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Bosnians protest as officials accused of COVID-19 graft

30 May 2020

SARAJEVO Thousands of Bosnians took to the streets on Saturday to protest against bad governance, nationalism and corruption as senior government officials face graft accusations related to the procurement of defective ventilators for COVID-19 patients.

IMF says Bosnia's failure to disburse IMF emergency aid is unprecedented

29 May 2020

SARAJEVO Five weeks after the International Monetary Fund gave Bosnia $370.46 million in emergency aid to help combat the coronavirus crisis, the funds have still not been disbursed due to a disagreement between its rival ethnic leaders, officials said.

IMF says Bosnia's failure to disburse IMF emergency aid is unprecedented

29 May 2020

SARAJEVO, May 29 Five weeks after the International Monetary Fund gave Bosnia $370.46 million in emergency aid to help combat the coronavirus crisis, the funds have still not been disbursed due to a disagreement between its rival ethnic leaders, officials said.

Sarajevo protests Mass for slain Nazi allies with march for their victims

16 May 2020

SARAJEVO Thousands marched through Sarajevo on Saturday to commemorate victims of the Ustasa regime, a puppet state founded by Croat fascists and allied to Nazi Germany, and to oppose a Catholic Mass held in the city for Ustasa and their families, slain at the end of World War Two.

Bosnia reports sharp rise in coronavirus cases after relaxing lockdown

30 Apr 2020

SARAJEVO Bosnia reported on Wednesday its sharpest daily rise in new coronavirus infections this month after its two autonomous regions had gradually begun to ease lockdowns.

Even under best outlook, World Bank sees Western Balkans economies shrinking up to 5.6%

29 Apr 2020

SARAJEVO Economies in the Western Balkans region will contract by up to 5.6% under the best scenario of how the coronavirus pandemic unfolds in Europe, the World Bank said on Wednesday.

CORRECTED-Bosnian band cheers up fans with weekly online 'Quarantine Show'

08 Apr 2020

SARAJEVO, April 6 Bosnia's most popular band, Dubioza Kolektiv, invites its audience to "stay connected and disinfected" during a weekly "Quarantine Show" online to cheer up fans locked in their homes due to the coronavirus.

Bosnian region acts to protect economy from COVID-19 damage

03 Apr 2020

SARAJEVO, April 3 Bosnia's autonomous Bosniak-Croat Federation passed legislation on Friday to shore up its economy, already battered by measures aimed at limiting the spread of the new coronavirus infection.

IMF warns it would halt aid to Bosnia if currency policy endangered

01 Apr 2020

SARAJEVO, April 1 The International Monetary Fund warned Bosnia on Wednesday it would drop assistance agreed to ease the impact from the spread of coronavirus on the health system and economy if the authorities undermine the country's currency arrangement.

IMF mulling $181 million loan to Bosnia for coronavirus fight

18 Mar 2020

SARAJEVO The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Tuesday it may extend a 165 million euros ($181 million) loan to Bosnia to soften the blow to its healthcare and economy from the spread of coronavirus.

World News

Civil unrest flares in U.S. cities over Minneapolis killing

The full Minnesota National Guard was activated for the first time since World War Two after four nights of sometimes violent protests that have spread to other U.S. cities following the killing of a black man by a white Minneapolis police officer who knelt on his neck.