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    U.S. Air War College Students advance U.S.-Mali cooperation in Visiting ORTM

    On Wednesday March 5, 2014, Fifteen US Air War College students and three escorts accompanied by the DCM visited Mali National broadcaster ORTM. The delegation was split into two groups. One group got to see the two ORTM radio stations including studios, recording booths and radio archives while the other toured the two TV stations (ORTM and TM2).  Read more »

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    Ambassador Leonard Signs Grant Agreements Marking Important Step in Resumption of Full Cooperation

    U.S. Ambassador to Mali Mary Beth Leonard, USAID Mission-Mali Director Gary Juste, and Malian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Zahabi Ould Sidi Mohamed signed three protocols for amending grant agreements between the Governments of Mali and the United States of America on Monday.  Read more »

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    USG Grantee Promotes Unity and Peace with Religious Leaders

    On February 19, 2014, as part of its Unity and Peace Messaging Campaign funded through the U.S. government’s Trans-Sahara Counter-Terrorism Partnership, grantee Spirit-McCann conducted an interfaith dialogue workshop to bring religious leaders to discuss abuses by extremist groups during the occupation of two-thirds of Mali’s territory.  Read more »

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    Civic Education Program Launched in Sikasso; Kayes and Segou to Follow

    Following the restoration of a democratically elected government in Mali, Embassy Bamako’s Public Affairs Section (PAS) marked the week of January 27 with the full return of programming to the country’s regions. Over the next six weeks, PAS employees will be conducting a series of civic education workshops in three regional capitals – Sikasso, Kayes and Segou.  Read more »

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    U.S. Ambassador Underscores Need for National Reconciliation While Celebrating Return of the Festival on the Niger

    U.S. Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard helped mark the return of the Festival on the Niger to Segou after it was suspended last year because of the events of 2012. Speaking at the premier of three short documentaries on reconciliation efforts, Ambassador Leonard called on Malians “to turn the page on the difficult events of the past months and look to a brighter future” and underscored the need for national reconciliation and forgiveness.  Read more »

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    USUN Ambassador Samantha Power Discusses Challenges with Malian Civil Society Leaders

    On February 3 U.S. United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power met with Malian civil society activists. Before their discussion, however, she read a statement and took questions from both local and international media. In her remarks she strongly complimented Mali on its turnaround since the events of 2012 and noted that “today, there is new hope, new signs of democracy at work, and a new president who was elected with the highest voter turn-out in your country’s history.  Read more »

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    U.S. Embassy Grantee Continues Documentation of Mali’s Rich Musical Culture

    Work continues on the Ambassador’s Cultural Preservation program being conducted by Instruments for Africa (I4A). The organization was most recently in Diamou, located in the Region of Sikasso, to record the festival of Soli, a celebration related to a boy’s transition into adult male society (usually between the ages of 15-17). Participants in the ceremony practice dance steps for three months before the ceremony.  

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