In Africa, hope

Africa is a vibrant, diverse continent that defies simple stereotypes. It is made up of 54 nations with over 3,000 ethnic groups that speak more than 2,000 languages. A land of contrasts, Africa contains a growing middle class but also extreme poverty, urban financial centers and rural herding communities, emerging democracies and authoritarian regimes.

Africans have made great strides fighting the legacy of colonialism while contending with the ongoing plunder of their natural resources and geopolitical battles for influence on the continent.

Different perspectives, varying expertise and a range of experiences come together to explore, discover and impact the community and world around us.

Explore more about WashU’s impact in Africa.