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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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