Question: Which is named as the new capital of Burundi?
- 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.