COAT OF ARMS
Government: Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic
Current President: Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta
Population: 19,553,397 (2020)
Land Size: 1.25 million sq km (482,077 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Mon - Oct 18, 2021: Maestro's Message of Peace to Sahel Region's Youngsters Drawn to Extremism - AllAfrica News: Mali
[UN News] An ambitious project to raise awareness about rising insecurity and mass displacement in the Sahel has resulted in an original musical score from Mali songwriter Vieux Farka Touré.
- Wed - Oct 13, 2021: French Soldier, 29, Killed 'By Accident' in Northern Mali - AllAfrica News: Mali
[RFI] An investigation is underway after the death of a 29-year-old French soldier during a maintenance operation in Mali, the French Army Chief of Staff said Wednesday.
- Sun - Oct 10, 2021: Colombian Nun Abducted in 2017 Freed - AllAfrica News: Mali
[VOA] Bamako, Mali -- A Franciscan nun from Colombia kidnapped by jihadis in Mali in 2017 was freed Saturday, a statement from Mali's presidential office said.
- Fri - Oct 8, 2021: Kenyans Rant On Twitter After Harambee Stars Loss to Mali - AllAfrica News: Mali
[Nairobi News] Kenyans have shared their anger and frustration on social media after the men's national football team was thrashed 5-0 by Mali in a 2022 Fifa World Cup qualification match in Morocco on Thursday night.
- Fri - Oct 8, 2021: French 'Cities Campaign' in Support of Reporter Held Hostage in Mali - AllAfrica News: Mali
[RSF] On the initiative of Reporters Without Borders (RSF), 12 large and medium-sized French cities are going to join Paris in displaying huge photos of Olivier Dubois, a French journalist who has been held hostage by an armed group in Mali for the past six months.