The woman in West Africa are attractive. Without getting into your personal business, do they go out with Americans, travelers, and you?
Yes, (Middle) West Africa at the Ocean area is Christian, the Islamic sub saharan is not going to go with Americans. However, the Christian girls can date Christian men.
The hazard here is that some cultures will call girls prostitutes if they are with Western men, this is East Africa. West Africa though appears to see love as love. It is always nice be equal, only in a country where I can openly date, marry and love the local girls could I ever be accepted as part of the community.
If I cannot marry the girls, I am and will always be the foreigner.