West Africa

Westernmost region of the African continent

West Africa is the westernmost region of Africa. The United Nations defines Western Africa as the 16 countries of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo, as well as the United Kingdom Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. The population of West Africa is estimated at about 381 million people as of 2018, and at 381,981,000 as of 2017, of which 189,672,000 are female and 192,309,000 male.

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Shares Around 20 Malian soldiers were killed on Monday in an apparent jihadist attack, officials said, in the latest bout of violence to hit the war-torn West..
2 days ago • WorldNews

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Four soldiers in West Africa have tested positive for coronavirus, French army said on Thursday.
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A three-month β€œstate of emergency” has been declared by President Faure Gnassingbe of Togo, just after the West-African nation announced that it has recorded..
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The unpaved road leading to Sierra Leone's Outamba-Kilimi national park was busy last month with men loading rosewood logs into trucks for export to China, an..
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