Stories about COVID-19 from May, 2021
The authorities seek to relieve pressure on the country's overcrowded jails as well as improve diplomatic relations, notably with Europe, which has imposed sanctions on Burundi following its controversial 2015 elections.
The new measures were met with much criticism, especially among working-class people who received very little or no financial support during the last year and a half of the pandemic.
"I don't know, but I want to be here, persisting. Intemperately. Ridiculously. Maybe even foolishly. And the difficulty has been in believing I deserve that grace. Maybe you feel the...