The Zambians made their ballots in crowded polling stations until the closing time of the country’s general election. While the day of the vote was largely peaceful, President Edgar Lungu said at least two people were killed, including the chairman of his party in the northwestern province. According to NetBlocks, access to social media was also limited throughout the day. The vote is expected to be a close distance between the incumbent and his main rival Hakainde Hichilema.
Also in this issue, we are going to Senegal, where tenants are increasingly worried about rising housing prices. Apartments often cost more than a thousand euros in rent per month, which is about 10 times the country’s minimum wage. The government has tried to restrain landlords from charging unreasonable sums, but has not succeeded much.