African Country Moving its Capital City

The nation of Burundi is moving Gitega.
December 29, 2018, 5am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Burundi is moving its capital from the shores of Lake Tanganyika and deep into the nation’s central highlands," reports Abdi Latif Dahir.

"Authorities announced they would change the political capital from Bujumbura to Gitega, which is located over 100 kilometers (62 miles) to the east," adds Dahir.

Burundi is the latest African nation to move capital cities. "Côte d’Ivoire, Tanzania, and Nigeria have all moved their political capitals after developing new ones beginning in the 1980s," according to Dahir. "Many countries including Senegal, Nigeria, and Ghana are also building new, futuristic, billion-dollar cities to deal with increased urbanization and growing population."

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Published on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 in Quartz
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