Rebuilding the Divided City of Mostar

Eight Years After Bosnia Peace Agreement, Tensions Linger

A replica of Mostar's Old Bridge is being constructed.

Nearly a decade after its destruction in the war, a replica of Mostar's Old Bridge is being constructed at the same site. Sylvia Poggioli, NPR News hide caption

itoggle caption Sylvia Poggioli, NPR News

In the eight years since the Dayton peace agreement put an end to a three-sided war in Bosnia, the country has become a kind of laboratory for nation building. Americans and Europeans have tried to promote reconciliation — and poured billions into Bosnia's reconstruction. But in the city of Mostar, ethnic division, intolerance and tribal politics prevail. NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports.

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