India offered to empower Africa by promoting tele- in the continent through a landmark fibre optic that seeks to bridge the digital divide between 53 countries of the African Union.< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
India will fully support and help in the promotion of in Africa, said visiting Indian Minister of State for Mohammad Ali Ashraf Fatmi. He provided a detailed map of the Indian strategy for introducing and disseminating tele-education at the session of the International on ICT for Development, – the first event for building e-learning capacities in Africa. Fatmi shared the Indian experience in the development of ICT (information and communication technology) infrastructure, of teachers to use ICT for education and with African delegates at the conference. The e-Conference, which focused on building capacities for tele-education, was attended by nearly 800 participants from 30 countries.