India to establish a pan-African e-network to address areas of education, health- Technology News, Firstpost

As part of India’s reachout to Africa, the External Affairs Ministry on 10 September signed an agreement with the Telecommunications Consultants India Limited (TCIL) to establish a pan-African e-network between the two nations.

“This project, called the e-VidyaBharati and e-ArogyaBharati Network Project, will serve as yet another bridge — a digital bridge — between our countries, shrinking the distance between India and Africa even more,” external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said at the signing ceremony.

Sushma Swaraj. Image: AFP

She said that the Project “is a clear effort by India to reach out to Africa in the critical areas of education and health”.

“This e-network aims at providing quality tele-education and tele-medicine facility by linking select Indian Universities,…

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