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Westernmost region of the African continent

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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, the 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 362 million people as of 2016, and at 381,981,000 as of 2017, to which 189,672,000 are female, and 192,309,000 male.


Islamic State West Africa claims killing and execution of 29 Nigerian soldiers

Islamic State's West Africa branch claimed responsibility on Wednesday for a raid in Nigeria two days earlier in which it said 20 soldiers had been killed, and released a video purporting to show the..
Reuters - Published

'Terrifying' Ebola epidemic out of control in DRC, say experts

'terrifying' ebola epidemic out of control in drc, say experts
More than 1,600 people infected in North Kivu province since outbreak began in August An Ebola epidemic in a conflict-riven region of Democratic Republic of Congo is out of control and could become as..
WorldNews - Published

Videos for West Africa

Watch: Senegal 'Salt Queen' tastes success in a man's world [Video]Watch: Senegal 'Salt Queen' tastes success in a man's world

Diouf, 35, began her venture a decade ago, investing her savings to buy her own salt flats in Fatick, one of the West African nation's biggest salt mining regions.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published

Following Africa's gold smugglers to Dubai [Video]Following Africa's gold smugglers to Dubai

Billions of dollars worth of gold is being smuggled out of the African bush every year and funneled through the UAE. A Reuters analysis shows how it's surged, and the severe security and health impacts..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:49Published

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