New Children at Village Sakina


Dear friends   As you all know Mali is going through a difficult period. Yet despite the struggles, life must continue, and Sakina Children's Village needs to continue.   I visited Mali in November 2012, and saw for myself the great work Sakina is doing to provide a normal life to ...

Mali Crisis


I am truly saddened to hear about the developing crisis in Mali.   Although opinion on the merits of the foreign intervention is divided, I fear that it may not solve the problem and result in the death of many innocent civilians. Only time will tell if the right decision was taken. In the en...

Frédéric Kanouté Statement on Palestine


I received the statement on Palestine from friends, asking if I am willing to sign - I, along with many other footballers, agreed to sign it as a gesture of solidarity with an occupied people. Thank you all for the thousands of messages of support you sent. Unfortunately, there are some emails an...



We, as European football players, express our solidarity with the people of Gaza who are living under siege and denied basic human dignity and freedom. The latest Israeli bombardment of Gaza, resulting in the death of over a hundred civilians, was yet another stain on the world's conscience. ...

"Tube Well" for Sakina by The Well Foundation


A special thanks to The Well Foundation for this gift of clean drinking water facility for Sakina Children's Village (Mali).

Picture shows the manual hand pump on top of the deep borehole.

My father's passing


It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my father, Sara Kanouté. May God grant him heaven. 
Indeed to God we belong, and to Him we return.

Speech at Village Sakina Inauguration (Bamako, Mali)


بسم لله الرحمن الرحيم Your Excellency Amadou Toumani TOURE, President of the Republic [Mali], Ministers, Ambassadors, Governor of Koulikoro, Assembly Members of the Koulikoro Region, Village Chiefs, Imams, valued partners; Trustees of the Malian Association for Education and Development (AMED), t...

Luis Fabiano


All the best to my ex team mate and excellent striker Luis Fabiano for the rest of his career!

Congratulations to the people of Egypt


Congratulations to the people of Egypt (and Tunis) who took control of their own destiny!

I wish you all the best in this new era.

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