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Political & Economic Section

The Political and Economic section is responsible for the full range of post’s political, economic, and commercial affairs, preparing reports and supporting US policy goals in the areas of counter-terrorism, democratization, trafficking in persons, environment, science and technology, and organized labor.  The section promotes US commercial programs on behalf of the Department of Commerce. 

The Political Section manages post’s political portfolios, which include counter-terrorism, human rights, democratization, elections, and party politics.  

The Economic and Commercial Section manages post’s economic portfolios, including agriculture, tourism, mining and industrial development, and civil aviation.  The section works to promote US commercial efforts in Mali, and also administers the Ambassador’s Special Self Help Fund.

- Self Help Fund Application Form (PDF)


Principal Staff in the Poitical & Economic Section:

  • Pren-TSilya Boa-Guehe,   Political Officer
  • Duden Yegenoglu,        Economic Officer
  • Sean Smith,                Political Affairs Officer
  • Nadege F. Mathieu       Self-Help Coordinator

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