Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), often known informally as Bosnia, is a country in southeastern Europe located on the Balkan Peninsula. Sarajevo is its capital and largest city.
Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), often known informally as Bosnia, is a country in southeastern Europe located on the Balkan Peninsula. Its territory belonged to the Ottoman Empire, then to the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the end of World War I, then to the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, and finally, following World War II, to the Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia, which broke up in the early 1990s. Bosnia's capital and largest city, Sarajevo, came to prominence during the Ottoman Empire and was the site of Archduke Franz Ferdinand's assassination in 1914, sparking World War I. As part of Yugoslavia, Sarajevo hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics. The city later saw heavy fighting during the Bosnian War. Here is an automatic compilation of all DW content relating to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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Bosnia remains deeply divided a quarter of a century on from the ethnic conflict which devastated it. That's perpetuated by a system which splits people by ethnicity, including schoolchildren. In many places children from different ethnic groups are educated separately, sometimes in the same school building. But the children themselves have started to challenge the system. Guy De Launey reports.
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The Bosnian authorities have finally cleared a notorious camp on the border with Croatia. Hundreds of people had been staying at Vucjak Camp, as they attempted to reach the EU. Human rights officials had called conditions there "inhumane." But clearing that camp doesn't end a bigger problem. More than 7,000 people have found themselves stranded in Bosnia as winter sets in. Guy De Launey reports.