The United States Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Mali and Niger

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC July 3, 2018 The United States condemns the recent terrorist attacks in the Sahel. These include attacks against security forces of the G-5 Sahel Joint Force in Sévaré, Mali on June 29, the landmine attack that killed four Malian troops in Koro county on June 30, the ...
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Department of State Participation in Flintlock 2018

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE April 6, 2018 The Department of State is pleased to once again participate in Flintlock, U.S. Africa Command’s (AFRICOM) annual and largest Special Operations Forces exercise. Flintlock exercises have taken place regularly since 2005 with partner nations from the Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership ...
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United States supports Mali with physical security and arms stockpile management with $1,740,000 over three years          

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 – U.S. Ambassador Folmsbee handed over the keys for 22 armories in Segou, Mopti, and Bamako, constructed for the Malian Armed Forces, Customs and Police. The project for the construction of the physical security facilities and training of personnel, was sponsored by the United States and implemented by NGO partner, Mines ...
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Ambassador Folmsbee’s Remarks – Handover Ceremony of 22 Armories for Physical Security and Stockpile Management in Mali

Ambassador Paul A. Folmsbee Remarks Handover Ceremony of 22 Armories Constructed for the Malian Armed Forces, Customs and Police Customs Headquarters Bamako, Mali Tuesday, 27 February 2018                                                         ...
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U.S. Engages Malian Parliamentarians against Violent Extremism

Malian MPs Brehima Beridogo and Belco Ba took part in the Parliamentary Exchange Program in Washington, DC, from November 13-17, which brought together six MPs from Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger. The program sought to discuss how parliaments can play an active role in the fight against violent extremism and the enhancement of regional and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Continued Threat of Attacks in Bamako and Gao, Mali

U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali Security Message for U.S. Citizens Continued Threat of Attacks in Bamako and Gao, Mali October 3, 2017 The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of a continued threat of attacks against hotels, restaurants, and bars frequented by Westerners, particularly in the cities of Bamako and Gao, Mali.  Avoid vulnerable locations with poor ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Demonstrations in Bamako on August 16 and 18

U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali Planned Demonstrations in Bamako on August 16 and 18  August 15, 2017 The U.S. Embassy has learned that demonstrations are scheduled to take place in Bamako this week.  Malian authorities and newspapers report the likelihood of a heavy police and security presence with traffic diversions in and around the demonstrations at ...
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The U.S. Embassy’s SPEAR team receive special training in fight on terror

The U.S. Embassy’s SPEAR team receive special training from members of Diplomatic Security’s Anti-terrorism Assistance (ATA) program instructor cadre.  The Special Program for Embassy Augmentation and Response (SPEAR) team is composed of Malian National Guard members who mission is to respond to critical incidents involving U.S. Mission facilities and personnel in Mali.  Subjects included: Instructor ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Demonstration in Bamako

The U.S. Embassy wishes to inform U.S. citizens of a planned demonstration scheduled to take place in Bamako on September 21.  The rally will begin at 8:00 a.m. near the Place de l’Independence, proceed east down Avenue de l’Yser, and end near the French embassy.   The demonstration, organized by the Coalition Patriotique pour le ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens Threat of Kidnapping of Westerners in Timbuktu

Messages for U.S. Citizens Bamako, Mali – Embassy of the United States The U.S. Embassy wishes to inform U.S. citizens that it has received information regarding a heightened risk of kidnapping of Westerners in Timbuktu and surrounding regions. Please avoid the region, and exercise extreme vigilance if you are currently in the area.  Due to ...
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Mali Travel Warning: April 21, 2016

The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of ongoing terrorist attacks and criminal violence in Mali.  The security environment in Mali remains fluid, and the potential for attacks throughout the country, including in Bamako, remains high.  Additionally, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has renewed its existing restriction instructing U.S. civil aviation to avoid flying below ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens Potential Terrorist Attacks Targeting the International Community

The U.S. Embassy in Bamako has received information concerning threats of potential terrorist attacks targeting locations associated with the international community throughout Mali. ‎ Although the U.S. Embassy has not made any changes to its operating procedures at this time, the Embassy will continue to review its security procedures and its recommended advice to citizens ...
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