Modern technology helping to keep remote communities connected

Many rural communities in AFRICA are separated by great distances from the urban centers, including the capital city of  Mali,  Bamako. Mali is the world's 24th-largest country, similar in size to South Africa. Most of the country lies in the southern Sahara, which is hot and dusty. Mali is mostly flat, rising to rolling northern plains covered by sand.

Mali Africa
Image of children in Mali by Flickr: gao mali
Communication tools such as internet blogging and affordable mobile phones are helping to strengthen the links between the residents of rural villages and the larger cities. This is especially important for many Malians who have left their communities for greater educational and economic opportunities in Bamako.
mali and modern technology
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map of Mali Africa
Mali is in dark green and Libya in light green in Africa.


  1. This is awesome to hear that it is helping people that need the help... what a great thing.

    I am sorry I have not been by sooner, I have been on a blogging break studying for an exam... I am so glad to have it over finally so now I can relax ;)

    Have a great week :)

  2. Hope you went well in your exams.
    Yes strengthening the links between the people who liv in the rural villages and the larger cities in Mali is a good news story. Wishing you a wonderful new year.


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