West Africa


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West Africa

A region of western Africa between the Sahara Desert and the Gulf of Guinea. In the 1950s and 1960s most of the countries in this area achieved independence from colonial powers.

West African adj. & n.
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Noun1.West Africa - an area of western Africa between the Sahara Desert and the Gulf of Guinea
British West Africa - the former British territories of western Africa, including Nigeria, Cameroon, Gambia, Togo, Sierra Leone, and the Gold Coast
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
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In Julian's present state of health the climate of West Africa would in all probability kill him in three months' time.
And so the Colonial Office appointed John Clayton to a new post in British West Africa, but his confidential instructions centered on a thorough investigation of the unfair treatment of black British subjects by the officers of a friendly European power.
He had shot big game in Siam, pearled in the Paumotus, visited Tolstoy, seen the Passion Play, and crossed the Andes on mule-back; while he was a living directory of the fever holes of West Africa.
Smith's offer of numerous specimens from the same nest of the driver ant (Anomma) of West Africa.
Unless we get firm in West Africa, Ger--untold complications may follow.
This independent and neutral TV platform in Nigeria will be the country's first free-to-air (FTA) DTH digital TV platform and provide the opportunity for broadcasters to reach millions of satellite homes in West Africa which are pointing their dishes to 28.
The consolidated UBA is the largest financial services institution in West Africa, with a balance sheet size in excess of 600 billion naira and more than five million customer accounts.
The Forum will take place in Dubai on 9 September 2014 and will highlight exceptional investment opportunities in West Africa, the continent's fastest growing region.
EU Trade Commissioner De Gucht added: "We are building a privileged economic partnership with West Africa that will be a foundation of long-term growth and future prosperity in a region that is so close to Europe.
The goal of this conference is to find practical measures that will help the poorest people in the world - the artisanal diggers of West Africa.
Kosmos is led by a seasoned management and technical team with extensive international and West Africa experience, and a proven record of finding and developing significant oil reserves.
This contract comes on the back of several recent contract wins in West Africa and further strengthens Topaz's $1.

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