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Business in Mali, Bamako, Mining, Gold



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Syllabus of the Subject

Mali: third African gold producer. Malian Economy and Foreign Trade


  1. Introduction to the Republic of Mali (West Africa)
    1. Ahmadou Hampaté Bá (Malian Historian): “In Africa, when an old man dies; it is a library burning”
  2. Malian Economy
  3. International Trade 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


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

  1. To analyze the Malian Economy and Global Trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in 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

Students, Doctorate, Master in International Business, Foreign Trade


The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Mali” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Doctorate in African Business, Islamic Business, World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Business in West Africa.

Foreign Trade and Business in West Africa

Master in Business in Africa, International Business.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English or Study Doctorate in International Business in French Mali Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Mali Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Mali.

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

Area of Knowledge: Africa.

We Trust in Africa (Affordable Higher Education for Africans)

Mali: The third gold producer in Africa.

Transport and Logistics in Africa. Corridors, ports


African Economic Integration


Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement


  1. WTO
    1. GATS
    2. Agreement on Sanitary Measures
    3. Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade
    4. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection
    5. Agreement on Safeguards
    6. Trade Facilitation Agreement
  2. WCO
    1. Kyoto Convention
  3. BIC
  4. Chicago Convention (ICAO)
  5. IMO
    1. Convention for Safe Containers
    2. Istanbul Convention
  6. Rotterdam Rules
  7. Customs Convention on Containers - not a member

African Institutions (AU, AFDB, AUDA-NEPAD, UNECA)


  1. Economic Commission for Africa
  2. African Union
    1. AU Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption
    2. AUDA-NEPAD
    3. Africa Agriculture Development Programme
  3. African Development Bank
  4. Africa-Asia Partnership
  5. Africa-Korea Partnership
  6. Africa-BRICS
  7. Africa-Turkey Partnership

Islamic Organizations. Arab League

  1. Afro-Arab Cooperation
  2. BADEA
  3. Islamic Development Bank
  4. OIC

Globalization and International Organizations

  1. UN
  2. WB
  3. WTO
  4. IMF

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


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, and Senegal
  2. Malian Population: 18 million people (50% women)
  3. Malian Area: 1,241,238 km²
  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 Business Portal).

Main religions in Mali:

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

Islam and Global Business. Islamic Economic Areas

Mali belongs to the West African Economic Area.

G5 Sahel- Fight against terrorism

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting)


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 liberalization 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

Global Trade and Business in Mali
Foreign trade and Doing Business in Mali

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 organize a parade: Niamey, Abidjan, Paris, Brussels, New York, Washington, Quebec, and Tokyo.

Trans-Sahelian Highway: Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, and Chad



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