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- In Mali three ISPs have created wireless connections between themselves to route local traffic locally and the University in Bamako is talking of becoming part of this nascent internet exchange.

- The APC’s “Community Wireless Connectivity” project is looking to connect communities who don’t yet have internet access in Africa by skilling them to build their own wireless networks. The project covers the development of training materials and workshops that will be localised for different environmental, regulatory, language and climatic conditions. With four regional workshops in Africa in 2005, we’ll be training up to 100 possible future trainers and producing materials in English, French and Arabic. Plans are also afoot in Latin America and Asia-Pacific.