bosnia-s-diaspora-untapped-resource-for-state-building-07-24-2016 25 Jul 16 Bosnia’s Diaspora: Untapped Resource for State-Building

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s 1.5-million-strong diaspora is increasingly sending less money back home, but this underused resource could provide the country with expertise as well as investment to boost economic development.

bosnia-s-segregated-schools-perpetuate-ethnic-divisions-07-15-2016 15 Jul 16 Bosnia’s Segregated Schools Perpetuate Ethnic Divisions

Dozens of Bosnian secondary schools are still segregated according to pupils’ ethnicity - perpetuating divisions within society but benefiting ethnically-based political parties that seek to exploit the system.

srebrenica-genocide-kingpin-becomes-literary-villain-07-12-2016 12 Jul 16 Srebrenica Genocide Kingpin Becomes Literary Villain

Croatian journalist Ivica Djikic has published a novel about the life of Bosnian Serb war criminal Ljubisa Beara, who he describes as “the co-creator and the main operational organiser” of the Srebrenica massacres.

srebrenica-prison-sentences-637-years-and-counting-07-11-2016 11 Jul 16 Srebrenica Prison Sentences: 637 Years and Counting

The Bosnian state court and the Hague Tribunal have sentenced 38 people to a total of 637 years in prison - plus three life sentences - for the atrocities committed 21 years ago against Srebrenica’s Bosniaks.

srebrenica-s-bone-hunter-maintains-his-one-man-search-07-08-2016 09 Jul 16 Srebrenica’s Bone-Hunter Continues His One-Man Search

Walking the forest paths each day in the Bratunac area, where thousands of Srebrenica victims were killed in July 1995, Ramiz Nukic has found the bones of more than 200 people.

a-srebrenica-mother-s-portrait-of-her-lost-sons-07-07-2016 08 Jul 16 A Srebrenica Mother Remembers Her Lost Sons

Ahead of the 21st anniversary of the Srebrenica massacres next week, a woman whose two sons were killed by Bosnian Serb forces in July 1995 recalls the day she saw them for the last time.

serbia-s-genocide-denial-ensures-an-annual-fiasco-07-06-2016 07 Jul 16 Serbia’s Genocide Denial Ensures an Annual Fiasco

Despite pledges about reconciliation, Serbian officials continue to deny the July 1995 Srebrenica massacres were genocide, meaning that every year, the anniversary commemorations are marred by bitter rows.

balkan-youth-urged-to-breach-the-wartime-divides-07-05-2016 06 Jul 16 Balkan Youth Office Aims to Breach Wartime Divides

The newly-approved cross-Balkan youth cooperation office, which aims to restore links between young people whose countries were in conflict during the 1990s wars, hopes to open up a new era of reconciliation.

vojislav-seselj-seeks-political-resurrection-in-bosnia-05-25-2016 26 May 16 Vojislav Seselj Seeks Political Resurrection in Bosnia

With his popularity boosted by his war crimes acquittal, Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj is hoping to stage a political comeback among Bosnia’s Serbs as well as in his home country.

tito-s-birthday-still-marked-despite-criticism-05-25-2016 25 May 16 Tito’s Admirers Celebrate His Birthday Across Ex-Yugoslavia

Thirty-six years after the death of Josip Broz Tito, his nostalgic admirers in many of the former Yugoslav states still commemorate his birthday despite criticism of his undemocratic regime.

mosque-reopening-spotlights-wartime-killings-of-clerics-05-11-2016 11 May 16 Mosque Reopening Spotlights Wartime Killings of Clerics

The recent reopening of Bosnia’s historic Ottoman-era Ferhadija mosque, which was destroyed in wartime, highlighted the killings of clerics and widespread destruction of religious buildings during the 1992-95 conflict.

outrage-over-war-led-bosnian-to-syria-05-09-2016 10 May 16 Outrage Over War Led Bosnian to Syria

Ibrahim Delic, who fought alongside mujahideen troops in the Bosnian war and is now on trial for taking part in the Syrian conflict, says anger over the suffering in the Middle East made him travel there.

historic-mosque-reopening-tests-bosnian-serbs-tolerance-05-05-2016 05 May 16 Historic Mosque Reopening Tests Bosnian Serbs’ Tolerance

The grand reopening of a historic Ottoman-era mosque in Banja Luka, restored after being demolished by Serb forces during wartime, will indicate how committed Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity is to reconciliation.

genocide-denial-row-to-dominate-srebrenica-election-04-27-2016 27 Apr 16 ‘Genocide Denial’ Row to Dominate Srebrenica Election

The issue of whether or not the Srebrenica massacres constituted genocide is set to dominate the upcoming mayoral vote in the area after Serb parties put forward a joint candidate who has rejected the term.

bosnian-serb-fighters-mercenary-path-to-syria-04-22-2016 22 Apr 16 Serb Fighters’ Mercenary Path from Ukraine to Syria

Serb paramilitary veterans of the Bosnian war are reported to have been part of mercenary units aiding Russian troops in Syria, after also being paid to do battle for pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine.

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