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Africa Initiative

Benjamin Akande is an assistant vice chancellor for International Affairs-Africa and also the associate director of Wash U's Global Health Center.
Evie Hemphill | St. Louis Public Radio

A little over a year ago, Benjamin Akande was tasked with a big job: strengthening and expanding Washington University’s efforts in Africa. He was appointed as director of the Africa Initiative, which aims to strategically enhance a wide range of institutional activities connected to the African continent.

On Tuesday’s St. Louis on the Air, Akande joined guest host Ruth Ezell for an update on the initiative as well as conversation about other topics.