New Capital of Burundi

New Capital of Burundi

Question: Which is named as the new capital of Burundi?
(a) Rutana
(b) Karuzi
(c) Gitega
(d) Rumonge
Answer: (c)
Related facts:

  • As per a presidential promise made by Pierre Nkurunziza decade ago, a small central city of Gitega is named as the political Capital of Burundi.
  • Previous capital Bujumbura will solely serve as the economic center of country.
  • Burundi is a small landlocked country in central Africa. It was a colony of Germany and later Belgium from which it gained independence in 1962 and became a republic in 1966. It is one of the poorest countries in the world having higher level of poverty, unemployment and economic crisis as well as severe civil war and genocide.
  • It is worth to note that Burundi is the least happy country (156th rank) in World Happiness Report 2018 while Finland tops the list.India is at 133th rank in the published list.

Links:
https://www.msn.com/en-xl/africa/top-stories/burundi-names-gitega-as-new-capital/ar-BBRn6ba
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burundi

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