USAID Launches Health Program in Northern Mali

October 22, 2021 Bamako, Mali – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing $15 million (FCFA 8.25 billion) over the next five-years to improve the health and resilience of people in northern Mali. Northern Mali faces numerous challenges due to marginalization, recurring conflict, displacement of people, and historical inequities in governance and …

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USAID Funds Education in Northern Mali

October 21, 2021  Bamako, Mali – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided initial funding of $5 million (FCFA 2.75 billion) for the regions of Gao, Kidal and Timbuktu to support education in northern Mali. This aid from the American people is a contribution to the United Nations global fund for education …

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Ambassador Hankins visits the Public School of Journalism at the end of a training session

U.S. Ambassador Dennis Hankins visited Mali’s public journalism school Ecole Superieure de Journalisme et des Sciences de la Communication (ESJSC) on October 14. The visit was the culmination of months of trainings delivered by the U.S. Embassy to journalism students. For the trainings, the Embassy used journalism training materials developed by the State Department’s Africa …

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Ambassador Hankins Presides over the Reopening Ceremony of the American Center in Bamako after Renovation

On Tuesday, September 28, 2021, Ambassador Dennis Hankins welcomed many Malian friends and partners to join him for the reopening ceremony of the American Center in Bamako.  The new American Center has as its motto: “Inform. Inspire. Innovate,” and that is exactly what we hope Malians will experience when they visit the Center.  This reopening …

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Arrival of USAID Mali Mission Director Miriam Lutz

September 27, 2021 Bamako, Mali – The United States Embassy in Mali and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are pleased to announce today’s arrival of USAID Mali Mission Director Miriam Lutz. Ms. Lutz has been with USAID for the past two decades, most recently serving as Country Representative in Sierra Leone. She …

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Call for Applications: 2022 Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student (SUSI) Leaders on Civic Engagement

Attention Student Leaders of Mali! Are you dedicated to serving and improving your community? Do you want to learn more about the United States and how U.S. citizens have shaped our government and society?  We are calling on Mali’s best student leaders to apply for the 2022 Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders …

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Fight for a world without human trafficking

In 2020, as governments focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, human traffickers found new ways to perpetrate their crimes, a new State Department report says. Traffickers targeted vulnerable families with fraudulent offers that led to exploitation. And more time online left some more vulnerable to trafficking. Meanwhile, lockdowns and social distancing requirements limited victims’ access to …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy, Bamako, Mali – September 2, 2021

Location: Bourse du Travail to the Monument de l’Indépendance  Event: The Mouvement Baguine So is planning a demonstration on Friday, September 03, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. starting at la Bourse du Travail and traveling to the Monument de l’Indépendance to support “securing of national territory.” The protest has not been approved by the local authorities. …

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Progress in the Fight against Hereditary Slavery in Kayes

We applaud the progress recently made by the people of Kayes in the fight against hereditary slavery in the region.  The United States places particular importance on this issue because ours is a country still dealing with the inequities and systemic injustices that endure one and a half centuries after the United States abolished slavery.  …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy, Bamako, Mali – September 2, 2021

Location: Bebemba roundabout to Cite Administrative  Event: The Popular Front Against the High Cost of Living is planning a demonstration on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.  The itinerary is from the Bebemba roundabout to Cite Administrative. The demonstration has not been approved by local authorities. Demonstrations sometimes turn violent, resulting in the burning …

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Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) 2022-APPLY NOW

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 September 15, 2021, by submitting an application online at: mwfellows.info/apply The Mandela Washington Fellowship …

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U.S. Embassy Celebrates International Youth Day with Young Malian Leaders

United States Embassy in Mali Press Statement No: 10-EN Bamako, Mali, August 18, 2021  To celebrate International Youth Day and the Young African Leaders Initiative’s (YALI) 11th anniversary, U.S. Ambassador Dennis Hankins presided over a ceremony honoring six young Malian leaders who recently completed the YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship. Established in 2010, YALI is the …

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U.S. Embassy Continues Support to GSIGN with Equipment Donation

Delivering on the U.S. pledge to assist Mali in creating a self-sustaining crisis response team within the Gendarmerie, U.S. Ambassador Dennis Hankins presented this specialized unit with an equipment donation valued at more than 3 million US dollars at a ceremony held August 16 in Bamako.  The equipment was supplied by the Department of Justice, …

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United States Donates COVID-19 Vaccines for Mali

The U.S. Embassy in Bamako, Mali, announces the donation by the United States Government of 151,200 doses of the Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccine as part of the U.S. government’s global efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.  The donated vaccines are part of the U.S. pledge to initially provide at least 25 million doses to Africa.  The U.S. government coordinated closely with the African …

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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Muslim Frontline Workers on the Occasion of Eid al-Adha

OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 3, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken today virtually met with 11 Muslim frontline workers from diverse populations from around the world. Secretary Blinken, joined by Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Uzra Zeya, underscored the importance the …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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In Commemoration of Juneteenth

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

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

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

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

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

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Malian Leaders Prepare for Prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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On the Situation in Mali

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

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

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

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

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

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World Press Freedom Day

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

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

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

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

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

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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 residential and office furniture, appliances and 1 water truck  on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 4 PM until Thursday April 22, 2021, at 4pm. Photographs of the items for sale are available for online viewing and all …

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

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

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Notice of Funding Opportunity

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

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Celebration of Ramadan

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

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2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Mali

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Demonstration Alert – Bamako, Mali – March 13, 2021

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

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

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

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A Proclamation on Women’s History Month, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2022 HUMPHREY FELLOWSHIP For Professional Development in the United States

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

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FY 2022 FULBRIGHT VISITING SCHOLARS PROGRAM

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

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FY 2022 FULBRIGHT FOREIGN STUDENT PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

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

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Demonstration Alert – Bamako, Mali – January 14, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The American People Invest in Mali’s Health Systems

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

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Funding Opportunity: Julia Taft Refugee Fund for FY 2021

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

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Keneya Nieta: USAID/Mali Invests in Healthy Communities

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

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

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

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CULTIVATING HOPE: FEED THE FUTURE IN MALI

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

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

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

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Demonstration Alert – Bamako, Mali – October 28, 2020

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

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Demonstration Alert – Bamako, Mali – October 16, 2020

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

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Demonstration Alert – Bamako, Mali – October 15, 2020

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

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

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

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Demonstration Alert – Bamako, Mali – October 14, 2020

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

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The United States Welcomes the Liberation of Soumaila Cissé 

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

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

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

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Demonstration Alert – Bamako, Mali – October 2, 2020

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

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Demonstration Alert – Bamako, Mali – September 26, 2020

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

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

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

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Mali National Day Message

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

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Demonstration Alert – Bamako, Mali

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

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International Day of Democracy

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

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

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

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

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Demonstration Alert – Bamako, Mali – August 22, 2020

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

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

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Security Alert – Bamako, Mali

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

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Security Alert – Bamako, Mali

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

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

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Malian Alumni Support Community Development 

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

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On the Occasion of Eid al-Adha

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

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

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

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2019 Mali Human Rights Report

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

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

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Demonstration Alert – Planned Demonstration for April 17, 2020

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

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

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

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U.S. Embassy Monitors Air Quality in Bamako

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

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

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

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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U.S. Partners with Mali To Protect Livestock Herds

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

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Presidential Proclamation on COVID-19

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

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

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

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Proclamation on Women’s History Month, 2020

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

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Highlighting America’s Commitment to Africa’s Youth

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

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Liberating Africa’s Entrepreneurs

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

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

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

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

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Security Alert – for Segou Mali

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

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

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

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

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U.S. Department of State Notice of Funding Opportunity

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2020 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund Call for Proposals

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

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Bamako’s American Center Engages Youth on Corruption Issues

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

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

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U.S. Embassy in Mali Celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week

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

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

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U.S. Ambassador Dennis Hankins Visits Kayes Region

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

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

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

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International Anticorruption Day

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

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

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

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International Day of Persons With Disabilities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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United States Reaffirms Commitment Humanitarian Assistance

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

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Congratulations to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

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

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United States Condemns Attacks on Malian Troops and MINUSMA Peacekeepers

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

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

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

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

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

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AFRICOM Commander General Townsend Visits Mali

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

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

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

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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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On the Occasion of Eid al-Adha

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

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

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

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Statement from the White House Press Secretary Regarding Mali Executive Order

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

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

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

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

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

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Assistant Secretary Nagy Travels to Eastern and Southern Africa

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

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USAID Administrator Mark Green Travels To Africa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Funding Opportunity: Ambassador’s Special Self Help Program

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

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

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

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

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

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Malian Youth Volunteering to Increase Cooperation and Social Cohesion in Timbuktu 

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

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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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President Trump’s Proclamation for African American History Month 2019

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

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Partnering for Community Policing in Mali

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 to …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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International Women’s Day #8Mars

Did you know that March 8th is International Women’s Day?  This year, the U.S. Embassy will recognize the talented Malian women we have had the honor to work with on our exchange programs, educational initiatives and other development projects in the last year.  We are proud of their accomplishments in their communities and proud to …

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Remarks of President Barack Obama – State of the Union Address As Delivered

9:10 P.M. EST Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: Tonight marks the eighth year that I’ve come here to report on the State of the Union. And for this final one, I’m going to try to make it a little shorter. (Applause.) I know some of you are antsy to …

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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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