|The ESMT building in Senegal. (From ESMT website)|
A ham station operating on HF and VHF has been set up at an international telecommunications institute in Dakar, Senegal, and a training module on amateur radio has been added to the programs offered there. According to Southgate News, the station, sponsored by IARU Region 1's "Support to the Amateur Radio Service" or STARS program, opened recently at Ecole Supérieure Multinationale des Télécommunication, or EMST, which has been designated as the first ITU Centre of Excellence. The facility is used to train future telecom engineers and regulators from 14 African countries.