Mali

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INFORMATION

Capital: Bamako

Government: Republic

Current President: Ibrahim Keita

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

  • Tue - Feb 14, 2017: Airspace Agreement With Mali to Boost Trade - AllAfrica News: Mali
    [New Times] Trade and tourism between Rwanda and Mali could flourish following a new bilateral Airspace Service Agreement signed yesterday in Kigali.
  • Wed - Feb 8, 2017: Real Bamako Officials Spy On Rivers United - AllAfrica News: Mali
    [This Day] Officials of Malian club, AS Real Bamako were spotted at the weekend in Ibadan, keeping a close watch and taking notes on the activities of reigning Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) runners-up, Rivers United FC.
  • Mon - Feb 6, 2017: Gambia Paired With Mali in Chan Qualifiers - AllAfrica News: Mali
    [The Point] The Gambia have been paired with Mali in the preliminaries qualifiers of the CHAN 2018 to be hosted in Kenya.
  • Mon - Feb 6, 2017: Chan - Mali Test for Gambia - AllAfrica News: Mali
    [Foroyaa] Gambia will get another chance at making it to the CHAN tournament proper after suffering a brutal exit the  last time two years ago.
  • Sat - Feb 4, 2017: Morocco Flexes Economic Muscle to Return to AU - AllAfrica News: Mali
    [Africa Renewal] "It is a beautiful day when one returns home after too long of an absence," King Mohammed VI of Morocco said after the North African country was readmitted to the African Union (AU) at its summit in January.