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Gitega

(gētā`gä), town (1990 pop. 101,827), capital of Gitega prov., central Burundi. It is an administrative, trade, and communications center. Construction materials are manufactured, and there are cinchona plantations in the surrounding region. Gitega is the seat of an agricultural university and the National Museum. Gitega, then known as Kitega, served as the administrative center for Urundi (Burundi) in Belgian-administered Ruanda-UrundiRuanda-Urundi
, former colonial territory, central Africa, now divided between the independent states of Rwanda and Burundi. The original inhabitants of the area were the Twa, a Pygmy people, who around A.D.
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. The city's central location led Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza to propose (2007) moving the national capital there from BujumburaBujumbura
, city (1994 est. pop. 300,000), capital of Burundi and of Bujumbura prov., W Burundi, a port on Lake Tanganyika. Formerly known as Usumbura, it is Burundi's largest city and its administrative, communications, and economic center.
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Other points of interest include the National Museum in Gitega, which received a grant in 2008 from the Ambassador's Cultural Preservation Fund to renovate its exhibit space; the Pierre de Livingstone et Stanley, a boulder where the pair carved their names when passing through in 1871; and the Source du Nil, one of the lesser-known places claiming to be the source of the Nile.
The brother of the groom, who is suspected of carrying out the attack, was arrested in the central Gitega province, police officials said on Sunday.
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