The Ghana Empire (for which Ghana is named), the Mali Empire (for which Mali is named), and the Songhai Empire were once part of three West African empires that controlled trans-Saharan trade. The Mali Empire spanned an area roughly twice the size of modern-day France and stretched all the way to Africa’s west coast at its apex in 1300. During the Scramble for Africa in the late 1800s, France acquired control of Mali and annexed it to French Sudan. In 1959, French Sudan (then known as the Sudanese Republic) merged with Senegal to form the Mali Federation, which gained independence in 1960.

Following Senegal’s resignation from the federation, the Sudanese Republic declared independence as the Republic of Mali shortly after. A coup in 1991 resulted in the creation of a new constitution and the foundation of Mali as a democratic, multi-party state after a lengthy period of one-party control.

Mali’s population is made up of people from several sub-Saharan ethnic groupings. With 36.5 percent of the population, the Bambara are by far the most populous ethnic group.

Slave descendants account for an estimated 800,000 persons in Mali. [Slavery has existed in Mali for generations.]

Slavery was practiced by the Arabic population until it was banned by French authorities in the mid-century. There are still some generational slavery linkages, and some estimates say that 200,000 Malians are still slaves today.

The Arma people (1 percent of Mali’s population) are mixed European/African descendants of Muslims of Spanish descent, as well as some French, Irish, Italian, and Portuguese ancestors.


President: Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta

Language: French

Currency:  West African CFA franc

Main Sport: Football


Population: 20,933,369

Land Area: 480,000 sq. mi.

Unemployment Rate: 7.5 %

Population Under Poverty Line: 42.1 %


Muslim: 90%

Christian: 5%

African Religion: 5%



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These leaders with experience join us to receive supervision for their ministry or initiative from a Ministry Coordinator. They can raise support through us, and their financial accounts are accessed ten (10) percent administrative fee.

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We believe that a visible church is a company of believers in Jesus Christ, buried with Him in baptism and associated for worship, work and fellowship.

We believe that to these visible churches were committed for observance “until He comes,” the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper; and that God has laid upon these churches the task of persuading a lost world to accept Jesus Christ as Savior and to enthrone Him as Lord and Master. We believe that righteous living, good works and proper social concern are essential products of the gospel.

We believe, therefore, that those who accept Christ as their Lord and Savior will rejoice forever in God’s presence and those who refuse to accept Christ as Lord and Savior will be forever separated from God.
We believe in His bodily resurrection, His ascension into heaven, His high priestly intercession for His people and His personal, visible return to the world according to His promise.