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The Serbian paramilitary who became a key prosecution witness at his former comrades’ trial for war crimes in Kosovo says he had to speak out about the brutal massacres his unit committed.
He had made a successful transition from guerrilla leader to politician - until The Hague threw its spanner in the works, not once but twice.
Kafu earned his reputation from singing Qur’anic verses. But then he found Bob Marley and was inspired to created a new music band , Gypsy Groove, fusing Balkans Roma music, mixed with jazz and reggae.
His work attacking Einstein’s theory of special relativity may have been dismissed by his peers, but Dr Shukri Klinaku, a politician turned physicist, remains square behind his new book.
As the head of Kosovo’s Privatization Agency for the past three years, Dino Asanaj, stands down, questions remain over his legacy.
A champion bowler with a radical Muslim agenda, Fuad Ramiqi is determined to shake up the country’s secular political establishment.
Political obscurity and modest means may prove no handicap in a country that has grown tired of corrupt politicians who seem bent on enriching themselves above all.
Swiss senator has won plaudits in many countries for championing human rights and taking on the CIA over renditions – but among Albanians he is best known for opposing Kosovo’s independence.
Veteran US diplomat played decisive role in ending wars in Bosnia and Kosovo but questions remain about the legacy of US-led settlements in both countries.
Kosovo-born, Swiss-based construction millionaire Pacolli entered the world of Kosovo politics in 2006, after almost three decades away building an empire said to make him the world’s richest ethnic Albanian.
A Professor of chemistry by education, 66-year-old Daci entered politics when he became a member of the general council of the LDK in 1992, holding the position of the Speaker of the Assembly of Kosovo from 2001 until Rugova’s death in 2006.
Haradinaj, 42, studied law in Pristina before moving to Switzerland in 1989, joining the Kosovo Liberation army while working jobs ranging from construction to nightclub bouncer.
At only 32, Shpend Ahmeti, leader of Fryma e Re, is the youngest party leader in the 2010 electoral race.
Isa Mustafa, 59, began his political career in the 1980s, heading the municipal government of Prishtina from 1984 to 1988, a position to which he returned in 2007 when he beat deputy head of the PDK Fatmir Limaj in the mayoral race.
A born protester who has courted publicity with innovative stunts, Albin Kurti now looks set to enter parliament after the December 12 election.