News & Events

July 4, 2022, marks the 246th anniversary of the independence of the United States of America. 

We celebrated the event a few days early here in Bamako, with a few hundred of our Malian friends.  Ambassador Hankins used the opportunity to thank our many partners in the Malian government, international organizations, cultural institutions, and throughout all sectors of civil society for excellent cooperation over the past year.  The Ambassador’s remarks noted ...
Read More»

Statement on the Killing of Civilians in Northern and Central Mali

The United States was deeply saddened to learn of the violence in the Bandiagara and Gao regions this past weekend resulting in the deaths of more than 100 civilians. This news comes at a time when ongoing violence in Ménaka has also killed numerous civilians and displaced thousands more. The United States strongly condemns these indefensible acts ...
Read More»

Malian and American Young Professionals Building Stronger Independent Media Together   

Congratulations to these 20 young, creative, enthusiastic Malian media professionals for finishing a unique virtual exchange program. DCM Richard Nicholson recognized 20 competitively selected aspiring young Malian journalists and media-makers who completed the 16-week virtual exchange with U.S. counterparts. The participants included working journalists, bloggers, journalism students, and others aspiring to work in public communications. ...
Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy, Bamako, Mali – June 16, 2022

Location: Bamako, Mali  Event: The U.S. Embassy in Mali advises U.S. citizens that a terrorist attack in Bamako may be planned targeting Malian government offices, the airport, and/or locations frequented by Westerners including diplomatic facilities, hotels, and restaurants. The U.S. Embassy has taken the following additional steps in response to the ongoing security threats: A ...
Read More»

On the Transition Timeline in Mali

PRESS STATEMENT NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON JUNE 9, 2022 The United States acknowledges the announcement by Mali’s transition government of a 24-month transition timetable starting in March 2022. We urge the Malian transition government to make sustained, tangible action toward holding elections, including detailed benchmarks and the early adoption of the electoral law. Transparent and ...
Read More»