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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Attention Young Leaders: Apply now for the Mandela Washington Fellowship!

The U.S. Embassy in Mali is pleased to announce that the application for the Mandela Washington Fellowship program, also known as YALI / the Young African Leaders Initiative, is now open. Interested young leaders may apply until the application closing date of October 10, 2018 by submitting an application online at: https://yali.state.gov/mwf/apply/ Participants in the Mandela ...
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The US Embassy welcomes participants of PAYLP exchange program

On Monday, August 27, 2018, the Embassy of the United States had the opportunity to welcome the three students from Kayes, Korotoumou Siby, Kadidia Sissoko, Fouseyni Sangare, and their mentor, Lassina Dao who have participated to the exchange program, spending 3 weeks in different states. As part of the exchange program entitled “Pan African Youth ...
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Notice of Funding Opportunity

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY BAMAKO, PUBLIC AFFAIRS SECTION Notice of Funding Opportunity  Funding Opportunity Title:             U.S. Embassy Bamako PAS Annual Program Statement Funding Opportunity Number:      PAS- SML20019GR0001 Deadline for Applications:               Rolling Basis until September 1, 2019 CFDA Number:                                19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs Maximum for Each Award:            $50,000 Minimum for Each Award:             $1,000   ...
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Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Corruption and Conflict

Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Corruption and Conflict Share Ambassador Nikki Haley U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City September 10, 2018 AS DELIVERED I thank Secretary-General Guterres for being here today and shining a light on the link between corruption and international peace ...
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On the Anniversary of the 9/11 Terror Attacks

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

Funding Opportunity Title:             Community-Based Activities to Build Civil Society and Youth Capacity through Cultural Preservation and Inclusive Community Workshops Funding Opportunity Number:       SML20018GR0005 Deadline for Applications:                August 20, 2018; 5:30PM GMT CFDA Number:                                19.222 Total Amount Available:                  $350,000     PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The U.S. Embassy in Mali of the U.S. Department of ...
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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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Notice of Funding Opportunity: U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY Bamako Notice of Funding Opportunity Funding Opportunity Title: Post Bamako: U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Small and Large Grants Deadline for Applications:  January 22, 2018, 0800 Local Time in Bamako CFDA Number: 19.025 Total Amount Available: NA Program Description The Public Affairs Section of the U.S Embassy ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Reminder of Continued Threat of Attacks in Mali

U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali Security Message for U.S. Citizens Reminder of Continued Threat of Attacks in Mali December 29, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Bamako reminds U.S. citizens of the continued threat of attacks against hotels, restaurants, and bars frequented by Westerners, particularly in the cities of Bamako and Gao. In light of the continued ...
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Request for Quotations 19ML2018R0002: Razor-Wire Installation

December 28, 2017 Dear Prospective Quoter: SUBJECT: Request for Quotations Number 19ML2018R0002 The Embassy of the United States of America invites you to submit a quotation for the Installation of razor-wire along the walls of all existing U.S. Embassy residences and accompanying compounds – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali The U.S. Government intends to award a ...
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VACANCY – 17-034 – OBO ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT- CLOSING: January 04, 2018

SUBJECT: VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 17-034 OPEN TO: ALL INTERESTED CANDIDATES / ALL SOURCES The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position. The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement. POSITION: OBO ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT FSN-07; ...
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VACANCY – 17-033- SURVEILLANCE DETECTION PROGRAMS COORDINATOR

SUBJECT: VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 17-033 OPEN TO: ALL INTERESTED CANDIDATES / ALL SOURCES The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position. The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement. POSITION: SURVEILLANCE DETECTION PROGRAMS COORDINATOR ...
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VACANCY : 17-032 –OBO MECHANICAL ENGINEER–Closing December 20

SUBJECT: VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 17-032 OPEN TO: ALL INTERESTED CANDIDATES / ALL SOURCES The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position. The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement. POSITION: OBO MECHANICAL ENGINEER FSN-10; ...
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VACANCY: 17-31-OBO ELECTRICAL ENGINEER-CLOSING December 22, 2017

SUBJECT: VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 17-31 OPEN TO: ALL INTERESTED CANDIDATES / ALL SOURCES The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position. The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement. POSITION: OBO ELECTRICAL ENGINEER FSN-10; ...
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VACANCY : 17-030- Architect/Construction Engineer (CE)- Closing December 21

SUBJECT: VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 17-030 OPEN TO: ALL INTERESTED CANDIDATES / ALL SOURCES The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position. The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement. POSITION: Architect/Construction Engineer (CE) FSN-10; ...
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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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