Mitrovica may be infamous for its ethnic divisions – but the local Rock School is uniting youngsters from both sides of town around a shared passion.
Two months after promising to bring world-renowned singer Shakira to his city and name a bridge after her, South Mitrovica Mayor Agim Bahtiri takes back his words.
Over the weekend an agreement was reached to begin removing the Mitrovica wall on Sunday, while the new design will be announced in the coming days.
The wall-like barrier constructed in Mitrovica earlier this month will be demolished soon, claims chief Kosovo negotiator Edita Tahiri.
The Brussels-negotiated agreement left a vacuum of uncertainty in Mitrovica. The real issue with the bridge is that people, from the north and the south, were never asked how they feel.