Government in West Africa
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Government in West Africa by W. E. F. Ward

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Published in London, Allen & Unwin .
Written in English


  • Constitutional history -- Africa, West.,
  • Africa, West -- Politics and government.

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Bibliography: p. [10]

Statementby W. E. F. Ward.
The Physical Object
Pagination3-290 p.
Number of Pages290
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14313667M

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