Mali heads to the polls at the end of the month. Be aware that in the run up to the elections, the security situation could become volatile. Remain aware of your surroundings and revisit your travel risk management plan.
From the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office –
There was a coup in Mali in 2012 following armed conflict in the north. Following a French-led military intervention, democracy was restored in 2013. A peace agreement has been signed by most parties to the earlier conflict and a process of reconciliation is continuing. President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (IBK) took office in September 2013, following national elections. Presidential elections are scheduled to take place on 29 July 2018.
Protests, marches and demonstrations can occur with little prior notice. If you become aware of any nearby protests, marches or demonstrations, you should leave the area immediately, as the atmosphere can change quickly and without warning.
from Travel Advice Summary, which can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/mali
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