From the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office –
Latest update: Summary and Terrorism section – the US Embassy in Bamako has issued a warning to its citizens of the threat of terrorist attack against large gatherings, including music festivals; the Festival au Désert in Timbuktu was recently cancelled due to security concerns; festivals in other parts of the country, such as the Festival sur le Niger in Segou from 1 to 5 February, are vulnerable to attack.
from Travel Advice Summary, which can be found at: http://ift.tt/10LAdLA
If you are considering travel to Mali, please read the travel advice in full here.
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