Sanctions Profile: Mali

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UN sanctions on Mali were first imposed in September 2017, by UN Security Council Resolution 2374.

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UN imposes asset freeze on 5 Malian individuals

The UN Security Council has approved the addition of 5 Malian people to its sanctions list under Resolutions 2374 (2017) and 2432 (2018). These are: Ahmed Albachar; Houka Al Housseini; Mahri Sidi Amar Ben Daha; Mohamed Ben Ahmed Mahri; and Mohamed Ould Mataly. In July 2019, these individuals became subject to a travel ban prohibiting entry into all UN member …


UNSC renews Mali sanctions regime for 1 year

Yesterday (29 August), the UN Security Council renewed its Mali sanctions (travel ban and asset freeze) until 31 August 2020 by adopting Resolution 2484 (2019). The first Mali sanctions were imposed in December 2018 (see post) and July 2019 (see post); a total of 8 individuals are now listed.  The mandate of the panel of experts overseeing the sanctions regime …


US issues new Mali Executive Order

President Donald Trump has issued an Executive Order to authorise OFAC, in consultation with the Department of State, to impose sanctions (asset freeze and travel ban) on Malian individuals and entities determined to be “responsible for or complicit in”: Actions or policies that threaten the peace, security or stability of Mali; Actions or policies that undermine democratic processes or institutions …


UNSC adds 5 individuals to Mali sanctions list

The United Nations Security Council have imposed a travel ban on 5 individuals pursuant to Resolution 2374 (2017), stating that the individuals have “not implemented or started” provisions in the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali which refer to the cessation of hostilities and observation of a ceasefire. The individuals: Ahmed Albachar; Houka Al Housseini; Mahri Sidi Amar Ben …


EU implements first UN-Mali listings

Last month, the UN Security Council added 3 individuals to its Mali sanctions list: Ahmoudou Ag Asriw, Mahamadou Ag Rhissa, and Mohamed Ousmane Ag Mohamedoune (travel bans only). They were the first designations to be made under the UN’s Mali sanctions (see previous blog). Today (10 January), the EU implemented these listings to its Mali sanctions list, see Council Implementing...

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Current Sanctions


Parent Regulation

Council Regulation (EU) 2017/1770

Parent Decision

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/1775

Amended by:

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2019/29

Council Implementing Decision 2019/1216

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/8

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2020/9

The Republic of Mali (European Union Financial Sanctions) Regulations 2017 (SI 2017/972)