News & Events

Report of Possible Security Threat in Bamako; Remain Vigilant

The U.S. Embassy in Mali is issuing this emergency message to alert U.S. citizens that unconfirmed information of a security threat in Bamako has been received and is believed to cover the current period through February 10. Although this information is unconfirmed at this time, the U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens to limit all non-essential ...
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U.S. Embassy Grantee Continues Documentation of Mali’s Rich Musical Culture

Work continues on the Ambassador’s Cultural Preservation program being conducted by Instruments for Africa (I4A).  The organization was most recently in Diamou, located in the Region of Sikasso, to record the festival of Soli, a celebration related to a boy’s transition into adult male society (usually between the ages of 15-17).  Participants in the ceremony ...
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USUN Ambassador Samantha Power Discusses Challenges with Malian Civil Society Leaders

On February 3 U.S. United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power met with Malian civil society activists.   Before their discussion, however, she read a statement and took questions from both local and international media.    In her remarks she strongly complimented Mali on its turnaround since the events of 2012 and noted that “today, there is new hope, ...
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Civic Education Program Launched in Sikasso; Kayes and Segou to Follow

Following the restoration of a democratically elected government in Mali, Embassy Bamako’s Public Affairs Section (PAS) marked the week of January 27 with the full return of programming to the country’s regions.  Over the next six weeks, PAS employees will be conducting a series of civic education workshops in three regional capitals – Sikasso, Kayes ...
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Security Messages for U.S. Citizens

Significant Dates in January January 13, 2014  The U.S. Embassy in Mali is issuing this security message to alert U.S. citizens that the month of January 2014 contains several significant dates that may be attractive for extremist groups to conduct attacks to gain international attention.  On January 4, 2014, Mokhtar Belmokhtar, the militant leader responsible ...
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