To open economies, to vote, to feed the hungry: Africa’s coronavirus conundrums
African countries are facing multiple dilemmas during the coronavirus pandemic, including whether to allow voting and whether to continue restraining economies, all while battling stigma surrounding the virus.
South Africa continues to enforce a tough lockdown, with much of the economy not allowed to operate at full capacity and restricting movement. In contrast, Tanzania, while having closed all schools, is allowing all forms of transport and shops to run as normal.
This week, Burundians took to the polls in spite of potential risks.