News & Events

The travel advisory for Mali has been reissued with updates to U.S. government restrictions on personnel

Do not travel to Mali due to crime, terrorism, and kidnapping. On July 29, 2022, the Department ordered the departure of non-emergency U.S. government employees and family members due to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks in areas frequented by westerners.  The U.S. Embassy continues to have limited ability to provide emergency assistance to U.S. citizens in Mali. ...
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The United States Embassy in Mali condemns the attacks against the Malian Armed Forces (FAMa) 

The United States condemns in the strongest terms the multiple armed attacks against the Malian Armed Forces (FAMa) over the past two days. On July 22, the FAMa repelled an attack on a military installation in Kati, just outside Bamako. On July 21, coordinated terrorist attacks took place or were attempted against targets in Douentza, ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy, Bamako, Mali

Location: Bamako, Mali Event: Following reports of gunfire at Kati military base, the U.S. Embassy in Mali continues to monitor the evolving security situation and reminds U.S. citizens to check local media for updates. U.S. Embassy employees are no longer sheltering in place; however, employees have been advised to avoid nonessential travel until July 27, ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy, Bamako, Mali

Location:Bamako, Mali  Event: The U.S. Embassy in Mali received reports of roadblocks and possible violence in Bamako. U.S. government employees have been instructed to shelter in place until further notice. U.S. citizens should monitor local media for updates. Actions to take: Continue to exercise vigilance while in Mali Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists/Westerners ...
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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 ...
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