the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) showed that the voting rate among overseas citizens in 2016 would have been over ... Read More»

Call for Applications – Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES).

NICER Mali (iEARN-MALI) in collaboration with U.S. Embassy in Mali is seeking to recruit qualified Malian students for YES program for the academic year 2019-2020. This program provides scholarships for high school students (ages 15-17 years) to spend up to one academic year as an exchange student in the United States. Students live with host families, attend ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali (October 11, 2018) Location: Bamako and Siby, Mali Event: The U.S. Embassy in Bamako advises U.S. citizens of a recent crime trend. Armed robberies or “car-jackings” on Route National 5 between Siby and Bamako have killed four people in nearly a dozen incidents.  According to Malian police, the ... Read More»

President Trump’s National Strategy for Counterterrorism

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC October 4, 2018 Today’s terrorist threats are more complex, fluid, and fast-moving than ever. Terrorist groups and networks such as al-Qa`ida, ISIS, and Iranian-supported terrorists continue to target us, our allies, and partners. We must combat these threats through a comprehensive and coordinated approach. Earlier ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Mali’s First-Ever Exchange Alumni Summit Sparks Collaboration and Community Engagement in Mali

On Saturday, September 29, the U.S. Embassy in Mali welcomed over 150 alumni of U.S. Department of State exchange programs to the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako, for the first-ever USG Exchange Alumni Summit in Mali. The summit brought together alumni from over a dozen U.S. State Department exchange programs, including: the Fulbright Foreign Students ... Read More»

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U.S. is Africa’s ‘Ideal Partner’ for Promoting Democratic Institutions & Economic Growth

Op-Ed Tibor P. Nagy, Jr. Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs Washington, DC September 18, 2018 This entry was originally published by allAfrica as a guest column:  After having the honor of serving my country as a diplomat for more than 30 years – 22 of them in eight different African countries – this week I ... Read More»

The US Embassy welcomes participants of PAYLP exchange program

On Monday, August 27, 2018, the Embassy of the United States had the opportunity to welcome the three students from Kayes, Korotoumou Siby, Kadidia Sissoko, Fouseyni Sangare, and their mentor, Lassina Dao who have participated to the exchange program, spending 3 weeks in different states. As part of the exchange program entitled “Pan African Youth ... Read More»

Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Corruption and Conflict

Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Corruption and Conflict Share Ambassador Nikki Haley U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City September 10, 2018 AS DELIVERED I thank Secretary-General Guterres for being here today and shining a light on the link between corruption and international peace ... Read More»

Statement from President Donald J. Trump — the United States will not tolerate any form of foreign meddling in our elections

The White House September 12, 2018 Today, I took action to protect the integrity of the United States electoral system by signing an Executive Order to ensure that we can swiftly identify and punish any foreign interference in our elections. As I have made clear, the United States will not tolerate any form of foreign ... Read More»

Security Alert – Demonstration in Bamako, Mali Saturday September 1, 2018

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following places in Bamako, Mali: · Place de la Liberté · Monument d’Indépendence · Bourse du Travail Event: At 08:00 on Saturday, September 1, 2018, opposition leaders are planning a peaceful march to protest electoral fraud and reject the final presidential election results, as ... Read More»

First Lady Melania Trump Welcomes the First Lady of Kenya to the White House

(August 27, 2018) Today, First Lady Melania Trump joined President Donald J. Trump in welcoming President Uhuru Kenyatta of the Republic of Kenya and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta to the White House. Mrs. Trump and Mrs. Kenyatta enjoyed an afternoon together with an open dialogue focused on their common goals and their respective initiatives on ... Read More»

UN Security Council Briefing on Threats to International Peace and Security Caused by Terrorist Acts

Ambassador Nikki Haley U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations August 23, 2018 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. Foreign Secretary, for coming to chair this very important briefing, and welcome to New York. The United States is grateful for the United Kingdom’s unwavering commitment to the fight against terrorism. ... Read More»

Every Vote Counts! Get Your Absentee Ballot!

As the November 6, 2018 mid-term election approaches, the U.S. Embassyencourages all eligible U.S. citizen voters in Mali to request to receive absentee ballots electronically via fax or email as provided for by their respective states. We encourage you to bring your ballots in properly sealed and addressed pre-paid envelopes to the Consular Section at ... Read More»

Security Alert – Demonstrations in Bamako, Mali on August 25, 2018

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following places in Bamako, Mali: Place de la Liberte Monument d’Independence Bourse du Travail Event: At 08:00 on Saturday, August 25, 2018, opposition leaders are planning a peaceful march to protest electoral fraud and reject the final presidential election results.  The march is scheduled ... Read More»

Statement on the Presidential Election in Mali

The United States commends the people of Mali for their participation in the presidential election on July 29 and the runoff on August 12. The elections were a demonstration of their commitment to democratic values and we congratulates President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta on his reelection.  We condemn the violence and threats that prevented some Malians ... Read More»

Malian Exchange Students Celebrate Participation in U.S. State Department’s YES Exchange Program

The U.S. Embassy in Mali and the NICER/ iEARN Mali office had the pleasure of welcoming Malian students selected for the prestigious Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program on Saturday August 4th,  2018, to a reception to celebrate their participation in the YES program. Some of these exceptional students had returned from a year of ... Read More»

Security Alert – Demonstrations in Bamako, Mali August 18, 2018

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following places in Bamako, Mali: Place de la Liberte Monument d’Independence Bourse du Travail Event: Opposition leaders are planning a peaceful march to protest electoral fraud on Saturday, August 18, 2018, beginning at 08:00.  The march is scheduled to start at the Place de ... Read More»

Security Alert – Demonstrations in Bamako, Mali

Location: Hamdallaye-ACI 2000 neighborhoods of Bamako.  Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to: ·     Headquarters of Soumaila Cisse’s campaign in ACI 2000 ·     Constitutional Court Event: Supporters of Soumaila Cisse have announced a demonstration for today, August 16, 2018, at 16:00.  The demonstration may take the form of a moto/car caravan.  While the demonstration is ... Read More»

U.S. Mission Observers and Projects for Peaceful Elections in Mali

(Bamako, August 15, 2018) — On July 29 and August 12 Malians voted in the two rounds of an important presidential election.  In advance of the elections, the United States Mission in Bamako provided observer teams, and support through USAID for partnerships with Malians to strengthen civic engagement through voter education, mobilize voters and engage ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Statement on the Preliminary Results of the August 12 Presidential Election in Mali

(Bamako – August 15, 2018) — The United States Embassy in partnership with the international community in Bamako reaffirms our support for Mali and commitment to the Malian authorities and people for a calm and respectful post-election process.  We remind the two candidates of their commitments to peaceful campaigns before and after the electoral process.  We ... Read More»

New Results and Commitments by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC July 25, 2018 This week at the 2018 International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam PEPFAR announced critical new progress toward reaching HIV epidemic control and strong commitments to address key gaps in the HIV/AIDS response among men and key populations. Several African countries are now on track to ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Statement on July 29 Presidential Elections in Mali

(Bamako, August 3, 2018) — As a longstanding friend of Mali, the United States applauds Malians across the country who voted peacefully in the July 29 presidential elections.  The United States condemns the violence that prevented other Malian citizens from exercising their democratic right to vote in some regions of the country.  We express our ... Read More»

 Request for Expressions of Interest U.S. GOVERNMENT HOUSING – BAMAKO

July 30, 2018 Request for Expressions of Interest U.S. GOVERNMENT HOUSING – BAMAKO, DAKAR, OUAGADOUGOU The United States Government (“USG”) is evaluating opportunities to lease newly constructed housing in Bamako, Mali; Dakar, Senegal; and Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The USG seeks information from entities who are capable of financing, building, and leasing multi-unit housing developments to ... Read More»

Religious Persecution Must End Now

Op-Ed Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State USA Today July 24, 2018 Around the world, religious minorities are persecuted and stripped of human rights. This is an issue many countries must work together to solve. Last month, Mohammad Salas, a member of the Iranian Gonabadi Sufi dervish community persecuted by the Iranian regime for its ... Read More»

Local Governments Ramping Up Efforts to Counter Violent Extremism

By  Michael Duffin  on July 17, 2018 The Institute for Strategic Dialogue, a Department of State partner in advancing global counterterrorism collaboration, just hosted the third annual Strong Cities Network Global Summit in Melbourne, Australia, on July 10-12. Countering violent extremism (CVE) requires a whole-of-society approach that addresses the local dynamics that terrorists exploit for recruitment. While ... Read More»

African Women Entrepreneurs Expand Business Networks in the United States

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC July 12, 2018 Twenty-two women entrepreneurs from 13 African countries arrive in the United States this week to connect with their American counterparts and accelerate the growth of their businesses. The businesswomen in this year’s African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) join a network that has created thousands ... Read More»

The United States Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Mali and Niger

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC July 3, 2018 The United States condemns the recent terrorist attacks in the Sahel. These include attacks against security forces of the G-5 Sahel Joint Force in Sévaré, Mali on June 29, the landmine attack that killed four Malian troops in Koro county on June 30, the ... Read More»

Launch of One Health Plateform in Mali

 Embassy of the United States in Mali Press Release No: BAM2018-011 ENG Bamako, Mali, June 28, 2018 Bamako, Mali – On June 21, 2018, the U.S. government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Malian government reinforced their long-standing partnership in the health sector with the launch of the “One Health ... Read More»

Self-Help: Notification of Funding Opportunity

Notification of Funding Opportunity The U.S. Embassy announces an open competition for local organizations to submit applications to carry out projects addressing Mali’s economic growth that prioritize environmental protection, education, market gardening and youth entrepreneurship. The Ambassador’s Special Self-Help (SSH) program is a grass-roots grant assistance program that allows U.S. Ambassadors to support local requests ... Read More»

Implication of Malian Soldiers in Civilian Deaths

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC June 21, 2018 Implication of Malian Soldiers in Civilian Deaths The United States expresses serious concern about the role of Malian military forces in the deaths of 25 people, as acknowledged by Defense Minister Tiena Coulibaly. We support Minister Coulibaly’s decision to immediately open an investigation. We ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

Location: Bamako and other major cities in Mali Event: The potential for violence is heightened on and around Mali’s presidential elections scheduled for July 29, 2018. While the most recent election-related demonstration that took place on June 8, 2018 was peaceful, other rallies have turned violent.  Additionally, there is an ongoing threat of attacks against ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador to Mali Mr. Paul A. Folmsbee Remarks – 2018 BORDERLESS ALLIANCE ANNUAL CONFERENCE

May 9th, 2018 (As prepared) • Honorable Minister of Trade of Mali • Honorable Federal Minister of Transport of Nigeria • Honorable Members of the Government of Mali • Members of the Diplomatic Corps • Representatives of ECOWAS and UEMOA Commissions • President of ETLS Task Force • President and Members of the Borderless Alliance ... Read More»

Alert for U.S. Citizens: Malian Authorities Conducting Routine Health Screenings for Travelers Arriving from DRC

The Mali Ministry of Health announced that as a public health precaution following a reported outbreak of Ebola Virus in a remote northwestern province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Malian authorities are conducting routine screenings of all travelers arriving from the DRC at points of entry into Mali, including at Modibo Keita ... Read More»

Chargé d’Affaires Gregory Garland Remarks – for Launching Ceremony EMERGE Elections Program

Dear distinguished guests, thank you for this opportunity to discuss the upcoming elections.  The United States has a deep respect and appreciation for all the work you are doing to further the electoral process, and your commitment to the peace process and stability in Mali.  Transparent and credible elections are the bedrock of any society ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Visits the High Islamic Council in Bamako to wish Malians a Joyful  Ramadan 

May 10 — U.S.  In advance Ramadan, Ambassador Paul A. Folmsbee visited the High Islamic Council of Mali (HCI) in Bamako, and the three main member associations, including the National Muslim Association for the Women of Mali, Union Nationale des Femmes du Mali (UNAFEM), The Malian Association for Imams and Islamic Preachers, Ligue Malienne des ... Read More»

New USAID Mission Director Scott Dobberstein Takes Oath of Office in Bamako, Mali –Remarks

USAID Mission Director Mali Scott Dobberstein U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali May 9, 2018 Awou ni sogoma ! (Good morning!) Thank you very much Ambassador Folmsbee and USAID Mali’s Deputy Anne Williams for your kind words and for presiding over this swearing in ceremony.    I feel privileged to be serving with an Ambassador, who is passionate ... Read More»

USAID’s New Mission Director in Mali Takes Oath 

BAMAKO – Scott Dobberstein took his oath of office as the USAID Mission Director for Mali May 9, and spoke about the importance of decentralization for good governance, and the need to promote peace and stability so that development can take place. United States Ambassador to Mali Paul Folmsbee, administered the oath of office for ... Read More»

Department of State Participation in Flintlock 2018

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE April 6, 2018 The Department of State is pleased to once again participate in Flintlock, U.S. Africa Command’s (AFRICOM) annual and largest Special Operations Forces exercise. Flintlock exercises have taken place regularly since 2005 with partner nations from the Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership ... Read More»

The U.S. Embassy Bamako Welcomes the Malian Public at Special Screening of American Blockbuster “Black Panther”

March 31, 2018 – The U.S. Embassy in Mali had the pleasure of screening the blockbuster American film Black Panther, with support from Magic Cinema Babemba in Bamako. This brand new Marvel film, which has shattered box office records, takes place in an imaginary African country, and features a mostly black cast. Black Panther is ... Read More»

Passport Execution Fee Increase

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35.  The $10 execution fee increase applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form including: first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen. Customers applying with the DS-11 ... Read More»

United States supports Mali with physical security and arms stockpile management with $1,740,000 over three years          

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 – U.S. Ambassador Folmsbee handed over the keys for 22 armories in Segou, Mopti, and Bamako, constructed for the Malian Armed Forces, Customs and Police. The project for the construction of the physical security facilities and training of personnel, was sponsored by the United States and implemented by NGO partner, Mines ... Read More»

Ambassador Folmsbee’s Remarks – Handover Ceremony of 22 Armories for Physical Security and Stockpile Management in Mali

Ambassador Paul A. Folmsbee Remarks Handover Ceremony of 22 Armories Constructed for the Malian Armed Forces, Customs and Police Customs Headquarters Bamako, Mali Tuesday, 27 February 2018                                                         ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Speaker Program Celebrates Black History Month by Exploring Non-Violence

U.S. Embassy Speaker Program Celebrates Black History Month by Exploring Non-Violence during the Civil Rights Movement February 15 – The U.S. Embassy in Mali celebrated Black History Month with U.S. Speaker and author Eddy Harris, who discussed tactics of non-violence and passive resistance in the U.S. Civil Rights movement in the 1950’s and 60’s.  The ... Read More»

Call for Proposals: Julia Taft Refugee Fund for FY 2018

Date Open: February 27, 2018 Date Closed: April 05, 2018 Minimum Award Amount: $5,000 Maximum Award Amount: $25,000 Background and funding opportunity description The U.S. Embassy Bamako in collaboration with the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) is pleased to welcome proposals via the Julia Taft Refugee Fund from potential partners working in the area of refugees’ protection ... Read More»

Opening Ceremony of Mali Sub-National Governance Program (SNGP) Annual Review

REMARKS BY PAUL A. FOLMSBEE AMBASSADOR OF THE UNITED STATES TO MALI CENTRE DE FORMATION DES COLLECTIVITES TERRITORIALES, FEBRUARY 16, 2018 – 9H00 Minister of Territorial Collectivities The representatives of Malian government The Mayor of Kati commune Dear Guests, It is a pleasure to join you this morning for the opening of our Subnational Governance Program, ... Read More»

To Improve Stability and Prosperity, United States Government Emphasizes Support for Mali’s Decentralization of Public Financial Management

Friday, February 15, 2018, Kati, Mali – Ambassador Paul A. Folmsbee opened the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Annual Review of the Mali Sub-National Governance Program (SNGP), noting, “The Malian government’s decentralizing of public financial management will continue to pave the way for a more democratic, resilient and prosperous life for present and future ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Bamako’s “I Have a Dream” Symposium with Mali’s English Teacher Training College

January 16, 2018   In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday and in advance of February’s Black History Month, the U.S. Embassy partnered with Mali’s Teacher Training College (ENSup) to commemorate King’s historic “I Have a Dreamspeech .  Consular Chief Andrew Partin gave a talk on King’s iconic speech at the Lincoln Memorial for the 1963 March on ... Read More»

Official Statement on the January 25-28 Terrorist Attacks on Civilians and FAMA Troops in Mali

U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali Official Statement on the January 25-28 Terrorist Attacks on Civilians and FAMA Troops in Mali 29 January 2018 – The United States strongly condemns the barbaric landmine attack that killed twenty six Malian and Burkinabe civilians including women and children on January 25, and the deplorable assaults on Forces Armees Maliennes ... Read More»

Readout of a Meeting between Ambassador Haley and Malian Foreign Minister Tieman Hubert Coulibaly

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS Office of Press and Public Diplomacy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 24, 2018 Ambassador Nikki Haley met with Malian Foreign Minister Tieman Hubert Coulibaly. They agreed that Mali is at a pivotal moment, and the implementation of the 2015 peace agreement, coupled with successful elections in 2018, is critical ... Read More»

Speakers and Movies Schedule

Bamako American Center Speakers Speaker Profession or Affiliation Date Topic U.S. Embassy Representative 03/05/2018 Kassogue Benjamin Maiga Amadou 03/19/2018 Keita Mohamed Fulbright foreign Student 03/19/2018 Fulbright application Process Magassouba Youssouf Professor/ Fulbright Alumni 04/09/2018 Essay writing Tamboura Moussa B TEA 04/16/2018 New Technologies Sangho Fatoumata Amadou MWF /YALI /GES 04/23/2018 Leadership Togola Komba dite Fatoumata IVLP 05/07/2018 ... Read More»

U.S. Marines in Mali Bring Holiday Joy to Kids with Special Needs in Faladje, Bamako

In celebration of the 2017 holiday season, the U.S. Embassy Mali’s United States Marine Corps detachment donated toys and clothing at the the Housna Ka So Center for special-needs children in the Faladje neighborhood in Bamako.  During their visit to the Housna Center, the Marines played basketball, legos and worked on art projects and played ... Read More»

Malian Prime Minister Meets with Ambassador Paul Folmsbee

U.S. Ambassador Paul A. Folmsbee met with the newly-appointed Malian Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga on January 3 in Bamako. This meeting was an opportunity for the two personalities to discuss security, the peace process, and U.S. assistance to Mali. “We are a big partner of Mali and we are here to help Mali. The ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Reminder of Continued Threat of Attacks in Mali

U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali Security Message for U.S. Citizens Reminder of Continued Threat of Attacks in Mali December 29, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Bamako reminds U.S. citizens of the continued threat of attacks against hotels, restaurants, and bars frequented by Westerners, particularly in the cities of Bamako and Gao. In light of the continued ... Read More»

Request for Quotations 19ML2018R0002: Razor-Wire Installation

December 28, 2017 Dear Prospective Quoter: SUBJECT: Request for Quotations Number 19ML2018R0002 The Embassy of the United States of America invites you to submit a quotation for the Installation of razor-wire along the walls of all existing U.S. Embassy residences and accompanying compounds – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali The U.S. Government intends to award a ... Read More»

VACANCY – 17-034 – OBO ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT- CLOSING: January 04, 2018

SUBJECT: VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 17-034 OPEN TO: ALL INTERESTED CANDIDATES / ALL SOURCES The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position. The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement. POSITION: OBO ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT FSN-07; ... Read More»

VACANCY – 17-033- SURVEILLANCE DETECTION PROGRAMS COORDINATOR

SUBJECT: VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 17-033 OPEN TO: ALL INTERESTED CANDIDATES / ALL SOURCES The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position. The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement. POSITION: SURVEILLANCE DETECTION PROGRAMS COORDINATOR ... Read More»

VACANCY : 17-032 –OBO MECHANICAL ENGINEER–Closing December 20

SUBJECT: VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 17-032 OPEN TO: ALL INTERESTED CANDIDATES / ALL SOURCES The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position. The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement. POSITION: OBO MECHANICAL ENGINEER FSN-10; ... Read More»

VACANCY: 17-31-OBO ELECTRICAL ENGINEER-CLOSING December 22, 2017

SUBJECT: VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 17-31 OPEN TO: ALL INTERESTED CANDIDATES / ALL SOURCES The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position. The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement. POSITION: OBO ELECTRICAL ENGINEER FSN-10; ... Read More»

VACANCY : 17-030- Architect/Construction Engineer (CE)- Closing December 21

SUBJECT: VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 17-030 OPEN TO: ALL INTERESTED CANDIDATES / ALL SOURCES The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position. The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement. POSITION: Architect/Construction Engineer (CE) FSN-10; ... Read More»

Call for Application-SUSI 2018

Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders on Social Entrepreneurship 2018 – All interested candidates please apply ! Download the application form . Fill it out, and attach the document to your email and send to  bamakoscholarships@state.gov  No Later Than December 22, 2017, midnight. Please read the  SUSI program requirements  for more information. This program provides the opportunity to Malian beneficiaries a deeper understanding ... Read More»

US Ambassador Meets with ICFJ Participants

U.S. Ambassador Paul Folmsbee received three Malian journalists returning from a three-weeklong internship in the United States under the auspices of the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). These journalists came to the ambassador to present him with their certificates and discuss their experiences. With the support and guidance of ICFJ, Arkia Toure spent her internship ... Read More»

USG Sponsors Graduate Studies in the U.S for Three Malian Military Officers

The US Ambassador to Mali, HE Paul A. Folmsbee, congratulated, last week, three Malian officers leaving for military graduate studies in the United States. The Embassy is proud of these three officers who were the best-qualified candidates for this training program. Participants include LT Colonel Oumar Yoro Sidibé who will attend U.S Army war college, ... Read More»

U.S. Engages Malian Parliamentarians against Violent Extremism

Malian MPs Brehima Beridogo and Belco Ba took part in the Parliamentary Exchange Program in Washington, DC, from November 13-17, which brought together six MPs from Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger. The program sought to discuss how parliaments can play an active role in the fight against violent extremism and the enhancement of regional and ... Read More»

USA Support Cattle Fattening Project in Mopti

The United States Embassy signed a $20,000 grant agreement with the Réseau des Jeunes Patriots Pour le Development de Mopti (RJPDM-MALI) to support its cow fattening project in the region of Mopti.  The project will improve the living conditions of 500 repatriated and returning refugee youth that are members of the  RJPDM-MALI association in Sévare, ... Read More»

Three Malian Journalists Attend USG Sponsored Internship Program in U.S.

Three U.S. Embassy sponsored Malian journalists headed to the United States of America for an internship program in journalism. This second special internship program is implemented by the International Center for Journalists (#ICFJ) in Washington DC. It seeks to build a free and professional press in Mali, by exposing Malian journalists to current trends and ... Read More»

Call for Applications

As part of the ECNOC / ECOWAS project on gender mainstreaming in a climate resilient energy system in West Africa, ECREEE, CRTC and PFAN are launching, through the US Embassy in Mali , a call for applications for projects. Women-owned businesses with clean energy solutions that will contribute to the economic empowerment of women in ... Read More»

U.S Embassy Condemns Attack Against President of Mali High Court of Justice

The United States Embassy in Mali strongly condemns the attack against the President of the High Court of Justice of Mali, Hon. Abderhamane Niang. This vile and barbarous attack on a civilian convoy that took the lives of six people is a stark reminder of the resolve required to assure continued peace and stability in ... Read More»

United States Pledging up to $60 Million in New Support for Security Assistance in the Sahel Region

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC October 30, 2017 United States Pledging up to $60 Million in New Support for Security Assistance in the Sahel Region Defeating terrorism depends on making sure terrorist organizations cannot have safe havens on any continent. To that end, pending consultation with Congress, the United States ... Read More»

Statement of U.S. Ambassador Paul Folmsbee Condemning Recent Attacks against Malian and International Armed Forces

Press Statement Ambassador Paul A. Folmsbee Bamako, Mali Statement of U.S. Ambassador Paul Folmsbee Condemning Recent Attacks against Malian and International Armed Forces October, 27 2017 The United States strongly condemns the 24 October attack that took the lives of two Malian soldiers in Soumpi, and a second attack 26 October against Chadian forces which ... Read More»

Chargé d’Affaires Greg Garland Launches workshop on Food Security

Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy Greg Garland and Malian Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdoulaye Diop, co-chaired the opening ceremony of a three-day workshop on the Global Strategy for Food Security from USAID on October 18 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako. Malian Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdoulaye Diop urged the Malian stakeholders to ... Read More»

The Chargé D’Affaires launches USAID’s Inclusive Education Project in Mali

In cooperation with the Malian Ministry of Education, Chargé d’Affaires Gregory Garland launched USAID’s new Inclusive Education for the Visually Impaired Children in Mali project on October 16 at the Institute for the Blind in Mali. The project increases the number of visually impaired and blind children attending mainstream primary schools, and introduces an early ... Read More»

Call for Applications – Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES)

NICER Mali (iEARN-MALI)  in collaboration with U.S. Embassy in Mali is seeking to recruit qualified Malian students for YES program for the academic year 2018-2019. This program provides scholarships for high school students (ages 15-17 years) to spend up to one academic year as an exchange student in the United States. Students live with host families, ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Continued Threat of Attacks in Bamako and Gao, Mali

U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali Security Message for U.S. Citizens Continued Threat of Attacks in Bamako and Gao, Mali October 3, 2017 The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of a continued threat of attacks against hotels, restaurants, and bars frequented by Westerners, particularly in the cities of Bamako and Gao, Mali.  Avoid vulnerable locations with poor ... Read More»

DV-2019 Program

DV-2019 Program: The new registration period for the DV-2019 Program begins on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and concludes on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-4). Note: Due to technical issues, all registrations entered before Wednesday, October 18, 2017, will not be ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Trains 15 Malian Bloggers and Journalists on Crisis Reporting Skills

The U.S. Embassy hosted 15 Malian journalists and bloggers for a series of Digital Video conferences focused on the “Role of Bloggers and Journalists in Time of Crisis”. The goal was to reinforce their capacities to better perform their job.  The training sessions were facilitated by experts from the Africa Regional Services (ARS) based in ... Read More»

Pan African Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP) Participants Return to Gao

14 September 2017  The U.S. Embassy welcomes home the four young leaders and their mentor from the northern Mali region of Gao.  The group arrived Early September to Mali after spending three weeks in the United States as part of the Pan African Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP) program.  This dynamic youth leadership program brings together ... Read More»

Ambassador’s Statement for Tabaski (Eid al Adha)

  On behalf of the American people and the U.S. Embassy in Bamako, I would like to wish the people of Mali a blessed and peaceful Tabaski.  During this sacred holiday, Muslims all around the world will gather with families, friends and neighbors to honor the values of faith, charity, devotion and self-sacrifice. These are ... Read More»

Ambassador Folmsbee Visits Central Mali to Support Education and Humanitarian Assistance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                             DATE: August 28, 2017 BAMAKO – The United States Ambassador to Mali Paul A. Folmsbee visited the central region of Mopti August 22 – 24, 2017, to review U.S. development and humanitarian activities in this region.  Under threat of violence from extremist elements, many schools have been closed in northern and central ... Read More»

Ambassador Hosts Exchange Program alumni for World Press Freedom Day Event

Ambassador Folmsbee hosted 18 journalism and exchange alumni for a luncheon to recognize the role of these accomplished journalists in Mali’s democratic system and to highlight our commitment to freedom of the press Participants included journalism exchange alumni from 2014 to 2017. The journalists used the opportunity to discuss current issues in Mali, including the ... Read More»

Youth from Northern Mali participate to the Pan African Youth Leadership Program

The Pan African Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP) supports long-range U.S. foreign policy priorities by offering secondary school students (ages 15-18) and adult educators the opportunity to explore themes such as entrepreneurship, civic education, youth leadership and economic development, and respect for diversity. Through three-week, intensive exchanges in the United States, participants engage in workshops on ... Read More»

US Helps Build Four Health Commodity Warehouses to Boost Mali’s Central Medical Store Storage

“By breaking ground on these warehouses, we are participating in the building of a better and prosperous Mali,” Ambassador Folmsbee underscored during the launching ceremony for four health commodity warehouses in Bamako and in the regions of Kayes, Koulikoro, and Mopti. This construction project is the result of a dynamic and strong partnership between the ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Demonstrations in Bamako on August 16 and 18

U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali Planned Demonstrations in Bamako on August 16 and 18  August 15, 2017 The U.S. Embassy has learned that demonstrations are scheduled to take place in Bamako this week.  Malian authorities and newspapers report the likelihood of a heavy police and security presence with traffic diversions in and around the demonstrations at ... Read More»

Statement on the Situation in Mali

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC July 31, 2017 The United States condemns recurring violations of the ceasefire that have occurred in Mali between signatory armed groups to the 2015 Algiers Peace Accord. We urge the parties to end hostilities immediately and to strictly comply with their obligations under international humanitarian law and ... Read More»

The U.S. Embassy’s SPEAR team receive special training in fight on terror

The U.S. Embassy’s SPEAR team receive special training from members of Diplomatic Security’s Anti-terrorism Assistance (ATA) program instructor cadre.  The Special Program for Embassy Augmentation and Response (SPEAR) team is composed of Malian National Guard members who mission is to respond to critical incidents involving U.S. Mission facilities and personnel in Mali.  Subjects included: Instructor ... Read More»

Request for Quote for Vehicles Solicitation SML200117R0011 PR6538605 U.S. Embassy Bamako Mali

Request for Quote for Vehicles Solicitation SML200117R0011 PR6538605 U.S. Embassy Bamako Mali Date: July 26, 2017 Dear Prospective Quoters: SUBJECT: Solicitation Number SML20017R0011 The Embassy of the United States of America invites you to submit a final & best fixed-price quote for vehicles purchase. The U.S. Government intends to award a contract to the responsible company submitting a technically acceptable and price-reasonable quote. Your offer must be ... Read More»

Request for Quotations Number SML20017R0009

Perimeter Fence1 Construction Solicitation SML20017R0009 PR6551701 U.S. Embassy Bamako July 24, 2017 Dear Prospective Offerors: SUBJECT: Request for Quotations Number SML20017R0009 The Embassy of the United States of America invites you to submit a final & best fixed-price offer for the construction of perimeter fence at the U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali The U.S. Government intends to award a purchase order to the responsible company ... Read More»

The United States welcomes the G5 Sahel Summit, Sunday, July 2 in Bamako.

Press Release  G5 Sahel Summit “I salute Mali’s leadership on this issue,” said United States Ambassador Paul Folmsbee.  “The United States welcomes and fully supports the creation of a G-5 Sahel joint force to combat terrorism and help restore peace and security in the Sahel region.  The United States applauds the G5 nations – Burkina ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Mali Travel Warning

June 29, 2017 The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Mali due to ongoing terrorist attacks, criminal violence, and potential political instability. U.S. citizens in Mali are reminded to stay vigilant, remain aware of their surroundings, and exercise caution, especially at night. This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning dated December ... Read More»

2017 Eid Al-Fitr Message From Secretary Rex Tillerson

On the occasion of [Eid al-Fitr/Idul Fitri (as appropriate)], I convey our warmest wishes to our Muslim friends around the world. This holiday marks the culmination of Ramadan, a holy month in which many experience meaning and inspiration in acts of fasting, prayer, and charity. On [Eid al-Fitr/Idul Fitri (as appropriate)] Muslims in the United ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ongoing Threat of Attacks in Bamako during Eid al-Fitr Holiday

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of a continued threat of attacks against Western diplomatic missions, places of worship, and other locations in Bamako frequented by Westerners and other expatriates.  These threats are expected to increase during the upcoming Eid al-Fitr holiday.  The U.S. Embassy encourages limiting movements within Bamako during this period. Avoid vulnerable ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Enrollment in U.S. Embassy’s SMS Message System

The U.S. Embassy encourages enrollment in the SMS Message System to receive important announcements via text message.  If you wish to enroll in our SMS Message System, please send an email to ACSBamako@state.gov with the following information: First Name: Last Name: Cell Phone Number: Alternate Cell Phone Number: Location of Residence in Mali: Date of Final ... Read More»

DCM Nathan Holt Launches Press Caravan to Raise Awareness about Regional Development Agencies

DCM Nathan Holt gave remarks at the kick off ceremony of a press caravan organized by Mali Sub-National Governance Program (SNGP). The caravan aimed at raising the awareness of communities and decision makers about the roles and responsibilities of the Regional Development Agencies (ADR). The media tour will be an opportunity for the ADRs to ... Read More»

Attack on Hotel Kangaba in Mali : STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON

June 19, 2017 Attack on Hotel Kangaba in Mali The United States expresses its condolences to the victims and their families of the June 18 terrorist attack at Hotel Kangaba “Le Campement” outside Bamako, Mali.  We appreciate the efforts of Malian, French, and United Nations peacekeeping forces in responding to the attack and securing the ... Read More»

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2017 Bamako, Mali – On June 14, 2017, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Malian government have renewed their partnership by signing an amendment to a grant in the amount of $4,800,000 to support rule of law and human rights for Malian citizens. This is the sixth ... Read More»

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Ongoing Attack at Hotel Kangaba, Le Campement

June 18, 2017 The U.S. Embassy received a report of an ongoing attack at Hotel Kangaba “Le Campement” 30 minutes southeast of Bamako. Malian forces are responding. Please avoid the area, conduct accountability of your acquaintances, and report any information to the U.S. Embassy +223 2070 2301 or ACSBamako@state.gov . The Department of State advises against ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increased Threat of Attacks in Bamako

United States Embassy Bamako, Mali Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Increased Threat of Attacks in Bamako June 9, 2017 The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of a possible increased threat of attacks against Western diplomatic missions, places of worship, and other locations in Bamako where Westerners frequent.  Avoid vulnerable locations with poor security measures in ... Read More»

Statement from President Donald J. Trump on Ramadan

On behalf of the American people, I would like to wish all Muslims a joyful Ramadan. During this month of fasting from dawn to dusk, many Muslims in America and around the world will find meaning and inspiration in acts of charity and meditation that strengthen our communities.  At its core, the spirit of Ramadan ... Read More»

President Trump delivered his inaugural address on January 20, 2017.

THE PRESIDENT: Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people. Together, we will determine the course of ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Planned in Bamako on April 20

April 19, 2017 The U.S. Embassy has learned that a demonstration is planned in Bamako on April 20 at 10:00 a.m.  While the demonstration is intended to be nonviolent, an increased security presence and traffic disruptions are possible.  We strongly urge U.S. citizens to avoid the area.  Demonstrators plan to start at the Bourse du ... Read More»

Remarks at a UN Security Council Meeting on the Situation in Mali

Ambassador Nikki Haley U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City April 6, 2017 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Under-Secretary-General LaCroix, for your briefing. Thank you also to Foreign Minister Diop for coming here today. Mali’s support for this mission’s objectives is essential. We appreciate your interest in ... Read More»

Apply Now for 2018 Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program

For Non-U.S. Scholars to Come to the United States The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program provides grants to approximately 900 foreign scholars from over 100 countries to conduct post-doctoral research at U.S. institutions from an academic semester to a full academic year. Please download and fill out the application form , then send to bamakoscholarships@state.gov . The submission deadline of applications is April ... Read More»

MALI 2016 HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT

MALI 2016 HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   Mali is a constitutional democracy.  In 2013 President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won the presidential election, deemed free and fair by international observers.  The inauguration of President Keita and the subsequent establishment of a new National Assembly through free and fair elections ended a 16-month transitional period ... Read More»

US Ambassador Meets President IBK to Discuss Cooperation

Ambassador Folmsbee met with President IBK on February 21 to discuss US-Mali cooperation and the United States support for the success of the peace process. Responding to questions from national television ORTM, Ambassador Folmsbee said, “After recent U.S. elections I wanted to meet with the Head of State to reiterate our commitment to Africa and particularly ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens:  Special State Elections in April

California Special Primary Election: The State of California will conduct a special primary election on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, for the 34th Congressional District.  This district consists of part of Los Angeles County.  If no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote, a special general election will be held on June 6. Kansas Special ... Read More»

Trump honors African Americans

February is National African American History Month. President Trump issued the following proclamation to commemorate the role African Americans have played in U.S. history: NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH, 2017 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION As we celebrate National African American History ... Read More»

Apply Now for 2019 HUMPHREY FELLOWSHIP For Professional Development in the United States

The U.S. Embassy in Mali is seeking to recruit qualified applicants to pursue professional development exchange opportunities in the United States under the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship program in the eligible fields below. The Humphrey Fellowship program is a competitive scholarship for mid-level professionals from around the world who have shown a demonstrated commitment to public ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Concerns at Public Events

February 2, 2016 The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of the ongoing threat of terrorist attacks against large gatherings, particularly music festivals in Mali.  The Festival au Désert, scheduled to be held in Timbuktu, was recently canceled due to security concerns.  Music festivals in other unsecured locations outside of Bamako, such as the Festival sur ... Read More»

United States Condemns Attack in Mali

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson  STATEMENT BY JOHN KIRBY, SPOKESPERSON January 18, 2017 United States Condemns Attack in Mali The United States strongly condemns the cowardly attack on a military camp in Gao that houses government forces and members of the primary armed groups that signed the Malian peace accord. We are aware ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Traffic Disruptions during the Africa-France Summit – January 13-14

United States Embassy Bamako, Mali January 10, 2016 The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that there may be severe traffic disruptions in Bamako before and during the Africa-France Summit.   The Africa-France Summit will take place in Bamako on January 13-14, with most African countries represented, including many heads of state.  Throughout the week, security checkpoints, ... Read More»

Mali Travel Warning

The U.S. Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens against all travel to Mali because of ongoing terrorist attacks and criminal violence.  Effective December 27, the Embassy will change its status to “Adult Eligible Family Members Only,” meaning that no one 21 years old or younger will be allowed to accompany U.S. government employees ... Read More»

Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Visits Mali

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, recently visited Mali for three-days.  A/S Thomas-Greenfield met with the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Mali to discuss issues of security, peace and bilateral cooperation between the United States and Mali.  She participated in the closing ceremony of the Camp-ADA (Association for the Development ... Read More»

AFRICOM Commander General Waldhauser Visits Mali

General Thomas D. Waldhauser, Commander in Chief of the United States Command for Africa (AFRICOM), was received at the Koulouba Palace by President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.  During the meeting, the two senior officials discussed common defense and security challenges and the strengthening of the partnership.  Gen. Waldhauser stressed that Mali is an important ally of ... Read More»

Ambassador Folmsbee: The time has come to stop talking and unite against corruption at all levels

Op-Ed: The time has come to stop talking and unite against corruption at all levels Today, December 9, 2016, International Anti-Corruption Day campaigns are taking place around the world. Corruption is not new and exists in every society on the planet. While efforts to stop corruption are ongoing, regrettably, corrupt practices continue every day, everywhere, ... Read More»

Call for Application – Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders on Social Entrepreneurship 2017

Call for Application – Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders on Social Entrepreneurship 2017 – All interested candidates please apply! Download the application form . Fill it out, and attach the document to your email and send to Pasbamako@state.gov  No Later Than December 25, 2016, midnight. Please read the  SUSI program requirements for more information. This scholarship provides the opportunity ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Local Elections in Mali – November 20

The U.S. Embassy wishes to inform U.S. citizens that Mali will hold local elections on November 20. While the elections are expected to be peaceful, U.S. citizens are urged to exercise caution during this period. Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates. ... Read More»

Ambassador Folmsbee Opens USAID Education Emergency Support Activity

Ambassador Folmsbee visited the city of Ségou (Balanzans City) and met the governor of the region.  He and the Minister of Education Barthelemy Togo launched a nine billion FCFA USAID / EESA (Education Emergency Support Activity) project to support education in emergency situations.  This project provides equitable access to education services for children affected by ... Read More»

Ambassador Paul Folmsbee and USAID Launch the “One Health” Program

Ambassador Folmsbee and the Director of USAID – Mali, attended the launch of the national workshop for the establishment of the platform “One Health” which is a global health approach supported by the US government in partnership with several other nations, including Mali. The “One Health” platform is funded by the US Government through USAID, ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Continued Risk of Terrorism and Violent Crime in Bamako

The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens of the continued threat of terrorist activity and violent crime in Bamako and across the country.  The month of November marks the anniversary of the Radisson Blu attack in Bamako on November 20. Recent criminal attacks include the October 24 robbery of and shooting at the Sanankoroba toll station ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ongoing Threat of Kidnapping and Attacks against Westerners in Mali

The U. S. Embassy in Bamako is aware of reports of the kidnapping of a U.S. citizen in neighboring Niger.  The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens of the continued threat of kidnapping and attacks targeting Westerners in Mali, and refers U.S. citizens to the Travel Warning for Mali dated July 1, 2016. On July 1, 2016, the Department of ... Read More»

TRANSCRIPT – A Conversation on Race in America and Foreign Policy Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield and Ambassador Reuben Brigety

TRANSCRIPT – A Conversation on Race in America and Foreign Policy Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield and Ambassador Reuben Brigety Burns Auditorium, State Department, September 13, 2016   PDAS BRUCE WHARTON:  Good afternoon everybody.  Let me urge – this is going to be a real family sort of a session, so let me urge everybody to ... Read More»

ICC Judgment in Mali Cultural Destruction Case

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson  STATEMENT BY MARK TONER, DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON September 27, 2016 ICC Judgment in Mali Cultural Destruction Case The United States welcomes today’s verdict at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the case against Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi, a member of the violent extremist group Ansar al-Dine.  Al ... Read More»

2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

The Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). This program will bring young leaders to the United States in 2017 for academic and leadership training and will create unique opportunities in Africa to put those new skills to practical use in propelling economic growth and prosperity and strengthening ... Read More»

Ambassador Folmsbee Launches USDA Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program

To launch the start of the academic school year, Ambassador Folmsbee, along with the Minister of Education, participated in the official ceremony marking the start of the McGovern Dole Food for Education and Child Nutrition project. The U.S. government, through the Department of Agriculture (USDA) donated 2,340 initial tons of the 8,340 total tons of ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Demonstration in Bamako

The U.S. Embassy wishes to inform U.S. citizens of a planned demonstration scheduled to take place in Bamako on September 21.  The rally will begin at 8:00 a.m. near the Place de l’Independence, proceed east down Avenue de l’Yser, and end near the French embassy.   The demonstration, organized by the Coalition Patriotique pour le ... Read More»

Mali International Religious Freedom Report 2015

The constitution prohibits religious discrimination and grants individuals freedom of religion in conformity with the law. The law criminalizes abuses against religious freedom. Terrorist groups espoused violence and launched attacks in the name of an extremist interpretation of Islam against civilians, security forces, peacekeepers, and others they reportedly perceived as not adhering to their religious ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens Threat of Kidnapping of Westerners in Timbuktu

Messages for U.S. Citizens Bamako, Mali – Embassy of the United States The U.S. Embassy wishes to inform U.S. citizens that it has received information regarding a heightened risk of kidnapping of Westerners in Timbuktu and surrounding regions. Please avoid the region, and exercise extreme vigilance if you are currently in the area.  Due to ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens Possible Demonstrations in Bamako on July 30

Messages for U.S. Citizens  Bamako, Mali – Embassy of the United States The U.S. Embassy wishes to inform U.S. citizens that a demonstration will possibly take place in Bamako on Saturday, July 30 starting at 4:00 p.m.  The demonstration may begin at the Monument de l’Independence near the French Cultural Center, and end at the ... Read More»

Mali Travel Warning

SUBJECT:  MALI TRAVEL WARNING 1. The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of ongoing terrorist attacks and criminal violence in Mali.  The security environment in Mali remains fluid, and the potential for attacks throughout the country, including in Bamako, remains high.  Additionally, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has revised its advisory NOTAM for Mali ... Read More»