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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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It will also operate flights to Western Africa from Guinea Conakry.
Across western Africa, people in rural communities are taking the future into their own hands with local initiatives to fight climate change and pollution, and improve public health and education.
Mueller said the customs office regularly confiscates packages containing snake heads arriving from Western Africa.
The purpose of this assignment is for a fisheries monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) expert to provide long-term technical assistance and support to the Fisheries Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC) in the implementation of the project Improved regional fisheries governance in western Africa (Pescao).
The arrangement is geographical, with sections covering northern Africa, western Africa, eastern Africa, and eastern central and southern Africa.
The visit of Zarif to western Africa is organized following the invitation of his counterparts in these countries.
Royal pythons are native to central, eastern and western Africa.
ITC Global has been awarded a multimillion dollar contract to provide remote offshore communications to two floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels in Western Africa, the company said.
Summary: With Abraaj's support, the company plans to build manufacturing plants in Western Africa to facilitate its growth
The agreement covers distribution of INKAS[R] security products and services in Western Africa - specifically, Nigeria and Ghana.
The man, who has a history of travel to western Africa, became unwell in North Wales and was rushed to Liverpool.
BRITAIN can be proud of the contribution it is making to the fight against the Ebola epidemic affecting parts of western Africa.

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