Mali Achieves Tier 2 Status in 2019 TIP Report

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

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

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

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

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

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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 and vehicles starting on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 until Thursday February 21, 2019. Photographs of the items for sale are available for viewing online and all potential bidders may access the following link for photographs …

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Call for Application SUSI 2019

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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Security Message – Threats of Potential Terrorist Attacks

The U.S. Embassy in Bamako has received information concerning threats of potential terrorist attacks against westerners during the upcoming holiday period. ‎ The threats specifically mention the cities of Bamako, Gao, and Timbuktu. The U.S. Embassy continues to review its security procedures and will inform U.S. Citizens of any changes. Terrorist groups operating in Mali …

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Security Message from the U.S. Embassy in Bamako

The recommendation to shelter in place following attacks at the Radisson Hotel has been lifted.  The U.S. Embassy continues to urge all U.S. citizens to remain vigilant of their surroundings and to minimize movement around Bamako.  Continue monitoring local media for updates and adhere to the instructions of local authorities.

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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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