Photos [downloadable for reports]
Maps & Flag [downloadable for reports]
The Land
  • Mali Maps (Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas Libraries)
    View maps that highlight political boundaries, land usage, and cities in Mali.
  • The World Factbook: Mali (CIA World Factbook)
    Learn about Mali and investigate up-to-date population figures and other statistics.
  • World Weather: Bamako, Mali, Africa (World News Network)
    Check current weather conditions in Bamako, the capital city of Mali.
History and Government
  • Background: Mali Government (NC Buy)
    This website provides in-depth information on the Malian government. Also included are links to information on Mali’s armed forces and economy.
  • History (Infoplease)
    Investigate the history of Mali, beginning with early history and colonization.
  • Journey with CARE to Mali (CARE)
    Take a photo-illustrated virtual field trip of Mali, and learn about its history and traditions.
  • Malian Government (
    Read fast facts highlighting Malian government information, including the branches of government and political parties.
  • Mali Empire (Wikipedia)
    Learn about the powerful Mali Empire of the thirteenth through sixteenth centuries.
  • Timbuktu, Mali (The History Channel)
    Further your knowledge about the ancient city of Timbuktu by exploring links about its major historical time periods. Links also have colorful pictures.
  • Timeline: Mali (BBC News)
    Investigate Mali’s past by looking at a timeline of events beginning in the eleventh century.
  • Wonders: Empires of Mali and Ghana (
    Read about two great empires of ancient Africa that encompassed present-day Mali as well as parts of Senegal and Mauritania.
The People
  • Africa>Mali>People statistics (
    Visit this site to find population statistics for Mali.
  • Mali (Amnesty International)
    The Amnesty International Library divides its links into three categories: news, reports, and urgent actions.
  • People of Mali (Mali Images and Sights)
    View daily life photos of the Malian people.
Cultural Life
The Economy
  • Canada and Sub-Saharan Africa (Government of Canada)
    Learn more about Mali’s political and economic situation from the website of Canada’s embassy in Bamako.
  • Banknotes of Mali (
    Follow the history of Mali’s currency through links to images of banknotes from 1960 to modern times.
  • The Full Universal Currency Converter (
    Convert Mali francs into other world currencies.
  • Mali (New York Times)
    Find current up-to-date news on the New York Times Mali Web page.
For More Information
  • Background Note: Mali (U.S. Department of State)
    Learn about Mali by exploring the U.S. Department of State’s country profile.
  • Mali (
    View quick facts about Mali’s population demographics and its economy.
  • World Guide: Mali (Lonely Planet)
    Lonely Planet provides information about Mali, including background information about the country and places to see.
Teacher Resources
  • Sundiata, Mali’s Lion King (ArtsEdge, The Kennedy Center)
    Students learn about this heroic Malian king from the thirteenth century and the role of storytelling and dance in the culture of Mali. Then they make masks, stage a traditional festival dance or pantomime to commemorate Sundiata, and discuss the results.
    (Grades 5–8)
  • Wonders of the World (
    Students brainstorm what qualifies as a “wonder of the world” and study a geographic area of the world or a historical time period, such as the early African kingdoms of Ghana and Mali to identify possible cultural wonders. (Grades 6-12)
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