U.S. Partners with Mali and USIP for Community Policing

 As part of its efforts to support security sector reform in Mali and promote trust and collaboration between security forces and citizens, the United States government, through the U.S. Institute for Peace (USIP) , sponsored a two-day workshop for the development of a national community policing strategy, from March 4-5 at Bamako Hotel de l’Amitié. ...
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The U.S.  Supports Collaboration Among Law Enforcement in Financial Investigations

Five Malian delegates participated in a training session on Interagency Cooperation in Financial Investigations with the support of the United States Embassy in Mali. This training program was organized by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). The session took place at the West Africa Regional Training Center ...
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U.S. Army Provides Civil-Military Training to Malian Troops

March 4, 2020 – Recently, the U.S. Embassy Bamako’s Civil Military Support Element (CMSE) provided ten commandos from the Malian Armed Forces Battalion Autonome des Forces Speciales (BAFS) with training on Civil-Military Cooperation.  The U.S. Army CMSE team assisted the BAFS interfacing with civilian populations to build community relations and enable better cooperation and improve ...
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U.S. Army Trains Malian Troops on Tactical Combat Casualty Care

U.S. Army Special Operations Forces (SOF) soldiers from the 95th Civil Affairs Brigade completed a 4-day medical training course January 14-17 in Bamako, Mali for the Battalion Autonomes des Forces Spéciales (BAFS) troops and Malian Gendarmes, from the Groupement spécial d’Intervention de la Gendarmerie (GSIGN). The purpose of the training was to increase readiness for the ...
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Malian Law Enforcement Participate in U.S-sponsored Training in Accra, Ghana

Malian law enforcement officers participated in a computer and electronic crimes investigations training at the Regional Training Center for West Africa in Accra, Ghana from December 2-6, 2019. During the week-long training, participants learned the fundamentals of computer hardware, networks, hacking techniques, information security, Internet resources, and electronic evidence handling to prepare them to act ...
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Malian Law Enforcement Participate in U.S-sponsored Training in Accra, Ghana

Malian law enforcement officers participated in a computer and electronic crimes investigations training at the Regional Training Center for West Africa in Accra, Ghana from December 2-6, 2019. During the week-long training, participants learned the fundamentals of computer hardware, networks, hacking techniques, information security, Internet resources, and electronic evidence handling to prepare them to act ...
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U.S. Ambassador Meets with Journalists to Discuss the Importance of Countering Fake News

On May 21 Ambassador Hankins met with Malian media professionals at the U.S. Embassy-hosted workshop on countering fake news. Twenty-two prominent editors from Mali’s print, broadcast and online media outlets attended the workshop, which provided a global look at the fake news phenomenon, and provided concrete strategies to help journalists discern real from fake news. ...
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US Ambassador Meets with ICFJ Participants

U.S. Ambassador Paul Folmsbee received three Malian journalists returning from a three-weeklong internship in the United States under the auspices of the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). These journalists came to the ambassador to present him with their certificates and discuss their experiences. With the support and guidance of ICFJ, Arkia Toure spent her internship ...
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U.S. Embassy Trains 15 Malian Bloggers and Journalists on Crisis Reporting Skills

The U.S. Embassy hosted 15 Malian journalists and bloggers for a series of Digital Video conferences focused on the “Role of Bloggers and Journalists in Time of Crisis”. The goal was to reinforce their capacities to better perform their job.  The training sessions were facilitated by experts from the Africa Regional Services (ARS) based in ...
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