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Capital: Bamako

Government: Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic

Current President: Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta


  • 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: 17,885,245 (2017)

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%

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


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



  • Thu - Feb 14, 2019: Mali Through to U-20 Final - AllAfrica News: Mali
    [Ghanaian Times] MALI yesterday qualified for the final of this year's African Under-20 Nations Cup tournament when they beat 4-3 after extra-time at the Seyni Kouche Stadium in Niger.
  • Thu - Feb 14, 2019: Mali Edges Nigeria to Reach U-20 Afcon Final - AllAfrica News: Mali
    [This Day] Flying Eagles' dream of winning a record eight Africa Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations varnished Wednesday after Aniekeme Okon blasted his spot kick against the crossbar in the semi final of the 2019 edition in Niamey, Niger.
  • Thu - Feb 14, 2019: U-20 Afcon - Mali Beat Nigeria's Flying Eagles to Final Ticket - AllAfrica News: Mali
    [Premium Times] The Junior Eagles of Mali have qualified for the final of the 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations taking place in the Niger Republic.
  • Wed - Feb 13, 2019: U20 Afcon - Flying Eagles Battle Mali for Final Ticket in Niamey - AllAfrica News: Mali
    [Daily Trust] Seven-time champions, The Flying Eagles of Nigeria will battle for a ticket in the final of the 2019 Africa U20 Cup of Nations when they lock horns with the Junior Eagles of Mali in the tournament's semi final at the Stade General Seyni Kountche on Wednesday.
  • Wed - Feb 13, 2019: Flying Eagles to Wear Black Armbands for Late Ogunjobi - AllAfrica News: Mali
    [Daily Trust] The Confederation of African Football, CAF, has approved a request by the Nigeria Football Federation for the Flying Eagles to wear black armbands in their semi final clash with Mali in the Africa U20 Cup of Nations in Niger Republic, in honour of departed former NFF Secretary General and Member of Board, Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi.