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West Africa News

West Africa or Western Africa is the westernmost region of the African continent.  Countries included in the West Africa Region are Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote Dlvoire, Gambia, Ghana Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Saint Helena, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo. Real GDP growth in the countries of West Africa was 5.4 per cent in 2008, as it was in 2007, and is projected to slow by more than one percentage point to 4.2 per cent in 2009, before strengthening to 4.6 per cent in 2010. While West Africa possesses a rich natural resource base, weak institutions, poor management, and some of the world's highest levels of corruption consistently undermine efforts to put its resources



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