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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Malian Air Force Pilot departs for the USA

Ambassador Folmsbee met this week with Captain Issa Tangara, a Pilot with the Malian Air Force just before his departure for the USA to attend six months of English language training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas followed by an 18 month scholarship to the Aviation Leadership Program and Flight School at Maxwell Air ...
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Paul A. Folmsbee U.S. Ambassador to Mali Term of Appointment: 05/2015 to present

Paul A. Folmsbee of Sarasota, Florida was nominated to be Ambassador to the Republic of Mali by President Barack Obama on September 18, 2014 and confirmed by the United States Senate on May 23, 2015. Prior to his appointment as Ambassador he served as Executive Director, Bureau of African Affairs in the Department of State. ...
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Ambassador Folmsbee launches Two New projects with the YALI-Mali Association

Ambassador Folmsbee, joined by the Malian Minister of Professional Training and Youth and the Minister of Religious Affairs launched two new projects with the YALI-Mali Association (Young African Leaders Initiative). The two projects will be implemented by the alumni of the YALI and Mandela Washington Fellowship programs to reinforce the capacity of Malian youth. The ...
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Ambassador Paul Folmsbee wishes peaceful Ramadan to Muslims of Mali

Recognizing the important role of charity in the holy month of Ramadan, Ambassador Folmsbee officially launched the American Embassy’s annual donation of rice and sugar to local mosques and charitable organizations during a visit to the High Islamic Council of Mali in Bamako.  Ambassador Folmsbee met with the President of the Executive Board to present ...
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Ambassador Folmsbee Helps Open USAID-Supported Regional Agriculture Forum

Monday June 15 – The U.S. Ambassador Paul A. Folmsbee along with PM Modibo Keita chaired the opening ceremony of a High Level Regional Forum on Climate-Smart Agriculture in West Africa. The USAID-supported regional forum seeks to facilitate a collective reflection on opportunities, issues, challenges and strategic choices related to the development of Climate-Smart Agriculture ...
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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

Embassy of the United States in Mali Press Release Bamako, Mali, June 3, 2015 Ambassador Paul Folmsbee presented his letters of credentials to Head of State of the Republic of Mali H.E. Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on June 3, 2015.   The Ambassador thanked H.E. President Keita for the warm and expeditious welcome that enabled him to ...
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