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. Women would have loved him, and would have told him so in the overt and fervid manner usual in affairs of the heart in the shadowy depths of the forest of the Gold Coast.
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. The reader will perhaps best appreciate the amount of difference in these workers, by my giving not the actual measurements, but a strictly accurate illustration: the difference was the same as if we were to see a set of workmen building a house of whom many were five feet four inches high, and many sixteen feet high; but we must suppose that the larger workmen had heads four instead of three times as big as those of the smaller men, and jaws nearly five times as big.
Unless we get firm in West Africa, Ger--untold complications may follow.
The Committee was made up of representatives of the GPS, Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), National Media Commission (NMC), Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), Ghana Community Radio Network (GCRN), Editors Forum-Ghana, Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA), Ghana Institute
Speaking on why feeds from FACCO West Africa are different from others, Adelayo stated that:'At FACCO West Africa, we do not compromise standards and that is what we have been renowned for in the last four decades.'
This year from the 17 to 19 September, Propak West Africa will once again take over the Landmark Centre in Lagos, Nigeria for its seventh edition.
Dignitaries from the Ministries of Finance, Foreign Affairs and Industry, Trade and Crafts along with the Head of the countrys Banking Association officially launched the African Trade Insurance Agencys (ATI) West Africa regional office.
West Africa is an established region for the mining of minerals and Oil & Gas exploration and production.
"We are eying to expand our market to other regions and we are starting with West Africa that has already expressed interest in our milk products, especially the powdered milk," he said.The West African countries that have shown interest include Liberia and Nigeria, with officials from Monrovia recently visiting the country.

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