ROLAND BENEDIKTER is Research Professor of Multidisciplinary Political Analysis at the Willy Brandt Center of Wroclaw-Breslau University. He is also Global Futures Scholar at the European Academy of Bolzen-Bolzano and Research Affiliate of the Global Studies Division at Stanford University.
ISMAILA OUEDRAOGO is a Junior Project Manager and biomedical engineering student at Erciyes University. He is also a Program Coordinator for Plant for the Planet.
On March 10, more than 1,000 teachers and students held a silent protest in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. They marched from the city center to the Ministry of National Education to stage a sit-in and demand state protection of their schools. Just a week before, a radical Islamist had shot dead a teacher in the village of Koursayel in the northern province of Soum, one of many such killings since terrorists found their way to Burkina Faso a year ago.
In January 2016, the sleepy capital of Ouagadougou was hit by a deadly terrorist attack. Armed fighters carried out a 15-hour