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AQIM Affiliate Poses Threat to Religious Groups in the Sahel
The release of another hostage video this June underscores the threat to missionaries in Mali and the Sahel region. Although Western interests are…

AQIM Merger in Mali Poses Threat to Sahel Region
The vast desert area of the Sahel region has long been considered a hotbed for militancy, with an active presence of various extremist groups. In…

ISIS Group Emerges in Africa's Sahel Region
After three increasingly complex attacks across the Sahel, a splinter faction of an al Qa'ida-linked group that pledged allegiance to ISIS in 2015…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Bamako (Mali), Continued Threat of Attacks in Bamako…
The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of a continued threat of attacks against hotels, restaurants, and bars frequented by Westerners, particularly…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Demonstrations in Bamako on August 16 and 18
The U.S. Embassy has learned that demonstrations are scheduled to take place in Bamako this week. Malian authorities and newspapers report the…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Bamako (Mali), Planned Demonstrations on July 25
The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration is planned to take place in Bamako on Tuesday, July 25, beginning at 11:00 at Bourse du…