Area of western Africa between the Sahara Desert and the Gulf of Guinea
  • Benin - Territory in western Africa, ruled since 1990 by the République du Bénin
  • Burkina Faso - Territory in western Africa, ruled since 1960 by the Republic of Burkina Faso
  • Cape Verde - Islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of west Africa, ruled since 1975 by the República de Cabo Verde
  • Gambia, The - Territory in west Africa, ruled since 1970 by the Republic of The Gambia
  • Ghana - Territory in western Africa, ruled since 1992 by the Republic of Ghana
  • Guinea - Territory in western Africa, ruled since 1958 by the République de Guinée
  • Guinea-Bissau - Territory in western Africa, ruled since 1974 by the República da Guiné-Bissau
  • Ivory Coast - Territory in western Africa, ruled since 1960 by the République de Côte d'Ivoire
  • Liberia - Territory in western Africa, ruled since 1986 by the Republic of Liberia
  • Mali - Territory in western Africa, ruled since 1960 by the République du Mali
  • Mauritania - Territory in northwest Africa, ruled since 1960 by the al-Ǧumhūriyyah al-ʾIslāmiyyah al-Mūrītāniyyah
  • Niger - Territory in west central Africa, ruled since 1960 by the République du Niger
  • Nigeria - Territory in western Africa, ruled since 1960 by the Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Senegal - Territory in western Africa, ruled since 1960 by the République du Sénégal
  • Sierra Leone - Territory in western Africa, ruled since 1971 by the Republic of Sierra Leone
  • Togo - Territory in western Africa, ruled since 1960 by the République Togolaise