Africa: How African Countries Are Dealing With Elections During COVID-19

Five countries have gone ahead with elections. Nine have postponed. A dozen more are up in the air.

Despite the risks posed by the coronavirus, Burundi goes to the polls today for general elections. In the run up to this vote, the country has not taken drastic measures to prevent the spread of the virus.

Since late-April, there have been large-scale campaign events throughout the country with little social distancing. After the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned against this, the government…


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