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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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