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African Studies and African Country Resources @ Pitt: West African Countries

This guide provides selected high-quality resources on the global, political, economic, social and cultural aspects of the continent of Africa and its countries. It features individual country pages as well as sources searchable by topic or country.

West Africa

The West Africa UN subregion includes the following countries:Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte D'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Saint Helena, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo . The region has a long history of post-colonial civil wars that have created an obstacle to economic development. In recent years peace has widely been achieved with the signing of treaties.

Other significant sources' country subdivsions include those arranged by the African Development Bank Group and the African Union.

Resources:

RSS Feed - Benin

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RSS Feed - Burkina Faso

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RSS Feed - Gambia

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RSS Feed - Ghinea-Bissau

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RSS Feed - Mauritania

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RSS Feed - Senegal

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United Nations Subregions of Africa

Other country subdivsions include those arranged by the African Development Bank Group and the African Union.

RSS Feed -- West Africa

News on the West Africa region from All Africa

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RSS Feed - Cape Verde

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RSS Feed - Ghana

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RSS Feed - Liberia

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RSS Feed - Niger

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RSS Feed - Sierra Leone

Swit Salone: Multimedia site for articles on Sierra Leone news and culture. Created and maintained  by journalists of Sierra Leone.

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African Country Research

Africa is the world's second largest continent in area.  The countries differ immensely geographically, politically, socially, economically, and culturally.

The UN Statistics Division has subdivided the African continent into five regions, Northern Africa, Central or Middle Africa , Southern Africa, East Africa, and Western Africa. These subdivisions include the following countries: 

The African Development Bank Group , the African Union and AllAfrica (an African based news aggregrate service) use slightly different Subdivsions. 

This guide includes general resources focused by subject matter and country resources of external web links.  Individual country pages include links to history and culture related websites, as well as news resources and official government websites. 

Click on the country's link above to access the individual country pages.

RSS Feed - Côte D'Ivoire

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RSS Feed - Guinea

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RSS Feed - Mali

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RSS Feed - Togo

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