Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Damiba, who led Burkina Faso's military coup in January, is sworn in for a second time as president to lead a three-year transition after a national conference approved a transitional charter in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso March 2, 2022. REUTERS/Anne Mimault
US shouldn’t normalize post-coup military juntas in West Africa

As caretaker governments become semi-permanent, Washington must work diplomatically toward quicker transitions to civilian rule.

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