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.
In Bosnia-Herzegovina, scars of the 1992-95 war can still be seen nearly 25 years later. In Mostar, local residents have become so tired of the depressing damaged buildings that they've come up with a creative solution to spruce things up. Natalie Carney checked out a street art festival which has breathed new life into the war-scarred southern Bosnian city.
This week: We go underground to meet Thai dissidents in hiding, speak with a rape survivor in India and visit a street art festival in the war-scarred Bosnian city of Mostar. Plus: Venezuelans struggle to survive the collapsing oil industry, Moroccan teen refugees in Ceuta, culinary graffiti in Verona and $1-dollar eyeglasses in Bolivia.
Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron want to mediate in the Western Balkans. Their efforts could be of benefit to the region and Europe, says guest policy expert Christian Schwarz-Schilling.
On April 6, 1992, one of the bloodiest wars in European history erupted in the Balkans - in Bosnia Herzegovina. As many as 200,000 people were killed and two million displaced. War crimes from the war are still being tried in The Hague. The latest saw a 40 year prison sentence for Radovan Karadzic, the former President of the Bosnian-Serb Republic, increased to life. Natalie Carney has more.