Wikistrat Expert Amb. Al Maamoun Keita

Amb. Al Maamoun Keita

Advisor at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bamako, Mali

Ambassador Al Maamoun Keita is a career diplomat concerned about Africa's policies, particularly democratic governance, conflicts and security challenges, and sustainable development in Mali and the Sahel region. Al Maamoun Keita was the Mali Ambassador in Washington, D.C (2012-2014), Secretary General for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2008-2011), and Senior Political Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (1999-2001). He holds the Knight of Mali National Order Award.

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Biography

Ambassador Al Maamoun Keita is a career diplomat concerned about Africa’s policies, particularly democratic governance, conflicts and security challenges, and sustainable development in Mali and the Sahel region. Keita served as Mali’s ambassador to Washington (2012-2014), secretary general for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2008-2011), and senior political advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (1999-2001). He later served as ambassador to Ethiopia. Subsequently, he was the permanent representative to the African Union, the U.N. Economic Commission for Africa and the U.N. Environmental Program, from January 2001 to December 2007. He previously worked as Director for Political Affairs (1996-1999), and First Counselor, DCM, at the Malian Embassy in Egypt (1989-1995). Keita began his diplomatic career at the Political Division-MOFA, in 1979, focusing on OIC and Middle East policy.

Keita received a BA in political science and international relations from Cairo University (1978). He also holds various certificates and diplomas from the U.S. Department of Defense, the State Department, as well as the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Camberley, London, U.K., on peacekeeping operations, conflict prevention and resolution. He has a certificate from the military exercise “Blue Zambezi”, March 1997. He has lectured extensively in the U.S. (2012-2014), and authored many publications on Africa. Keita holds the Knight of Mali National Order Award.

Wikistrat Analytic Community
Amb. Al Maamoun Keita is a Senior Analyst in Wikistrat’s Analytic Community

Academic Qualifications:
B.A. in Political Science, Cairo University

Areas of Expertise:
Diplomacy
Geopolitics
International Security Counterterrorism
African Conflicts Resolution and Peacebuilding
Political Risk Analysis
Intelligence Analysis
Civil-military Relations

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/maamoun_al

LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/keita-al-maamoun-31b33251

Contact:
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