Following an invitation for the Army to establish a presence in Mali, registration was given on 29 November 2007. Work began under local leadership with oversight from Nigeria. In February 2008 officers were appointed. Mali was officially declared a separate region on 1 April 2010. Unofficial work in Burkina Faso has been ongoing since 2012, with it being officially opened on 12 June 2018.


The region intensified its evangelism campaign in 2018, resulting in 177 people making decision for Christ, in addition to new senior and juniors being enrolled and five new outposts opened.

In July 2018, food parcels were distributed to disabled children and leprosy-affected people.

The regional Women's Ministries Bible camp in August, attended by more than 100 delegates, was themed "Mobilised to serve God and my neighbour". In the same month a Bible camp for youth took place in Bamako, where 77 young people gathered under the theme "Youth, stand up and build".

In January 2019, four literacy centres opened in Mali, where 108 men and women enrolled in the first year. In Burkina Faso, 50 women completed vocational training in skills such as traditional weaving and soap making, each woman receiving some business starter equipment.

In April, a three-day Easter congress themed "Meaning of the Cross", was held in Burkina Faso with more than 200 Salvationists and friends in attendance.

More than 260 people participated in various seminars and workshops throughout the region, including learning pathways, life education for girls, prayers marriage, the roles and responsibilities of local officers and strategies for community development.



Regional Leaders

Major Herve Ahouyanganga - Regional Commander (1 August 2019)

Major Naty Ahouyanganga - Regional President for Women's Ministries

Captain André Togo - Regional Secretary (1 July 2020)

Captain Nana Togo - Regional Secretary for Women's Ministries


Regional Headquarters

Rue 360 Face Real de Bamako,


ACI 2000 Bamako,


Postal address

Armée du Salut Quartier Général,

BP E 5249,





Officers - 16               Envoys - 9

Cadets - 3                  Employees - 3

Corps - 7                 Outposts - 10

Senior Soldiers - 483    Adherents - 55   Junior Soldiers - 217


Country included in the region: Mali and Burkina Faso

Language in which the gospel is preached: Bambara and French