On November 7, 2015, Sira Berete was walking home from high school. It was a hot, dry afternoon in remote northeastern Guinea, one of West Africas poorest countries. As Berete approached her village, she heard soldiers shouting. The situation in her community, Kintinian, had been tense for a while, and government security and defense forces had become a regular presence. The commotion alarmed the ninth grader, but she needed to get home. So she kept walking.
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