Obama hails 'new chapter' with Cuba

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President Barack Obama has announced that the US and Cuba will reopen their embassies in Havana and Washington, heralding a "new chapter" in relations after a half-century of hostility.

ANC to give Cuban Five a hero's welcome in Bloemfontein

2015-06-30 18:36

Free State Premier Ace Magashule will welcome the Cuban Five at the ANC headquarters in Bloemfontein.

Cuba to create first public Wi-Fi service

2015-06-19 08:32

Cuba plans to beam Wi-Fi signals at 35 public spaces in the first such offering for the population at large.

US removes Cuba from terror blacklist

2015-05-29 22:00

The United States has removed Cuba from its blacklist as a state sponsor of terrorism in a landmark move aimed at paving the way towards normalizing ties.

US lawmakers in Havana hopeful on lifting Cuba sanctions

2015-05-28 07:27

As Cuba and the United States work on thawing ties, a group of US lawmakers have voiced optimism in Havana that the US economic embargo against Cuba could be lifted.

Cuba debt holder hangs on as demand builds

2015-05-19 09:30

A breakthrough in US-Cuba relations has set investors clamouring to buy the Caribbean island's long-defaulted debt but one of the private holders is not happy.

US, Cuba to meet on reopening embassies

2015-05-14 12:50

The US and Cuba will hold another meeting in the coming weeks in Washington on reopening embassies, the latest step in their historic rapprochement.

Hollande heads to Cuba on historic visit

2015-05-11 09:55

Francois Hollande is due in Havana, the first French president to visit Cuba in more than a century, cementing Paris’s lead in the EU rapprochement with the communist island.

2 opposition candidates defeated in Cuba vote

2015-04-20 18:47

Two Cuban opposition candidates have failed to become the island’s first non-Communist elected officials in decades.

Cubans hail their removal from US terrorism list

2015-04-15 16:54

Cuban officials and ordinary citizens alike have hailed the island's removal from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying the move by President Barack Obama heals a decades-old insult.


Obama to unveil deal with Cuba to reopen embassies

2015-07-01 16:09

President Barack Obama will unveil a breakthrough deal with Cuba to reopen embassies in Washington and Havana, officials say, in a major step toward ending decades of Cold war enmity.

Mandela was our hero and inspiration - Cuban Five

2015-06-30 15:23

Cuban Five member Antonio Guerrero says it was a picture of late president Nelson Mandela that motivated them not to give up during their imprisonment in the United States.

Castro's son puts brakes on venture capitalist

2015-06-08 18:25

Communist Cuba's newfound interest in foreign capital has its limits, as Philippe Pouletty found out.

Obama makes a surprise visit to a Cuban community church

2015-05-29 09:05

President Barack Obama has paid a surprise visit to a Miami religious shrine popular with Cuban exiles, amid moves by Washington and Havana to normalise ties after five decades of enmity.

DA, EFF slam Free State for employing Cubans

2015-05-26 14:45

Opposition parties have reacted in disgust to the Free State government’s decision to employ 38 Cuban engineers.

Mexico picks up 23 Cuban migrants at sea

2015-05-18 11:03

Mexico's navy has picked up 23 Cuban migrants after they became adrift at sea while trying to reach its shores, and authorities say the boat-people would be repatriated back to the Communist island nation.

France's Hollande meets Fidel Castro, urges end to embargo

2015-05-12 11:37

French President Francois Hollande has called for an end to the US embargo on Cuba, as he met with Fidel Castro during the first visit by a Western leader since Washington and Havana moved to restore ties.

US lawmakers seek limits on travel to Cuba

2015-04-29 17:30

Members of the US House of Representatives have launched an effort to prevent new travel from the US to Cuba.

Kids of Cold War crocs going home

2015-04-19 16:06

Cuba's efforts to sustain the critically endangered Cuban crocodile are getting a boost from Sweden, home to a pair of reptiles that Fidel Castro gave to a Soviet cosmonaut four decades ago.

Obama: Cuba no longer terrorists

2015-04-14 22:23

President Barack Obama has told Congress he plans to remove Cuba from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism.

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