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Business in Mali, Bamako

Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Mali - Bamako

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Mali (West Africa)
    1. Bamako, Gao, Kayes, Kidal, Koulikoro, Mopti, Ségou, Sikasso, and Timbuktu
    2. Ahmadou Hampaté Bá (Malian Historian): “In Africa, when an old man dies; it is a library burning
  2. Malian Economy
  3. International Trade (Import, Export) of Mali
  4. Business and Investment Opportunities in Mali:
    1. Agribusiness
    2. Livestock
    3. Malian Mining sector
    4. Renewable Energy
    5. Tourism
  5. Case Study: Desert Gold Ventures (Canada) in Mali
  6. Investment Promotion Agency of Mali
  7. Access to the Malian Market
  8. Business Plan for Mali
Logistics in Mali
  1. Trans-African Corridors
    1. Trans-Sahelian Highway
    2. Algiers-Mali-Lagos Corridor
  2. Nearest Ports
    1. Port of Dakar (Senegal)
    2. Port of Abidjan (Ivory Coast)
    3. Port of Cotonou (Benin)
    4. Port of Lomé (Togo)

The objectives of the subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Republic of Mali” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Malian Economy and Foreign Trade (Import, Export, FDI)
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Republic of Mali
  3. To explore the Malian trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know the Malian Trade Agreements
  5. To develop a business plan for the Malian Market

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The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Mali” belongs to the following Online Higher Educational Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Doctorates: African Business, Islamic Business, World Trade
  2. Diploma: Business in West Africa
  3. Masters: Business in Africa, International Business, Muslims Markets

Students, Online Master in International Business

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorates in International Business in English or Study, Master in International Business in French Mali Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Mali Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Mali

  1. Credits of the subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Mali”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

Area of Knowledge: Africa

Description: Foreign Trade and Business in Mali

Mali: The third gold producer in Africa.

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS): Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo

Niger Basin Authority (Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Chad, Guinea, Mali)

“In Africa, when an old man dies; it is a library burning” Amadou Hampaté Bá

Ahmadou Hampaté Bá, Ethnologist (Mali) In Africa, when an old man dies, a library disappears

The Republic of Mali

The Republic of Mali (landlocked country) is the largest country in West Africa after Niger.

  1. Mali shares borders with Mauritania, Algeria, Niger, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Guinea-Conakry, and Senegal
  2. Malian Population: 18 million people (50% women)
    1. Bambara
    2. Bobo
    3. Mandinka
    4. Bozo
    5. Dogon
    6. Senufo
    7. Soninke
    8. Songhai
    9. Fula
  3. Malian Area: 1,241,238 square kilometres
  4. Bamako is the capital of the Republic of Mali (1.8 million people)
  5. The largest Malian cities are Bamako, Gao, Kayes, Kidal, Koulikoro, Mopti, Ségou, Sikasso, and Timbuktu
  6. Official language of Mali: French
    1. 50% of Malian speak Bambara
  7. Independence of Mali: 1960 (France)

More information about Mali (EENI African Portal).

We Trust in Africa (EENI African Portal)

Main religions in Mali:

  1. Islam (94% of the Malian population)
  2. African Traditional Religions

Mali belongs to the West African Economic Area (African Civilisation).

G5 Sahel- Fight against terrorism

Malian Economy:

  1. The main Malian economic activity are agriculture and livestock (44% of Malian GDP; 80% of the working population)
  2. Malian GDP growth: 5%. Recession in 2012
  3. Inflation in Mali: 2.1%
  4. Mali is the third largest gold producer in Africa (75% of the total exports)
  5. Malian Cotton: 15% of the total exports
  6. Strong liberalisation policy
  7. Political instability risks in North of Mali: Tuareg rebels (National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad) and Islamist armed groups
  8. Malian currency: CFA Franc
  9. Bamako (Mali) - Dakar (Senegal) Rail transport: 1,248 km

Alphadi, “The Prince of the Desert.” Child of Tuareg, Seidnaly Sidhamed alias ALPHADI was born in 1957 in Timbuktu (Mali), they parents were traders. In Niger; he lives surrounded by his eight brothers and sisters. Very early; he enjoys disguise her sisters and mother and spends hours in front of Hindus films to observe the make-up of the actresses. It is already very sensitive to anything that might improve the female beauty. However, in a Muslim country, fashion is a sector banned to boys. Alphadi flies to success. There is not a corner in the World where he had to organise a parade: Niamey, Abidjan, Paris, Brussels, New York, Washington, Quebec, and Tokyo.

Common Market (West African Economic and Monetary Union)

Master: Organisation for the Development of the Senegal River

West African Economic and Monetary Union WAEMU: Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo

Trans-Sahelian Highway: Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, and Chad (Road Transport Course Master)

Algiers-Lagos Corridor - Trans-Saharan Highway: Algeria, Niger, Nigeria, Mali, and Tunisia (Road Transport Course)

Trade Preferential System (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation)

United States-West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) Free Trade Agreement (FTA)



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