Sanctions Profile: Mali

At a glance

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

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UN Panel of Experts reports Mali travel ban violations

The UN Security Council 2374 Committee concerning Mali have expressed concern following findings of travel ban violations in the Panel of Expert’s Midterm report. The report suggests that 4 Malian designated individuals violated travel bans, imposed under resolution 2374 (2017), by travelling to member states including Niger, the Côte d’Ivoire, the UAE, Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia in September and October …


New US Mali sanctions regulations

OFAC has issued the Mali Sanctions Regulations 31 C.F.R. Part 555, which implement Executive Order (E.O.) 13382 of 26 July 2019. The E.O. authorised asset freezes and travel bans against those responsible for or complicit in activities that threaten the peace, security or stability in Mali, following (amongst other things) repeated violations of ceasefire agreements and the expansion of terrorist …


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 …


Current Sanctions



Council Regulation (EU) 2017/1770

Parent Regulation

Council Regulation (EU) 2017/1770

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/8

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/116


Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/1775

Parent Decision

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/1775

Amended by:

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2019/29

Council Implementing Decision 2019/1216

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2020/9

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2020/118

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