Rebuilding the Divided City of Mostar

Eight Years After Bosnia Peace Agreement, Tensions Linger

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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

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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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