Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Bamako (Mali), Local Elections in Mali

The U.S. Embassy wishes to inform U.S. citizens that Mali will hold local elections on November 20. While the elections are expected to be peaceful, U.S. citizens are urged to exercise caution during this period. Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates. Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council.