NPR Audio Reports from Bosnia:
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NPR's Andy Bowers reports from Sarajevo on the return of Bosnian Muslims to suburban homes they were forced from four years ago. The Muslims lived in Vogosca and had been kicked out by Bosnian Serbs. Under the Dayton agreement, the neighborhood has been put back under the control of the Bosnian government. All Things Considered, February 27, 1996.
NPR's Tom Gjelten reports from Sarajevo that another suburb that was once home to Serbs has been handed over to the Muslim-Croat Federation. Muslims from Sarajevo are slowly moving back to Ilidza, returning to homes they abandoned four years ago. Security is provided by by NATO troops along with Muslim and Croat police. All Things Considered, March 12, 1996.
NPR's Tom Gjelten reports from Sarajevo that the city is whole again. Grbavica, the last of five suburbs, has been returned from Serb control to the Muslim-Croat Federation. The handover of Grbavica was more orderly than the others; however, Muslims returning to the suburb they'd left four years ago found buildings and homes devastated by fires set by departing Serb arsonists. All Things Considered, March 19, 1996.
NPR's Tom Gjelten reports from Sarajevo on Bosnia's first commemoration of independence day in peace time. On March 1, 1992, the Bosnian Parliament declared the country independent of Yugoslavia and sparked a war. The Dayton Peace Accords have stopped the fighting. Local Serb and Croat leaders joined with Muslims in celebrating a symbolic affirmation of the idea of a multi-ethnic state. All Things Considered, March 1, 1996.