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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Under Secretary for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon visits Mali

We were proud to recently welcome Ambassador Thomas Shannon, the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs to Mali. The position of Under Secretary is the third-highest ranked position in the U.S. State Department.  Ambassador Shannon was just appointed as Under Secretary on February 12, 2016 and Mali was one of the countries he visited ...
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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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Our Public Affairs Officer visits Timbuktu to Launch the 2016 PAYLP Scholarship Program

Continuing our outreach throughout Mali, our Public Affairs Officer visited Timbuktu where he met with the governor, the mayors of Timbuktu and Salam, the imam of the Djinguereber Mosque (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and important civil society leaders. Other highlights included interviews with high school students and teachers for the 2016 African Youth Leadership ...
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