COVID-19 a big concern as Burundi heads to the polls

On April 14th the World Bank approved a $5 million grant from the International Development Association to support Burundi’s Covid-19 response efforts and strengthen the national systems for public health preparedness; but with campaigns for the upcoming Presidential elections drawing numbers and voting day set for May 20th, will this be a setback in the country’s fight against the virus? CNBC Africa spoke to Vital Nshimirimana, President for the Forum for Strengthening Civil Society in Burundi for more.

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