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date: 18 June 2019

Africa, Western  

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability
Author(s):
Sylvia Hood WASHINGTONSylvia Hood WASHINGTON

West Africa, the westernmost region of the African continent, occupies an area of approximately 5 million square kilometers. This geopolitical region includes Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, and sometimes includes the British overseas territory of the island of Saint Helena. The region, rich in minerals including gold, suffers from intensive logging and mining. ...

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