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The development of Indigenous industries
The development of local export trade
The discovery of West African Coast by the Europeans
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19th century achieve activities administration African Currency Board agriculture became British West Africa capital carried census Central Bank centres Co-operative coastal areas cocoa colonial government companies countries of West Dahomey early economic development economic history effect efforts established Europe European example exchange export crops factors farmers Federation foreign formed France French West Africa Gambia Ghana Gold Coast groundnut growth Guinea hinterland history of West Ibadan important improve increase independence indigenous industries interest interior internal Ivory Coast Kano labour Lagos land later mainly major Marketing Board ment million Niger Northern oil palm organization palm oil particularly perhaps period plantations political population ports Portuguese problems produce projects railway region result roads route Senegal Sierra Leone slave trade societies started Sudan Timbuctu tion tons trade unionism trans-Saharan trans-Saharan trade transport various countries West African Currency West African territories west coast workers