People hold a sign as they gather to show their support to Burkina Faso's new military leader Ibrahim Traore and demand the departure of the French ambassador at the Place de la Nation in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso January 20, 2023. The sign reads : "France's army get out from our country". REUTERS/Vincent Bado
Dim prospects for democratic reform and stability in the Sahel

Washington will have to differentiate itself from France, which is becoming singularly loathed in the region.

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