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: 18,429,893 (2018)

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

Major Ethnic 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

  • Wed - Apr 24, 2019: Insiders Insight - Mali Government Quits - AllAfrica News: Mali
    [African Arguments] Mali government quits
  • Wed - Apr 24, 2019: As a Malian, the Slogan 'Zero Malaria Starts With Me' Has Special Meaning - AllAfrica News: Mali
    [The Conversation Africa] For the millions worldwide living with the daily reality of malaria, bringing an end to this awful disease can feel like a distant dream.
  • Tue - Apr 23, 2019: President Names New Prime Minister - AllAfrica News: Mali
    [Deutsche Welle] Mali's president has appointed a new prime minister, after the country's government resigned. Boubou Cisse, who had been serving as finance minster, is now charged with easing growing unrest.
  • Mon - Apr 22, 2019: Mali Soldiers Killed in Suspected Militant Attack - AllAfrica News: Mali
    [Deutsche Welle] Government soldiers were said to have been taken by surprise, coming under heavy gunfire. The attack comes as the country's president searches for a new prime minister in the wake of a complete Cabinet resignation.
  • Sun - Apr 21, 2019: Killing of Peacekeeper 'May Constitute War Crimes' - UN - AllAfrica News: Mali
    [UN News] An improvised roadside mine which exploded hitting a UN peacekeeping convoy in Mali, killing one 'blue helmet' from Egypt, and wounding four others, may constitute a war crime, the UN Chief said on Saturday, as senior UN officials condemned the blast.