British West Africa


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British West Africa

The former British territories of western Africa, including Nigeria, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Gold Coast, Togoland, and Cameroons.

British West Africa

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(Placename) the former British possessions of Nigeria, The Gambia, Sierra Leone, and the Gold Coast, and the former trust territories of Togoland and Cameroons
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Noun1.British West Africa - the former British territories of western Africa, including Nigeria, Cameroon, Gambia, Togo, Sierra Leone, and the Gold Coast
district, territorial dominion, territory, dominion - a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
British Empire - a former empire consisting of Great Britain and all the territories under its control; reached its greatest extent at the end of World War I; it included the British Isles, British West Indies, Canada, British Guiana; British West Africa, British East Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand; "the sun never sets on the British Empire"
West Africa - an area of western Africa between the Sahara Desert and the Gulf of Guinea
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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.
When Casely Hayford warned of "the fever of unrest" spreading to British West Africa in 1913, he made it clear he was aware of historical and contemporary developments in Egypt, India, and South Africa.
In the first few years of the war, the RAF recruited 10,000 West Africans for ground duties in the British West Africa colonies of the Gold Coast, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and the Gambia.
Such was the make-up of the core members of the Aborigines Rights Protection Society (ARPS), the National Congress of British West Africa, later, and some members of the UGCC.
My job had been eased by this discovery and it only remained for me to tell them of our activities in Britain and in our respective countries in British West Africa as well as the need for a get-together.
The building, which faces onto The Strand though its entrance is in Water Street, was built in 1923 as the Bank of British West Africa.

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