Burundi Names Gitega As New Capital

Burundi declared the small central city of Gitega the country’s new political capital, in line with a presidential promise, made a decade ago.

A government spokesman named Gitega while also stating that the previous capital Bujumbura, on the north-eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika, would in future function solely as the country’s economic centre.

Source- BBC News

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