Burundi elections: triple vote in the middle of a pandemic

In Burundi, five million voters are called to the vote for a triple vote, municipal, legislative and presidential elections. A presidential election without Pierre Nkurunziza, president since 2005, supporting Evariste Ndayishimiye against seven candidates, including challenger Agathon Rwasa. Encryption of Ezra Ndikumana.

Also in the headline of this newspaper: the city of Goma, in DR Congo, is now isolated for at least two weeks. The capital of northern Kivu has registered a worrying increase in the number of cases of Covid-19.Details in this issue.

Finally, China has been influential in Zimbabwe for several decades and the medical aid it has just delivered to Harare reinforces this influence. Already in April, the Chinese government had enlisted significant aid on the African continent in an attempt to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Report from our correspondents.