Mali

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INFORMATION

Capital: Bamako

Government: Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic

Current President: Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta

Economy:

  • Highly dependent on gold mining and agricultural exports for revenue.
  • Economic activity is largely confined to the riverine area irrigated by the Niger River and about 65% of its land is desert or semi-desert.
  • About 10% of the population is nomadic and about 80% of the labor force is engaged in farming and fishing.

Population: 16,450,000

Land Size: 1.25 million sq km (482,077 sq miles)

Major Ethic Groups:

  • Mande: 50% (Bambara, Malinke, Soninke)
  • Peul: 17%
  • Voltaic: 12%
  • Songhai: 6%
  • Tuareg and Moor: 10%
  • Other: 5%
Religions:

  • Muslim: 90%
  • Christian: 1%
  • Indigenous African Religion: 9%

Language(s):

  • French (official)
  • Bambara: 80%
  • Fulfulde
  • Soninke

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RECENT NEWS

  • Mon - Jan 15, 2018: Rwanda to Face Mali in FIBA World Cup Qualifiers Opener - AllAfrica News: Mali
    [New Times] Rwanda men's national basketball will face hosts Mali in the Group B opening game at the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup Qualifiers First Round to be staged in Bamako from February 23-25.
  • Mon - Jan 15, 2018: A Dozen Shades of Khaki - Counter-Insurgency Operations in the Sahel - AllAfrica News: Mali
    [IRIN] Dakar -The region has never been so militarised. Here's an overview of the international players in uniform.
  • Sat - Jan 13, 2018: Islamic State Affiliate Claims Attack - AllAfrica News: Mali
    [RFI] An affiliate of the Islamic State (IS) armed group has claimed responsibility for attacks in the Sahel region, including one that injured three French soldiers in Mali on Thursday and an attack in October that killed four US soldiers and three from Niger.
  • Fri - Jan 12, 2018: Herdsmen Challenge - Grow Grass in Chad and Mali - AllAfrica News: Mali
    [Guardian] The murderous herdsmen are once again on the rampage; about a score of innocent Nigerian lives have been lost in the latest attacks. (Our hearts go out to the victim families in Benue State). This challenge has become insufferable; it is time we found an enduring solution to it. The unsettling incidences of foreign-looking herdsmen attacks on Nigerians on their legitimate lands are fast approaching emergency proportions, with the Federal Government seeming unnervingly clueless on how to curb the menace, ev
  • Thu - Jan 11, 2018: Mixed Outlook for Africa in 2018 - AllAfrica News: Mali
    [Chatham House] Africa's political and economic trends, as well as its security arrangements, will continue to diverge in the coming year.