As Britain been a Force for Good in West Africa in recent years

The time scale is from 1997 to present day, looking at the political, economical and security/conflict prevention.
DFiD website
Africas Armies By Robert Edgerton
An introduction to African politics By Alex Tomson.
FCO website
Robin Cooks Speech to Parliment in May 1997
Building peace in West Africa By Adebjo Adekeye