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.
He would have been filled with all noble and captivating qualities--or those regarded as such in West Africa.
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.
The increasing co-operation between North and West Africa will be also discussed, with a particular focus on the Kingdom of Morocco and its leading role as a new driver of development on the continent.
The West Africa Awards are designed to reward innovation and the ability to gain market share.
Searov, established in 2008, is an agile and cost effective ROV service provider with a strong focus on West Africa.
com for the fourth annual West Africa Awards, attracting more than 11,800 votes from across the region and banking industry.
In its " Mobile Money: Lessons for West Africa " briefing published in March 2016, the International Growth Centre, wrote : "the speed and scale of mobile money take-up in East Africa has been unprecedented and the impact considerable," however: " While mobile phone penetration is increasing in West Africa, the region has far lower levels of financial inclusion and mobile money usage than East Africa-Cross-border remittance capability is of particular importance in West Africa as it has the potential to boost regional cross-border trade.
The Grimaldi West Africa Service Direct, which also is the only direct container service from the Gulf of Mexico to West Africa, will have a fleet of six identical ships and will call Barbours Cut every 11 days, according to the company.

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