It has been over sixty years since Sartre first termed the word 'neocolonialism'. I read or tried reading his opus Colonialism and Neocolonialism years ago. But Jean-Paul was too deep for my military mind, or maybe it was the fault of the translator. Or maybe it was because years before that I had read Larteguy, and had a bias towards Bigeard's paras taking names and kicking butts. Plus I never liked Sartre's portrayal of DeGaulle, whom I had always admired despite his antipathy towards my own country. Sartre and many others since have put the blame squarely on the West for a later brand of colonialism. Mostly in Africa. But also in Asia, especially for the US in the Philippines, and Vietnam, and Laos, and Lebanon, and Afghanistan, and Iraq, and Syria, and others. Maybe so.
But there is also an even newer cutting-edge neocolonialism going on in Africa in the 21st Century. China's Xi Jinping AKA the Marquis of Belt & Road and co-prince of Africa is using a modern twist
But the colonized are now fighting back. Not just in Africa but also in the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific.
Within my grandchildren's lifetime they will be doing the same to us. What goes around, comes around.