Security Alert – Bamako, Mali – September 19, 2023

Location: Mali, countrywide In light of recent attacks in northern and central Mali and the region, please review the State Department Travel Advisory for Mali. In the past, attacks have occurred in other areas of Mali, including Bamako. Government buildings and areas where expatriates gather have been targets. American citizens are advised to: ·  Exercise caution if in the vicinity ... Read More»

2023 Fiscal Transparency Report: Mali

BUREAU OF ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS IN THIS SECTION Government-by-Government Assessments: Mali During the review period, the transition government made its executive budget proposal, enacted budget, and end-of-year report available online within a reasonable period.  Information on debt obligations was publicly available, except major state-owned enterprise debt.  Publicly available budget documents provided a substantially complete picture of the transition government’s planned ... Read More»

2023 Trafficking in Persons Report: Mali

MALI (Tier 2) The transition government of Mali does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so.  The transition government demonstrated overall increasing efforts compared with the previous reporting period, considering the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, if any, on its anti-trafficking capacity; therefore ... Read More»

The United States and Mali Partner to Protect and Preserve Cultural Heritage in Mali

The Government of the United States and Mali enjoy excellent relations of friendship and partnership in several areas, including culture. Mali is home to important archaeological sites representing evidence of past civilizations.  They exist throughout all areas of Mali, and cover different time periods such as the Paleolithic, Neolithic, Protohistoric, Great Empire, and contemporary eras. Similar to many ... Read More»

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. ... 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»

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»

ECOWAS Action on Mali

PRESS STATEMENT NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON JANUARY 10, 2022 The United States commends the strong actions taken by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in defense of democracy and stability in Mali following its Extraordinary Summit on January 9, 2022. We share ECOWAS’s deep disappointment with the transition government of Mali’s lack of action or progress toward ... Read More»

Return to Mali of Pillaged and Illegally-Trafficked Antiquities

United States Embassy in Mali Press Statement  No: 13-EN     Bamako, Mali, December 7, 2021 U.S. Ambassador Dennis B. Hankins joined transition Prime Minister Choguel Kokalla Maiga in welcoming back to Mali a shipment of over 900 Malian antiquities seized by U.S. Customs authorities and returned to Mali.  This return of pillaged and illicitly trafficked ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Bamako, Mali – December 5, 2021

Location: Mali, countrywide Event: On December 6, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will implement a one-day COVID-19 testing requirement for travelers over age two coming to the United States. Regardless of vaccination status or nationality, any individual coming to the United States must show a negative pre-departure COVID-19 viral test taken the ... Read More»

USAID Launches Health Program in Northern Mali

October 22, 2021 Bamako, Mali – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing $15 million (FCFA 8.25 billion) over the next five-years to improve the health and resilience of people in northern Mali. Northern Mali faces numerous challenges due to marginalization, recurring conflict, displacement of people, and historical inequities in governance and ... Read More»

Arrival of USAID Mali Mission Director Miriam Lutz

September 27, 2021 Bamako, Mali – The United States Embassy in Mali and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are pleased to announce today’s arrival of USAID Mali Mission Director Miriam Lutz. Ms. Lutz has been with USAID for the past two decades, most recently serving as Country Representative in Sierra Leone. She ... Read More»

Embassy Statement on Progress on the Prevention of Child Soldiers in Mali

The United States applauds recent actions taken to protect Malian children from involvement in armed conflict.  The agreement recently signed between Platform, a coalition of signatory movements, and the United Nations reflects well on the commitment to protect vulnerable children from being drawn into armed conflict and is evidence of the recognition that measures must ... Read More»

Malian Leaders Prepare for Prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship

U.S. Ambassador Dennis Hankins joined Mali’s 2021 Mandela Washington Fellowship recipients to discuss U.S. engagement in Africa and the critical role youth will play in shaping the continent’s future. The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), created in 2014 to deepen the United States’ engagement with youth ... Read More»

On the Situation in Mali

PRESS STATEMENT NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON MAY 26, 2021 The United States strongly condemns the detention of civilian leaders of Mali’s transition government. We support the May 24 joint statement   of ECOWAS and the African Union, and we are working closely with the local transition monitoring committee and other international actors to seek the immediate and unconditional release of those detained and resumption of ... Read More»

2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Mali

BUREAU OF DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND LABOR TRANSLATIONS  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ANNOUNCEMENT: The Department of State will release an addendum to this report in mid 2021 that expands the subsection on Women in Section 6 to include a broader range of issues related to reproductive rights.​ Mali has a constitutional democratic system that was upended on August 18-19 when members of the military overthrew the ... Read More»


Monday, November 23, 2020 – Today marks the start of Feed the Future Week, highlighting progress made in addressing the root causes of poverty, hunger and malnutrition in the global effort to end hunger. This year, the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative commemorates its 10-year anniversary and a decade of impact, including seven years ... Read More»

The United States Welcomes the Liberation of Soumaila Cissé 

US Embassy, Bamako Mali October 6, 2020 The Embassy of the United States in Bamako extends its best wishes to the family of Soumaila Cisse, now that they are reunited. The Malian nation has long awaited this day and the Malian people have kept Mr. Cisse and his family in their hearts and in their ... Read More»

U.S. Response to Establishment of a Transitional Government in Mali

Press Statement Morgan Ortagus, Department Spokesperson October 3, 2020 The United States views the establishment of a transitional government in the Republic of Mali as an initial step towards a return to constitutional order. We urge the transitional government to honor its commitments to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), including holding democratic ... Read More»

Travel of Special Envoy for the Sahel Region Dr. J. Peter Pham to Mali

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 Special Envoy for the Sahel Region Dr. J. Peter Pham will travel to Bamako, Mali from September 30 to October 3. The Special Envoy will meet with the transitional government as well as civil society, religious leaders, and officials from the United Nations, African Union, G5 Sahel and the diplomatic ... Read More»

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. ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Dennis Hankins Congratulates the 2019 Malian Mandela Washington Fellows

June 17, 2019 – U.S. Ambassador Dennis B. Hankins hosted Mali’s 2019 Mandela Washington Fellows (MWF) for a farewell reception in advance of their departure to the United States. The gathering was an opportunity for the U.S. Embassy to congratulate the seven fellows who will represent Mali at U.S. universities this summer. An official from ... Read More»

Request for Quotations 19ML2018R0002: Razor-Wire Installation

December 28, 2017 Dear Prospective Quoter: SUBJECT: Request for Quotations Number 19ML2018R0002 The Embassy of the United States of America invites you to submit a quotation for the Installation of razor-wire along the walls of all existing U.S. Embassy residences and accompanying compounds – U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali The U.S. Government intends to award a ... Read More»
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