West Africa

West Africa, Western Africa or the West of Africa is the westernmost region of the African continent. Geopolitically, the United Nations definition of Western Africa includes the following 16 countries and an area of approximately 5 million square km:

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... HIV-2 has not been widely seen outside of Africa ... Group A spread mainly in West Africa, but also to Angola, Mozambique, Brazil, India, and very limitedly to Europe or the US ... Group B is mainly confined to West Africa ...
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West Africa - Regional Organizations - Food Crisis
... food stock are all key factors that are contributing toward Western Africa's food crisis ... Fifteen million people across Western Africa are directly affected by the food crisis and it is predicted to worsen by the end of 2012 ... This is causing an increase in the illness rate in Western Africa as many people are becoming severely malnourished ...

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