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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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AUCTION ADVERTISEMENT

The Embassy of the United States of America, ACI 2000, Rue 243, will have an online auction sale of furniture appliances starting on Friday, September 28, 2018 until Thursday October 4, 2018. Photographs of the items for sale are available starting September 28 for online viewing and all potential bidders will have to access the following ...
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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 ...
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Attention Young Leaders: Apply now for the Mandela Washington Fellowship!

The U.S. Embassy in Mali is pleased to announce that the application for the Mandela Washington Fellowship program, also known as YALI / the Young African Leaders Initiative, is now open. Interested young leaders may apply until the application closing date of October 10, 2018 by submitting an application online at: https://yali.state.gov/mwf/apply/ Participants in the Mandela ...
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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 ...
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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:      PAS- SML20019GR0001 Deadline for Applications:               Rolling Basis until September 1, 2019 CFDA Number:                                19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs Maximum for Each Award:            $50,000 Minimum for Each Award:             $1,000   ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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On the Anniversary of the 9/11 Terror Attacks

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC September 10, 2018 Tomorrow we honor the nearly 3,000 people who were killed in the terrorist attacks 17 years ago on September 11. Tomorrow also marks six years since the tragic loss in Libya of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith, and Tyrone ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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 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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Notice of Funding Opportunity: Community-Based Activities to Build Civil Society and Youth Capacity

Funding Opportunity Title:             Community-Based Activities to Build Civil Society and Youth Capacity through Cultural Preservation and Inclusive Community Workshops Funding Opportunity Number:       SML20018GR0005 Deadline for Applications:                August 20, 2018; 5:30PM GMT CFDA Number:                                19.222 Total Amount Available:                  $350,000     PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The U.S. Embassy in Mali of the U.S. Department of ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 Advisory Group (MAG). ...
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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                                                         ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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Apply Now for 2019 Fulbright (Visiting Students & Scholars) and HHH Programs

          The Embassy of the United States of America in Mali is pleased to announce the competition for the 2019 Fulbright Foreign Student, Scholar and Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship programs. The application forms, links  and additional information are available at https://ml.usembassy.gov/education-culture/exchanges/ . Fulbright Foreign Student Program – Apply Now! The Fulbright Foreign Student Program will provide a scholarship for ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Notice of Funding Opportunity: U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY Bamako Notice of Funding Opportunity Funding Opportunity Title: Post Bamako: U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Small and Large Grants Deadline for Applications:  January 22, 2018, 0800 Local Time in Bamako CFDA Number: 19.025 Total Amount Available: NA Program Description The Public Affairs Section of the U.S Embassy ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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; ...
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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 ...
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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; ...
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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; ...
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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; ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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U.S. Embassy supports Mali’s Crisis Response Team Program and National Security Fellowship

On Wednesday June 8, 2016, the U.S. Embassy in Bamako and the Malian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and African Integration signed two Memoranda of Understanding to implement a Crisis Response Team (CRT) Program and a National Security Fellowship.  The CRT Program will allow the formation of 3 teams of 24 gendarmes (72 total) ...
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U.S. Embassy Annual Ramadan Donation 2016

Ambassador Folmsbee visited Mali’s High Islamic Council and the National Union of Muslim Women of Mali (UNAFEM) to mark the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan and the official launch of the Embassy’s annual donation of sugar and rice to local charities, NGOs and mosques. Ambassador Folmsbee met with the president of the High ...
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Access Program Closing Ceremony 2016

On Thursday June 2, 2016 Mali’s Deputy Chief of Mission, Andrew Young, attended the closing ceremony for the English Access Microscholarship Program. The Access Program provides English language courses to talented 13-20 year-olds from economically disadvantaged sectors through after-school classes and intensive sessions.  The program has been implemented since 2014 in partnership with the Center ...
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Mandela Washington Fellows – YALI 2016

On June 3, 2016 the Embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission, Andrew Young, hosted a reception for former and current participants of the Mandela Washington Fellowship Program (MWF). The MWF is the summer exchange program which is part of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). This meeting was an opportunity to welcome back returning 2015 ...
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May 20, 2016- demonstration in Bamako on Saturday, May 21, 2016 starting at 7:30 a.m

Security Message: May 20, 2016 The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that several organizations have scheduled a demonstration in Bamako on Saturday, May 21, 2016 starting at 7:30 a.m.  The route for the planned march is from Place de la Liberté to Place de L’Indépendence and there could potentially be a large number of participants. ...
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Mali Travel Warning: April 21, 2016

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 renewed its existing restriction instructing U.S. civil aviation to avoid flying below ...
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Under Secretary of State Dr. Sarah Sewall visits Bamako and Mopti

In her recent visit to Mali, Dr. Sarah Sewall, the Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights visited the city of Mopti where she met the regional governor and authorities and also visited with civil society organizations and NGOs.  While in Mopti she visited the training facilities of the Malian NGO ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens Potential Terrorist Attacks Targeting the International Community

The U.S. Embassy in Bamako has received information concerning threats of potential terrorist attacks targeting locations associated with the international community throughout Mali. ‎ Although the U.S. Embassy has not made any changes to its operating procedures at this time, the Embassy will continue to review its security procedures and its recommended advice to citizens ...
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International Exhibition of Agriculture in Bamako (SIAGRI), 6th Edition

The U.S. Embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission, Andrew Young attended the 6th edition of the International Exhibition of Agriculture in Bamako (SIAGRI).  He visited the stands of Malian women entrepreneurs who exhibited their agricultural products.  He also took the opportunity to learn more about the use of American “John Deere” tractors in the agricultural sector ...
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Family Planning National Campaign Launching Ceremony

USAID’s Acting Director participated in the official launch of the 12th edition of the national campaign for family planning in the municipality of Karan, in the Koulikoro region.  She was accompanied by the First Lady, Ms. Aminata Maiga Keita as well as authorities of the Koulikoro region and other government officials.  Our USAID director commended ...
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U.S. commits to building capacity of Special Forces of the Police

The Malian Ministry of Defense and the Embassy of the United States in Mali recently agreed to enter into a three-year partnership to build the capacity of the special forces of the police. Through this partnership, the special forces of the police will be trained in advanced combat tactics abroad and will also benefit from ...
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American English Webinars for English Teachers

American English Webinar Series 2 has concluded.  Series 3 will begin on May 4, 2016.  Series 3 will cover topics such as using theater and songs in the English language classroom, promoting gender equality and group work to increase student speaking time, and creating American Readers Clubs to enhance English learning. The American English Webinar Series ...
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International Women’s Day 2016 Social Media Campaign

This year, in recognition of International Women’s Day, the Embassy of the United States in Mali recognized 30 courageous and talented Malian women through a month-long Facebook campaign.  Every day, for 30 days, the Embassy highlighted the work of each woman and their achievements.  The Embassy has had the honor of working with these women ...
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2017-18 FULBRIGHT PROGRAMS for University Study and Research in the United States

The U.S. Embassy in Bamako is currently seeking to recruit qualified Malian applicants to pursue graduate studies or conduct research and professional development programs in the United States 2017-18 Fulbright Junior Staff Development Program: This program funds two years of higher level education in the United States, leading to a Master’s degree.  The JSD candidates should have at least the equivalent ...
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Ambassador Folmsbee participates in the signing ceremony of AWEP agreement

Ambassador Folmsbee attended the signing of an agreement between the Bank of Africa and the African Women Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP). He highlighted the potential of this agreement to increase women’s contribution to Mali’s economic growth. Under this unique agreement, the Bank of Africa is providing a 500 million CFA loan to AWEP’s members. The agreement ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: March 22, 2016

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that the shelter in place recommendation is lifted. Be advised that Malian security forces may continue to block certain streets/roundabouts and set up random checkpoints throughout Bamako as investigations continue. The Embassy urges U.S. citizens to continue to exercise caution, remain vigilant, maintain situational awareness, and vary routes and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: March 21, 2016

Due to ongoing uncertainty surrounding the security incident at Hotel Nord Sud in ACI 2000, the U.S. Embassy advises all U.S. citizens in Bamako to continue to shelter in place until further notice. Out of an abundance of caution, the U.S. Embassy will operate with reduced staffing tomorrow (March 22) and all routine visa and ...
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Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program

We are proud two have two Malian teachers participating in the “Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program”.  This year two teachers from Mali are participating in this seminar which is designed to bring teachers from many different countries together in the USA to learn and exchange best practices in the teaching of English and the social ...
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Under Secretary for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon visits Mali

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Our Public Affairs Officer visits Timbuktu to Launch the 2016 PAYLP Scholarship Program

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Ambassador Folmsbee launches Two New projects with the YALI-Mali Association

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Security Message – Threats of Potential Terrorist Attacks

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Message from Ambassador Folmsbee Regarding the Death of an American Citizen in the Radisson Hotel Attack in Bamako

The United States condemns in the strongest terms yesterday’s terrorist attack in Bamako. I am particularly sad to note that among the victims was an American citizen, Ms. Anita Ashok Datar. As her family noted in its earlier statement, Ms. Datar did everything in her life to help others— as a mother, public health expert, ...
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Graduation Ceremony for English Language Scholarship Recipients

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The U.S. National Institutes of Health hosted its 3rd West African Regional Workshop on Malaria Control and Elimination.

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USAID congratulates the third cohort of the Out-of-School Youth Program (PAJE-Nieta)

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Holiday Security Awareness

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The Embassy of the United States of America in Mali condemns the terrorist attacks carried out on June 27 in Nara and on June 28 in Fakola.

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Ambassador Paul Folmsbee wishes peaceful Ramadan to Muslims of Mali

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Declaration on the Signing Ceremony in Mali

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On Ramadan: Statement by Secretary Kerry

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PAS Introduces Young Arabic-speaking Muslims to Entrepreneurship

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Large Event at CICB Bamako on June 9 at 9am

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of a large event being held at the International Conference Center (CICB) in Bamako tomorrow, June 9, 2015 at 9am. The event is a high-level meeting between the High Islamic Council and MINUSMA. This event is likely to attract large numbers of participants and cause traffic congestion. While the ...
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Ambassador Folmsbee Engages with the Government of Mali to kick off Mosquito Bed net mass distribution campaign in Bamako

On June 6, just three days after presenting his credentials as the U.S. Ambassador to Mali, Ambassador Paul Folmsbee had his first public engagement with the Government of Mali. He joined the Minister of Health and Public Hygiene to kick-off, on behalf of countries contributing to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria ...
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The Embassy of the United States of America in Mali announces the arrival of Ambassador Paul Folmsbee on June 3, 2015

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U.S. Chargé Andrew Young kicks off the National Campaign for Family Planning Promotion alongside Minister of Health

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Uptick in Violence Involving UN in Bamako

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Recommended Security Precautions

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that the ongoing security challenges in Mali necessitate diligently practicing personal security awareness in everyday activities. Nearly two months after the attack on La Terrasse, the security situation remains fluid and there is increased unrest associated with ongoing efforts to arrive at a peace accord. Therefore, the U.S. Embassy ...
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Deputy Assistant Secretary for West Africa and sub-Saharan African Economic Policy, Bisa Williams

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Increased Security Presence in Bamako

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U.S. Chargé Andrew Young Challenges GOM Spokespeople to Rally Broad Support to Peace Agreement

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Charge Andrew Young Distributes Peace Accord to Malian Press

The U.S. Chargé Andrew Young on April 30 distributed 100 copies of the peace agreement in six languages to Maison de la Presse. The translations are in Bambara, Fulani, Songhai and Tamasheq. The distribution ceremony took place at Maison de la Presse before six dozen journalists during a ceremony marking International Press Freedom Day. The ...
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Ceasefire Violations in Mali

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Deputy Assistant Secretary Meets with President IBK

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DAS Williams Launches Resource Center in Mopti

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The United States Embassy condemns terrorist attack against MINUSMA

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Transportation Strike

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Announcement of Host University Partners for 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship

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Acting DCM Suzan Zelle and the Malian Minister of Education Launche the African Center of Excellence in BioInformatics

On Thursday, April 2, 2015, the U.S. Chargée d’Affaires, Susan Zelle, led the opening ceremony of the African Center for Excellence (ACE) in Bioinformatics at the Faculté of Sciences et Techniques.   The ACE was equipped by the U.S. Government’s  the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID),  part of the National Institutes of Health ...
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Victoria K. Holt, Deputy Assistant Secretary of International Organizations Visits

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Movement Restrictions During Upcoming Holidays

March 25, 2015 The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that there are two upcoming holidays in Bamako that may be attractive opportunities for extremist activity.  In order to ensure the safety of its employees during these holidays, the Embassy has provided the following security instructions to its staff and advises U.S. citizens to also observe ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Bamako Security Environment

U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali  The U.S. Embassy provides the following information and security guidance to U.S. citizens following the March 7 attacks at La Terrasse.  Malian authorities report that the suspects involved in the attacks are still at-large.  While there are no specific restrictions on public venues, official U.S. government personnel are advised to reduce ...
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AFRICOM’s General Rodriguez Meets with President IBK

General Rodriguez, Commander of United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM), met with President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita  on Tuesday, March 10,  to discuss common defense and security concerns. General Rodriguez acknowledged that Mali had made significant progress toward securing a lasting peace in the North. He saluted those efforts and in particular the efforts to negotiate a ...
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Chargé Andrew Young Inaugurates USAID-Funded Cereals Factory

The U.S. Chargé Andrew Young alongside the First Lady of Mali and the Minister for the Promotion of Women, Children and Families inaugurated a cereals factory (Danaya Céréales) that USAID helped finance with a $152,530 contribution from its Integrated Initiatives for Economic Growth in Mali (IICEM) project. Danaya Cereals is a women-owned, women-run Malian agricultural ...
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Lifting of Temporary Security Restrictions and Reminder to Exercise Continued Precautions

The U.S. Embassy is issuing this Security Message to alert U.S. citizens in Mali that the Embassy is lifting the increased security measures put into place on March 7, with some caveats. Recent events, such as the La Terrasse attack, underline the necessity of understanding the security environment in Mali, and diligently practicing personal security ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increase in Security Patrols and Checkpoints in Bamako

Recent open-source news reports have indicated an increase in security patrols and checkpoints throughout Bamako, based on the current security situation. This week, Police and National Guard units have been stopping vehicles at well-marked checkpoints near bridges, traffic circles, and other large traffic control features. Embassy security staff also observed a small, less well-marked and ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Shooting with Fatalities at La Terrasse nightclub in Bamako

Bamako police have reported a shooting with fatalities at La Terrasse club in the Hippodrome neighborhood of Bamako. The U.S. Embassy has recommended that any of its staff who are not home go home at this time. Private U.S. citizens are advised to follow the same precaution. We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: New Security Precautions for U.S. Embassy Personnel

In the early morning hours of March 7, 2015, heavily armed assailants attacked La Terrasse, a popular nightclub in the Hippodrome area of Bamako. Automatic rifle fire and explosives killed several Malians and expatriates and injured several more. The whereabouts of the perpetrators remains unknown. They are assumed to be at large and considered extremely ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Security Operations in Mandé Forest

Earlier this week, Malian security forces uncovered a suspected criminal camp near the village of Samanko, approximately 20km southwest of Bamako towards Siby. Numerous rifles and handguns were seized, and security forces came under fire, but no arrests were made. The U.S. Embassy anticipates that Malian military and law enforcement will continue searching the area ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Demonstrations on Fridays

U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali February 27, 2015 The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of recurring planned demonstrations on Fridays starting at 3:30PM at the Independence Monument, beginning today, February 27. Several civil society organizations, NGOs, and political parties are announcing a series of sit-ins to express discontent with the security situation in Northern Mali.  Participants ...
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DVC on Communication Strategy for Government Officials

Eleven government spokespersons from 11 different Malian government ministries participated in a workshop  via DVC with ARS Paris on government communication.  Specific issues focused on the role of a press office, crisis communication, staying on messages, responding to difficult questions, coaching/preparing senior government officials for interviews, and forming communication strategies. The training was the second ...
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Ambassador Thomas Shannon Visits Mali

No: BAM2015-001 ENG Bamako, Mali, February 25, 2015 Ambassador Thomas Shannon Visits Mali Ambassador Thomas Shannon, Counselor of the Department of State, is visiting Bamako February 24-25 to support USG efforts to restore security and stability in northern Mali.  Amb. Shannon’s visit demonstrates America’s strong and continued commitment to helping Mali achieve a durable and ...
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Six Peace Corps Volunteers Swear In

On February 19, 2015, a group of six Peace Corps Volunteers took their oaths of office, bringing to 19 the total number of Volunteers in Mali since restoration of the program in September 2014.  The Volunteers will serve as Water/Sanitation/Nutrition Volunteers and Small Enterprise Development Volunteers during their year of service and will serve in ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Demonstration

U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali The U.S. Embassy is issuing this message to inform U.S. citizens that a demonstration is scheduled to take place in Bamako at Independence Monument on Friday, February 13, starting at 3:30 p.m. Several civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations, and political parties are announcing a peaceful sit-in to draw attention to recent ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential for Anti-MINUSMA Demonstrations

There were media reports of protests today in the town of Gao involving United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) troops and protesters, which resulted in civilian fatalities. Based on this reported violence and the potential for anti-MINUSMA demonstrations, the Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Demonstration

The U.S. Embassy has learned that a demonstration is scheduled to take place in Bamako on Saturday, January 24, starting at 9am. The organization “Éveil-Mali” (Mali Awakening) is calling for a gathering at the intersection of Koulikoro Road and l’Avenue de l’Armée (close to the third/Chinese bridge). The event reportedly aims to honor the Malian ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) U.S. Travel Restrictions (Update)

The U.S. Embassy in Mali is issuing this message to update U.S. citizens on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) U.S. travel restrictions.  This message replaces the November 17 and 18 messages on this subject. Effective on January 7, U.S. travel restrictions for travelers from Mali will no longer apply.  Travelers from Mali will no longer be ...
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Enhanced Airport Entry Screening To End for Travelers from Mali to the United States

Monday, January 5 Contact: Media Relations (404) 639-3286 On Tuesday, January 6, 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will remove Mali from the list of Ebola-affected nations subject to enhanced visa and port-of-entry screening. Travelers from Mali will no longer be required to undergo enhanced ...
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U.S. Assistance to Mali in Combatting Ebola

The Government of United States is working with the Government of Mali (GOM) and international partners to prevent the spread of Ebola in Mali.  As President Obama noted, “This disease can be contained. It will be defeated. Progress is possible. But we’re going to have to stay vigilant and we’ve got to make sure that ...
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Terrorist Threat and Holiday Security Reminder

The U.S. Embassy in Bamako has been informed by local security forces of potential terrorist attacks in the coming weeks against unidentified establishments frequented by westerners.  Malian authorities are investigating the threat.  The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that the potential for terrorist attacks in Bamako continues to exist.  U.S. citizens are encouraged to review their ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Demonstration on December 6

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of a planned demonstration in Bamako on the morning of Saturday, December 6, 2014. Participants are expected to gather around 0900 near the Independence Monument. The event has been organized by the National Coordination of Citizen Watch (Coordination Nationale de Veille Citoyenne – CNVC) which is a group that ...
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Embassy Bamako Hones Skills of Thirteen Journalists on Ebola Reporting

Thirteen Bamako-based journalists participated in an online workshop on Wednesday to hone their reporting skills on Ebola.  The workshop began with a video featuring remarks from representatives of the Department of State, the Centers for Disease Control and the United States Agency for International Development. In an interactive session following the video, participants from across ...
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Embassy Bamako and High Islamic Council Come Together to Fight Ebola

Partnering with the High Islamic Council, Embassy Bamako supported the launch a national awareness Ebola campaign targeting Imams throughout Mali. The HIC will train one thousand Imams who will then educate their local communities on appropriate behavior to combat the spread of Ebola. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Public ...
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Travel Alert: Potential Implications for Travel Because of Ebola in Parts of West Africa

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to screening procedures, travel restrictions, and reduced aviation transportation options in response to the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Mali.  This Travel Alert will expire on June 2, 2015. Due to an outbreak of EVD in the West African nations of ...
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USG Supports Women’s Equal Participation in Peace-building Process

The U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, Andrew Young, helped open a roundtable of five dozen technical and financial partners on November 26 to implement activities to enhance women’s equal participation in the peace-building process, provide relief and recovery services to survivors of gender-based violence, and advocate for equitable access to humanitarian assistance. The Chargé reaffirmed the United ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: New Armed Carjacking Incident with Fatality

The U.S. Embassy in Bamako is issuing this Security Message to update its November 19 Security Message regarding a recent uptick in armed carjackings in Bamako. While previously no injuries had been reported, in the early hours of November 21 a French citizen was shot and killed in the ACI-2000 neighborhood when he resisted an ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Recent Uptick in Violent Crime in Bamako

U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali Security Message for U.S. Citizens Recent Uptick in Violent Crime in Bamako  November 19, 2014 The U.S. Embassy in Bamako is issuing this Security Message to make U.S. citizens aware of a recent uptick in armed carjackings in Bamako.  While no injuries have been reported, U.S. citizens should remain vigilant in ...
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YALI Alumni Host Radio Program

Alumni of the Washington Mandela Fellowship Program for young African leaders recently discussed their experiences as Fellows with local radio stations.  The deadline for the 2015 program recently passed and Malian Fellows were instrumental in spreading information to potential applicants.  During the next two months, the Embassy will be reviewing applications before interviewing finalists.  Stay ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Andrew Young Visits Timbuktu

Chargé d’Affaires Andrew Young visited Timbuktu on November 15 to reinforce partnerships with Timbuktu and underscore the United States’ commitment to supporting Mali and all its people in their quest to find a durable peace. During his visit, the Chargé made courtesy calls on the Governor, the Imam of the Grand Mosque of Timbuktu (Djingareyber), ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens Update: Ebola Virus Disease in Mali

U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali Security Message for U.S. Citizens Update:  Ebola Virus Disease in Mali November 18, 2014 This Security Message provides an update on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) developments in Mali.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a new Travel Notice for Mali advising travelers in Mali to practice enhanced precautions.  The U.S. Embassy in ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Updated U.S. Travel Restrictions

The U.S. Embassy in Mali is issuing this message to update U.S. citizens on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) U.S. travel restrictions.  This replaces our October 28 message on this subject and confirms that the travel restrictions previously announced for travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea—post-arrival monitoring and authorized arrival in the United States at ...
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M4P Launches First Training

After the official launch of the program Mediators for Peace (M4P) on October 18, training sessions for participants began on November 15.  Participating in the first training were Prime Minister Moussa Mara, U.S. Embassy Representative Bill Bellis, CNJ President Mohamed Salia Touré, and Youth Chamber International President Didi Diallo, as well as directors of other ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry: International Education Week

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson November 14, 2014 The Departments of State and Education celebrate the 15th annual International Education Week November 17-21, 2014.  During this week, literally thousands of events will be held around the world to highlight the benefits of global learning and student exchanges. To understand why this is ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens Second Confirmed Death from Ebola Virus Disease in Mali

The Government of Mali (GOM) has confirmed a second death in Mali from the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). Others who had direct contact with the deceased and reportedly tested positive for EVD are being monitored. As a precautionary measure, Malian authorities have temporarily closed the Clinique Pasteur in Bamako, the place of employment for the ...
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U.S. Embassy Hosts Ebola Video Conference on Covering Ebola Responsibly

U.S. Embassy Bamako, in cooperation with the State Department’s African Regional Services (ARS), hosted a digital video conference with 12 journalists from leading Malian media outlets on November 12.  Led by Ilan Moss, an American communications expert, the group examined how to provide responsible media coverage of the Ebola outbreak, how to source stories on ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) U.S. Travel Restrictions

U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali The U.S. Embassy in Mali is issuing this message to update U.S. citizens on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) U.S. travel restrictions.  We are aware of three restrictions currently in place:  quarantines in three states for any traveler who has had direct contract with EVD; post-arrival monitoring of travelers whose travel originates ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Confirmed Case of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)

U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali Yesterday the Government of Mali confirmed the first case of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) diagnosed in Mali.  The affected child traveled by ground transportation with a family member from Guinea to Mali, passing through Bamako and then on to Kayes, where she was diagnosed, has been quarantined and is receiving medical ...
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Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots

Embassies and consulates are not polling places.  The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 4.  U.S. citizens who want to participate in the 2014 U.S. elections should already have returned their absentee ballots to their local election officials.  U.S. embassies and consulates ...
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PDAS Jackson Defines U.S. Goals for Mali

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Jackson was the featured speaker at a press round table to discuss U.S./Mali relations and current challenges in the country. A dozen leading media outlets attended the roundtable. PDAS Jackson used this opportunity to reiterate the United States’ commitment to assisting the Government of Mali to promote democratic institutions, to develop ...
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USAID Promotes Hygiene and Sanitation through an Innovative Approach

From September 25- 27, USAID/Mali Director Gary Juste embarked on a series of certifications of the first villages to achieve Open Defecation Free status, an innovative approach to managing water supply, sanitation, and hygiene. Known as WASHplus, the program is funded by the United States Government via USAID and implemented through CARE International and Malian ...
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College Week Live Viewing Party

The Educational Advising Center hosted a viewing party for the College Week Live online fair for eight students.  The event was organized by various American colleges and universities. This online fair showcased U.S. colleges and universities and helped the participating Malians students learn more about American educational institutions and their admission procedures, as well as ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Elevated Risk of Crime During Holiday

As we approach the Tabaski holiday in Mali, the U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens of the potential for increased crime and banditry. The Embassy reminds its staff and their families to be aware of their surroundings in public, avoid large crowds, and exercise caution when moving about the city, particularly in non-daylight hours. The U.S. ...
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Mediators for Peace: Ségou Launches Its Program

On September 9, the union of medersas teachers of Segou, in cooperation with the Embassy of the United States of America in Mali, launched a three-day skills-building training program for local civic education teachers at area Quoranic schools.  This program is part of a larger project sponsored by the Department of State and being implemented ...
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TRAVEL ALERT – Potential Implications for Travel Because of Ebola in Parts of West Africa

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to screening procedures, travel restrictions, and reduced aviation transportation options in response to the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone.  This Travel Alert will expire on February 27, 2015. Due to an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the West African ...
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Building Civ-Mil Cooperation and Dialogue

U.S. Ambassador to Mali Mary Beth Leonard helped close a four-day program on Thursday which sought to improve understanding and cooperation between the civilian and military sectors of Malian society.  The seminar on civil-military relations took place August 18-21, and was hosted by the Peacekeeping School of Bamako.  More than three dozen participants completed the ...
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Book donation national library

Charge D’affaires Andrew Young donated over 200 books at a presentation ceremony to the National Library of Mali on July 25.  The Minister of Culture of Mali, Ramatoulaye Diallo Ndiaye accepted the books on behalf of the Library.  The books are published by Nouveaux Horizons (NH) (the publishing arm of the U.S. Department of State’s ...
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U.S. Supports Reconciliation Efforts in Mali

To support national reconciliation in Mali, the United States is supporting a campaign called ”#EnsembleNousSommesUnPeuple.”  This campaign, being implemented by 36 Malian organizations in conjunction with USAID, includes many activities to raise awareness about reconciliation efforts. One such activity organized by the local NGO Convergence Nationale pour le Developpement (CONADE) is the screening of World ...
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Message for U.S. citizens: July 4th Voting Message

Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2014 U.S. elections! In order to vote in the November 2014 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in 2014 . Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, you must ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ongoing Law Enforcement Operations in Bamako

June 25, 2014: Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ongoing Law Enforcement Operations in Bamako The U.S. Embassy in Mali is issuing this security message to alert U.S. citizens to the fact that Malian Gendarmerie conducted an operation in the ACI-2000 neighborhood in Bamako in the early morning hours of June 25, 2014 to apprehend suspects ...
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Young African Leaders Initiative: Washington Fellows Arrive at U.S. Host Institutions

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson June 17, 2014 This weekend marked the arrival of the 500 Washington Fellows and the formal start of the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).  The Washington Fellowship aims to empower 500 of Africa’s most promising ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Prison Break in Downtown Bamako; Avoid Area

The U.S. Embassy in Mali is issuing this emergency message to warn U.S. citizens that the Embassy has received reports of a prison break at Bamako Central Prison in downtown Bamako, in the Dravela neighborhood. There are varying reports about the number of escapees, but there has been shooting between Police and the prisoners. Police ...
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English Language Fellow Introduces National Teacher Organization to TEDTalks

As part of Mission Bamako’s efforts to enhance English teaching and improve the quality of education, the Public Affairs Section, in partner with Malian Association of Teachers of English ( MATE), hosted  a two-day symposium for English teachers from throughout the country.  The guest speaker at the conference as Dakar-based English Language Fellow Jenna Thompson,  ...
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USG and Partners Celebrate Accomplishments and Closure of Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program

On June 05, 2014, Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard along with USAID and its partners celebrated the accomplishments and closure of the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program. Since August 2010, the program, implemented by Save the Children International and Population Services International, has helped to reduce maternal and infant mortality.  The program touched more than ...
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Winners of the 2013 Human Rights Awards

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson June 2, 2014 MEDIA NOTE Winners of the 2013 Human Rights Awards The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Human Rights Awards.  The Diplomacy for Human Rights Award goes to Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard of U.S. Embassy Bamako.  Richmond Blake ...
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Continuing Risk of Demonstrations

The U.S. Embassy in Mali is issuing this security message to warn U.S. citizens of a potential demonstration in Bamako on the morning of Saturday, May 31. A political coalition group called “IBK 2014 Le Mali d’Abord” is seeking authorization to conduct a march with other pro-government groups. Participants will likely march from the Independence ...
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USG Support Food Security with Grants

The U.S. Ambassador to Mali chaired a ceremony on May 30 marking the launching of the implementation of 14 grant projects worth $420,000, from the Food for Progress fund, to support food security in Mali. The 14 projects will help to ensure food security in 33 villages in seven regions of Mali and the District ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Malian Period of Mourning

The U.S. Department of State is issuing this message to inform U.S. citizens that the Government of Mali has declared a three-day mourning period (midnight Thursday through midnight Sunday) in memory of victims of the recent events in Kidal.  The U.S. Embassy has advised its staff to limit overt public displays of unrelated social activities ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens Violence in North Mali

In light of escalating violence in northern Mali, the U.S. Embassy in Mali is issuing this security message to remind U.S. citizens of the current Travel Warning for Mali that strongly warns against all travel to the northern parts of the country and along the border with Mauritania.  It also warns U.S. citizens to consider carefully the risks of ...
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Possible Demonstrations

U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali Security Messages for U.S. Citizens Possible Demonstrations May 19, 2014 The U.S. Embassy is issuing this security message to warn US citizens of the continuing risk of demonstrations in Bamako and throughout Mali in the coming days.  While the US Embassy has no specific information regarding any specific protests planned, the ...
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Violent Protest in Bamako

The U.S. Embassy in Mali is issuing this emergency message to confirm that a violent protest has begun at the Independence Circle in Bamako as of 2100 local time. All Americans are warned to avoid this area until this protest is concluded. We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Mali despite ...
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Bring Back our Girls

In an effort to condemn the tragic abduction of 276 school girls from Chibok, Nigeria and raise a collective voice to demand — #BringBackOurGirls, USAID provided 300 red t-shirts to the Bamako Embassy community Friday May 16. Around 200 Embassy staff including Ambassador Leonard and the DCM gathered outside the entrance to the Chancery for ...
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TechCamp Mali Launches in Bamako

More than three dozen civil society leaders from across West Africa converged in Bamako April 24 for a two-day interactive event focusing on strengthening civil society organizations through the use of technology.  Known as TechCamp Mali, the seminar is sponsored by the Community of Democracies and the U.S. Department of State. The Community of Democracies ...
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Security Messages for U.S. Citizens:Ebola Virus Disease (Update): Test Results in Mali are Negative for the Ebola Virus

On April 15, 2014, Malian Health Minister Ousmane Kone confirmed that the ten samples taken from suspected Ebola cases in Mali tested negative for the Ebola virus.  The samples were tested by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in collaboration with the Malian Ministry of Health.  The U.S. Embassy encourages citizens to remain vigilant and ...
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VOTING IN 2014

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many recent U.S. elections have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by military and overseas voters?  All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt deadline. ...
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Distribution Campaign of Treated Mosquito Nets Launched

On April 5, the U.S. Embassy, in collaboration with the National Program for Combating Malaria in Mali (NPCMM), launched a mass distribution campaign for mosquito nets treated with long-lasting insecticide.  This donation of mosquito nets is part of the support the U.S. Government offers to Mali in its battle against malaria.  The donation is the ...
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U.S. and Malian Officials Visit Young Entrepreneurs Project

U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Andrew Young, USAID Assistant Administrator Eric Postel, USAID Mission Director Gary Juste and Malian Minister of Employment and Vocational Training Mahamane Baby visit the Young Entrepreneurs Project in Koyena (Sikasso region) on March 28.  The project aims to provide 10,000 Malian youth in rural areas with basic education ...
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U.S. and Malian Officials Visit USAID Out-of-School Youth Poject

U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Andrew Young, USAID Mission Director Gary Juste, USAID Assistant Administrator Eric Postel and Malian Minister of Employment and Vocational Training Mahamane Baby visited the USAID Out-of-School Youth project in Koyena (Sikasso region) on March 28.  The project aims to provide 10,000 Malian youth in rural areas with basic ...
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“Reconciliation through Art”

Ambassade des Etats-Unis d’Amérique Communiqué de presse – BAM2014- USAID-MALI March 25, 2014 “Reconciliation through Art”: With USAID’s support, Malian artists work through the trauma of the past to create beautiful works on the themes of peace and reconciliation Bamako, MALI — The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and in ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

Government Removal of Unlicensed Retailers May Provoke Demonstrations March 6, 2014 The U.S. Embassy in Mali is issuing this security message to inform U.S. citizens of the possibility of demonstrations or protests in connection with the Government of Mali’s removal of unlicensed retailers, and to remind U.S. citizens to remain vigilant. In February 2014, the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

New Embassy Travel Policy March 6, 2014 The U.S. Embassy in Mali is issuing this security message to inform U.S. citizens of recent travel policy changes for official Embassy personnel, and to remind U.S. citizens to remain vigilant. On March 3, the U.S. Embassy informed official Embassy personnel that the area of permitted travel in ...
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Secretary of State’s Statement on International Women’s Day: Women Key to Peace and Security

Embassy of the United States in Mali Press Release   On International Women’s Day, we renew our determination not only to make the world a more peaceful and prosperous place — but also to recognize that a world where opportunities for women grow, is a world where the possibilities for peace, prosperity, and stability grow ...
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The Governments Of The United States Of America And Mali Sign Protocols For Amending Grant Agreements Worth $58 Million.

On February 24, 2014, Malian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Zahabi Ould Sidi Mohamed, U.S. Ambassador to Mali Mary Beth Leonard, and USAID/Mali Mission Director Gary Juste signed three protocols for amending grant agreements between the Governments of Mali and the United States of America. The signing ceremony took place at the Ministry ...
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Ambassador Leonard Signs Grant Agreements Marking Important Step in Resumption of Full Cooperation

U.S. Ambassador to Mali Mary Beth Leonard, USAID Mission-Mali Director Gary Juste, and Malian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Zahabi Ould Sidi Mohamed signed three protocols for amending grant agreements between the Governments of Mali and the United States of America on Monday. The new protocols allow the U.S. to increase its financial ...
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Veterinary Readiness Training Exercise Kicks Off

U.S. Ambassador to Mali Mary Beth Leonard kicked off the Veterinary Readiness Training Exercise (VETRETE) on February 19 in Siby. The training was provided by the U.S. military veterinarians to their Malian military colleagues on vaccinating and de-worming  lambs and sheep for local Malian farmers. The exercise involved a U.S. Civil-Military Affairs Team, Malian Armed ...
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USG Grantee Promotes Unity and Peace with Religious Leaders

On February 19, 2014, as part of its Unity and Peace Messaging Campaign funded through the U.S. government’s Trans-Sahara Counter-Terrorism Partnership, grantee Spirit-McCann conducted an interfaith dialogue workshop to bring religious leaders to discuss abuses by extremist groups during the occupation of two-thirds of Mali’s territory. The workshop was conducted by the Malian Association for ...
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Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard Visits Ouelessebougou

U.S. Ambassador to Mali Mary Beth Leonard visited the town of Ouelessebougou on Tuesday. This trip was at the invitation of the town’s Mayor, Yeah Samake, and sought to strengthen ties between the United States and the municipality. In his welcome address, the mayor praised the cooperation between the American people and the citizens of ...
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PAS Civic Education Program in Kayes

A team from the Embassy Public Affairs Section, accompanied with Arabic author Ibrahima Ongoiba, travelled to Kayes from February 10 to 14, 2014. Mr. Ongoiba conducted a three-day-seminar with Arabic Teachers in Kayes on how to best use the Civic Education books he wrote for Medersa students. He also conducted live discussion sessions with hundreds ...
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U.S. Ambassador Underscores Need for National Reconciliation While Celebrating Return of the Festival on the Niger

U.S. Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard helped mark the return of the Festival on the Niger to Segou after it was suspended last year because of the events of 2012.  Speaking at the premier of three short documentaries on reconciliation efforts, Ambassador Leonard called on Malians “to turn the page on the difficult events of the ...
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Report of Possible Security Threat in Bamako; Remain Vigilant

The U.S. Embassy in Mali is issuing this emergency message to alert U.S. citizens that unconfirmed information of a security threat in Bamako has been received and is believed to cover the current period through February 10. Although this information is unconfirmed at this time, the U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens to limit all non-essential ...
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U.S. Embassy Grantee Continues Documentation of Mali’s Rich Musical Culture

Work continues on the Ambassador’s Cultural Preservation program being conducted by Instruments for Africa (I4A).  The organization was most recently in Diamou, located in the Region of Sikasso, to record the festival of Soli, a celebration related to a boy’s transition into adult male society (usually between the ages of 15-17).  Participants in the ceremony ...
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USUN Ambassador Samantha Power Discusses Challenges with Malian Civil Society Leaders

On February 3 U.S. United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power met with Malian civil society activists.   Before their discussion, however, she read a statement and took questions from both local and international media.    In her remarks she strongly complimented Mali on its turnaround since the events of 2012 and noted that “today, there is new hope, ...
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Civic Education Program Launched in Sikasso; Kayes and Segou to Follow

Following the restoration of a democratically elected government in Mali, Embassy Bamako’s Public Affairs Section (PAS) marked the week of January 27 with the full return of programming to the country’s regions.  Over the next six weeks, PAS employees will be conducting a series of civic education workshops in three regional capitals – Sikasso, Kayes ...
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Security Messages for U.S. Citizens

Significant Dates in January January 13, 2014  The U.S. Embassy in Mali is issuing this security message to alert U.S. citizens that the month of January 2014 contains several significant dates that may be attractive for extremist groups to conduct attacks to gain international attention.  On January 4, 2014, Mokhtar Belmokhtar, the militant leader responsible ...
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NIH Kicks Off Workshop on Protozoan Pathogens

(Monday, January 6, 2014)  At the opening ceremony of the Second West African Regional Workshop on Protozoan Pathogens, U.S. Ambassador to Mali Mary Beth Leonard recalled the “excellent collaboration between the United States Government and that of Mali.”  The workshop will focus on the effects of these pathogens on pregnancies.  The Ambassador noted that it ...
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Joint Statement on Syria

The Leaders and Representatives of Australia, Canada, France, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States of America made the following statement on the margins of the Group of 20 Nations Leader’s Meeting in Saint Petersburg, Russia: The international norm against the use of chemical weapons is ...
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