By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

Sanctions Profile: Mali

At a glance

UN sanctions on Mali ended on 31 August 2023.

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

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UN Mali sanctions ends after Russia veto

On 30 August 2023, the UN Security Council voted on the extension of its Mali sanctions regime.  13 members of the UN Security Council voted in favour of the extension, China abstained, and Russia exercised its veto power to block the extension (meeting coverage). Therefore, the travel ban and asset freeze affecting 8 Malian individuals has ended, and the mandate …


OFAC amends Mali sanctions regulations

OFAC today amended and replaced the Mali Sanctions Regulations to provide a more comprehensive set of regulations, including additional interpretive and definitional guidance, general licenses, and other regulatory provisions (notice).


UK amends Russia, CAR and Mali listings

Last week, the UK amended the: Russia listings: the statement of reasons for listing for Andrey Vladimirovich Sharonov and Eugene Tenenbaum (notice); CAR listings: the name of Alexander Alexandrovich Ivanov and DOB of Vitalii Viktorovitch Perfilev (notice); and Mali listing: the DOB of Ivan Aleksandrovitch Maslov (notice).

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OFAC sanctions Malian officials connected with Wagner Group

Yesterday OFAC designated 3 Malian transition government and military officials for allegedly facilitating the expansion of Wagner Group activities in Mali (press release, press release, notice): Colonel Sadio Camara, Mali’s Minister of Defence; Colonel Alou Boi Diarra, Mali’s Chief of Staff of the Air Force; and Lieutenant Colonel Adama Bagayoko, Mali’s Deputy Chief of Staff of the Air Force.


UK sanctions Wagner Group leaders and entities

Today the UK designated 13 individuals and entities linked to the Wagner Group across three sanctions regimes in Africa: Mali, CAR, and Sudan (press release, notice, notice, notice): Mali: Ivan Aleksandrovitch Maslov, head of the Wagner Group in Mali. CAR: Vitalii Viktorovitch Perfilev and Konstantin Aleksandrovitch Pikalov leader and operational head (respectively) of the Wagner Group in CAR; Alexander Alexandrovich …

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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 Regulation (EU) 2021/2201

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/156

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/428


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

Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/2208

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/157

Council Decision (CFSP) 2023/431

The Mali (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, (SI 2020/705)

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