The Economy of West Africa

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The Economy of West Africa
The economy of West Africa is a complex mix of the ravages of colonialism and the travails of post-colonial states. West Africa can generally be regarded as being comprised of the following countries: Benin; Burkina Faso; Côte d'Ivoire; Cape Verde; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Mali; Mauritania; Niger; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; and Togo. In this region the countries of Ghana and Nigeria are the dominant economic players and thus for purpose of discussion these two countries will receive extra foci.
British colonialist focused their portion of West Africa economically to suit their own needs. “Their economies were based on agricultural exports, especially cocoa beans from Ghana and...
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