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06 Jun 08

South Serbia Albanians Divided over Homeland

A newly independent Kosovo has left ethnic Albanians in south Serbia soul-searching on whether Pristina can out do Albania as the centre of their national conscience.

By Baki Rexhepi in Bujanovac

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History and Politics of South Serbia

The South Serbia region, predominantly populated by ethnic Albanians, lies some 350 kilometres south of Serbia`s capital, Belgrade. In contemporary political language, the term “South Serbia” is understood to refer to the territory of three municipalities - Presevo, Bujanovac and Medvedja.

The Economy of South Serbia

A snapshot of South Serbia's business and industry

Education and Culture in South Serbia

Resources and institutions of South Serbia

South Serbia Demographics

Facts and figures on the population, ethnic composition and geography of South Serbia

Key Figures in South Serbia

Profiles of main political leaders in South Serbia

Key Political Parties in South Serbia

Profiles of main political parties in South Serbia

In Pictures


In Pictures: The People of South Serbia

Snapshots of ordinary life in South Serbia show the people of Bujanovac and Presevo, and give a brief look at the symbols of the region.



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If you meet someone who has a computer, a good car, a new house but no job, he just might be living in Presevo.


Novi Pazar Teetering on Brink of Economic Abyss

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This is a story about Novi Pazar, a town which in the last two decades has gone from booming regional centre to the edge of poverty.