Editors. "British government takes over Sierra Leone, Gambia and Gold Coast". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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The British Africa Company is dissolved due to the heavy expenses it has incurred. As a result, Sierra Leone, Gambia and the Gold Coast are taken over by the British government to form British West Africa.