Wednesday 31 August 2011
August 27, 2011
Once Celebrated, World's 6 Billionth Baby Now Lives In Poverty In Bosnia
On October 12, 1999, Adnan Nevic was born the world's 6 billionth citizen -- cradled by the head of the UN and recognized worldwide as a population milestone. But now he lives in poverty, with little support from the state or the outside world.
August 26, 2011
A Difficult Childhood For World's 'Baby 6 Billion'
Adnan Nevic, an 11-year-old boy living in the Bosnian town of Visoko, is better known as Baby 6 Billion -- the baby designated by the UN in 1999 as the Earth's 6 billionth inhabitant. But today, Adnan and his family -- including a father suffering from cancer -- live in poverty.
August 22, 2011
Bosnia: How To Wriggle Out Of The Palestinian Statehood Vote
In the space of just one week, both Israeli and Palestinian officials have descended on Bosnia -Herzegovina in an attempt to influence officials in Sarajevo ahead of a September vote on Palestinian statehood at the United Nations. Both are counting on Bosnia's vote, and both have an equally strong chance of getting it.
August 16, 2011
Bosnia Divided On Palestinian Request For Statehood Support
Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas met with Bosnia's three-member, interethnic presidency and Foreign Minister Sven Alkalaj on August 15, the second day of his visit, and said after the meetings that he expected Bosnian help that was pledged for the Palestinian territories' planned declaration of statehood in the United Nations next month.
August 13, 2011
Interview: Morton Abramowitz On The 'End Of Bosnia'
Morton Abramowitz, a senior fellow at The Century Foundation and former president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, recently co-wrote an article titled "The Death of the Bosnian State." RFE/RL asked him what he meant by this.
August 11, 2011
In Bosnia, Even Donating Blood Highlights Divisions
When would-be blood donors arrived at the Transfusion Institute in Sarajevo, they were stunned to hear that administrative barriers prevent donated blood from being sent between the Muslim and Croat Federation and the rest of Bosnia.
August 09, 2011
Pristina's New Customs Duties Aimed At Pressuring Bosnia
Kosovo's recent decision to embargo imports from Serbia and take control of its northern border checkpoints made international headlines. But Pristina also imposed a 10 percent duty on imports from Bosnia-Herzegovina, a step designed to push Sarajevo toward recognizing Kosovo's independence.
August 05, 2011
Podcast: Amy Winehouse And The '27 Club,' Plus A Bosnian Soccer Phenom, And Belarusian 'Inaction'
In Episode 30 of "The Blender," we talk with the authors of the critically acclaimed book "The 27s: The Greatest Myth of Rock and Roll," in the wake of the death of soul singer Amy Winehouse, who performed her last-ever concert in Belgrade on June 18. We also visit an 11-year-old Bosnian soccer phenom, shake our heads at a proposed new law in Belarus, and chill out to some Moldovan and Georgian jazz.