West Africa is a home to 16 countries which include Cape Verde, Benin, Sierra Leone, Togo, Mali, Liberia, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Mauritania, Nigeria, Niger, Gambia, Senegal, Ghana, Guinea, and Guinea-Bissau. It is homes 381, 981,000 as of 2017. These countries have a blessed variety of abundant natural resources and workforce. UNDP findings in 2009 showed that Africa is the second largest continent in the world (Norton 633). This is based on the increasing population over the years. Based on the 2050 projections, Africa as a whole will have 1.9 billion people (Norton 633; Adjei 4). However, West Africa has continued to wallow in poverty over the years regardless of able resources within their borders. The challenge remains that developed countries like the United States, China, United Kingdom, and Brazil amongst others have continually benefited from West Africa’s populations. The high numbers have remained the biggest challenge for Africa’s leadership to maintained and facilitate the spread of resources due to the substantial aid it received.