Leader: President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita
Population: 16.2 million (442,000 Christians)
Main Religion: Islam
Persecution Level: Sparse
Source of persecution: Islamic extremism
After the French military intervention in January 2013, the threat of radical Islamic groups has been averted, at least temporarily, but in the north, there is still no normal church life possible. Presence and infrastructure of Christianity have been largely destroyed and the Christians who fled are afraid to return. Those who do return, find their properties are occupied by Muslims. Even though most Malian Christians live in the southern part of the country, they feel threatened by the radical Islamic groups in the north.