May 20, 2020

Burundi election: Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp blocked

AFP Burundi has blocked social media platforms on election day as voters choose a leader to replace long-serving president Pierre Nkurunziza. The BBC has confirmed that Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter are not accessible. Polling stations for the election opened early on Wednesday morning. Whoever wins will be required by law to consult Mr Nkurunziza on matters of national security and national unity. Burundi has recorded more than 40 cases of coronavirus, with one death, but it has been criticised for holding mass rallies.

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