But according to Isabel Neto's May 2004 thesis, Wireless Networks for the Developing World: The Regulation and Use of Licence-Exempt Radio Bands in Africa, "There is currently no regulatory policy on the use of this band [2.4 GHz in Mali]... Created in 2001, [le Comité de Régulation des Télécommunications, CRT] still has not become operational. USAID is prepared to provide technical and legal support, and training. It's the 'wild west' in Mali, in that anyone can use either of these bands [2.4 or 5 GHz] with no control, monitoring, or other oversight..."
Geekcorps Mali - digital radio volunteers enhance Internet access and community broadcasting (website in French and English).
"In 1991, after the Malian revolution, legal and regulatory reform led to any Malian citizen being able to apply for and obtain a licence to operate a local radio or television service. Today there are over a hundred rural community radio services throughout Mali..." ---"Briefing Paper: The enabling environment for community radio" by Steve Buckley, for an online discussion at id21 (23 January - 17 February 2006).