Security at airports in West Africa sure isn’t what it is in the US. I’ve had my bags hand-searched several times and the person always gives up on my backpack since it has so many pockets full of stuff. Then after they search me, they send me back to an unsecure area. Hmmm.
Probably the most hilarious/scary security blooper is that right now I’m on the airport’s intranet via their open wireless connection. In fact, they haven’t even changed their router password so I have access to the administrator and could cause all sorts of havoc… if I was a mean guy. But I’m not.