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Mali: Home to Africa’s First Solar Plant

Last week, France 24 published that Mali is set to develop Africa’s very first solar power plant near the south-western city of Segou. Mali signed an agreement with Norwegian renewable energy specialist team, Scatec Solar, to build the $58 million plant that is expected to “produce enough electricity each year to power 60,000 typical family […]

July 18, 2015 in Uncategorized by

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Macky Tall teaches Timbuktu at Mary Munford Elementary School

March 12, 2015: As part of our ongoing TEACHING TIMBUKTU project, one of our Mali teachers Macky TALL was active once again with Third Grade students studying the Empire of Mali for the Virginia SOL. …. The students of Miss Katz’s class in Mary Munford School  were very knowledgeable already. Macky TALL, our domestic White West […]

April 7, 2015 in Uncategorized by

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Hurra! Mali is free of EBOLA !!!!

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MALI – Jan. 19, 2015: The Minister of Health, Mr Ousmane Koné, has announced that there are no further cases of Ebola in Mali. Seven were discovered, of whom 5 died and 2 were cured. We CONGRATULATE the Malian health authorities and especially Dr SAMBA SOW, on this triumph of public health management. LIBERIA – Mar. […]

March 11, 2015 in Uncategorized by

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RIP: Dr. Joseph Windham


It is with a very heavy heart that I must tell you that our colleague and my dear friend, Dr. Joseph Windham, passed away on December 7, 2014, while in hospice care. We had a memorial service on campus with friends, students and faculty at the Alexandria campus. When one of the students spoke up […]

February 3, 2015 in Uncategorized by

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August 2: SCI Annual Award Winners include Richmond

Announced in June, SCI international held the awards ceremony on Saturday, August 2, 2014 during their annual conference. WASHINGTON, DC – Richmond Sister Cities Commission has won Sister Cities International’s 2014 Innovation Award (Humanitarian Assistance) for a city with a population between 100,001 and 500,000. The 2014 Sister Cities International Innovation Award (Humanitarian Assistance) recognizes the […]

August 9, 2014 in Uncategorized by

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Women, War & Peace Wins Award!

Dear Supporters of the Women, War and Peace in Africa Conference, We are very pleased to share the news that the Women, War & Peace in Africa Conference last September has won an award from Sister Cities International as a project that promotes humanitarian efforts. The award will be given out at the annual meeting […]

June 4, 2014 in Uncategorized by

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Going to see Fatoumata DIAWARA and Bassekou KOUYATE & Ngoni Ba!!

A Night of Mali Music at the University of Richmond’s Camp Concert Hall in the Booker Hall of Music  Parking and box office at the Modlin Center for the Arts For directions via GPS, use these coordinates: 7.573550,-77.54270

February 15, 2014 in Uncategorized by

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2 Nights of Mali Music!

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FEB 15: NIGHT OF MALI MUSIC with Fatoumata Diawara and Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba Click here for Details and Ticket information      FEB 20: FROM AFRICA TO APPALACHIA An evening with CHEICK HAMALA DIABATE, SAMMY SHELOR, DANNY KNICELY and FRIENDS Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 7:30 – 10:00 pm at the Jefferson School […]

February 13, 2014 in Uncategorized by

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Films on Women, War and Peace

… are key portion of the Women, War & Peace Conference 2013. The conference title is inspired by the 2011 PBS series of films on Women, War and Peace, in particular the documentary film on the women’s peace initiative in Liberia, entitled Pray the Devil Back to Hell. It is the story of Nobel Prize winners Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (current […]

August 11, 2013 in Uncategorized by

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IndieGoGo Campaign Launched

VFOM is raising funds on IndieGoGo to bring Mali’s highest profile peacemakers, Ibrahim ag Youssouf and Zakiyatou walet Halatine, to take a leading role as honored speakers in the Women, War & Peace in Africa Conference on the Virginia Commonwealth University campus in Richmond, VA next Sept. 20-21.  But we need your help. We need to raise $5,000 to help […]

July 28, 2013 in Uncategorized by

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Virginia Friends of Mali is working to create and promote educational and cultural pathways to understanding and cooperation between the peoples of the African nation of Mali and the state of Virginia, USA.
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