On May 5, 1992, on the French island of Corsica, local football club Bastia were hosting Marseille for a French Cup semi-final. But what should have been a day of celebration turned into a nightmare. Less than 10 minutes before the start of the match, the top of the temporary metal stand that had been installed to double the Furiani stadium's capacity collapsed.
16 Mar 2022
European papers celebrate the "courageous" visit to Kyiv made by the Polish, Czech and Slovenian leaders. Cartoonist Patrick Chappatte illustrates the double standard in the welcome offered to Ukrainian refugees versus those from countries like Syria, which is marking the 11th anniversary of its civil war. France's interior minister says the government will consider "autonomy" for Corsica. Plus, Burkina Faso's Diébédo Francis Kéré wins architecture's top prize in a first for Africa.
29 Jun 2021
It's a Mediterranean melting pot with a culture, language and identity all of its own. Fought over and conquered by neighbouring Italy and mainland #France, Corsica's tumultuous history has left its mark on the population of this mountainous island. We meet the people for whom arts and culture are the vectors of Corsican identity, as FRANCE 24's Olivia Salazar-Winspear heads to the city of Ajaccio for this special show.