The re-opening of the Ferhadija mosque in Banja Luka signals hope for the peace process between Serbs and Bosniaks. Local Muslim community members hope to encourage more Bosniaks to return to Banja Luka.
A mosque that was demolished by Serb forces in Bosnia's civil war has been re-opened in Banja Luka.
From Belgrade and Banja Luka to Pristina, politicians are again speaking of war and division. But they are the words of political losers, running out of arguments to justify their hold on power, writes Frank Hofmann.
Tens of thousands of Bosnians took to the streets for and against the government in the country's autonomous Serb region. Police in Banja Luka brought in reinforcements to keep the two sides apart.
Republika Srpska is an autonomous part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It lives off EU funds without adopting EU values and struggles to come to terms with its brutal past. PM Zeljka Cvijanovic is on Conflict Zone this week.
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