In 1992, shooting broke out in the Bosnian capital, triggering the first war in Europe since 1945. In the years that followed, more than 11,000 people were killed in the ethnically diverse city.
Outgoing Serb member of the Bosnian Presidency, Mladen Ivanic, tells DW in an exclusive interview he is no longer optimistic his country will avoid a new outbreak of sectarian fighting.
More than two decades after a devastating war, Bosnia-Herzegovina has still not overcome its deep ethnic divisions. As voters headed to the polls, observers asked whether fresh elections can bring much-needed change.
Once, they were on the run. Today, former Bosnian refugees are demanding one thing above all from their home country: humanity toward the displaced people from Syria and other countries seeking refuge there.
Nationalist leader Milorad Dodik is leading in the race for the Serb seat of Bosnia-Herzegovina's three-member presidency. His victory is a blow to the fragile unity of the country created after the brutal civil war.
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