Supporters of Burkina Faso's new junta protest against the arrival of ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) delegation in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso October 4, 2022. The sign reads"Down with ECOWAS France". REUTERS/Vincent Bado
Western paternalism in Africa reaches its limits

Decades of failed policy, including US and French counterterrorism programs, have some African leaders looking for alternatives.