Cuba


Pope and Patriarch to bridge 1 000-year split

2016-02-05 22:27

Pope Francis will meet Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill in Cuba in a historic first meeting between the heads of the two largest Christian churches, the Vatican has announced.

‘We’ll study more’

2016-01-22 12:00

Medical students from KwaZulu-Natal studying in Cuba have pledged to pray less and study more.

First of 8 000 stranded Cuban migrants cross into US

2016-01-16 10:35

The first of 8 000 Cuban migrants recently stranded in Central America have crossed the Mexican border into the United States.

Obama calls on Congress to lift Cuba embargo

2016-01-13 11:19

Barack Obama has urged Congress to lift the US trade embargo against Cuba, as Washington and Havana pursue a historic rapprochement launched during his presidency.

Body of SA medical student killed in Cuba to be sent home soon

2016-01-07 15:44

The body of a Free State medical student, who was stabbed to death in Cuba, is expected to be returned home soon.

Horror of 9/11 revisited in Guantanamo military court

2015-12-12 07:12

The horror of September 11 2001 has dominated proceedings in a Guantanamo Bay military court, a stark contrast from previous days of rambling testimony that strayed far from the events of 14 years ago.

SA business delegation to Cuba is optimistic

2015-11-01 18:23

Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Mzwandile Masina heads a delegation of South African businesspeople seeking trade and investment opportunities in Cuba.

Obama, Raul Castro sit down for first time since relations resumed

2015-09-29 19:15

US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro have had their first face-to-face talks since their nations resumed diplomatic relations in July.

Pope Francis leaves Cuba for US

2015-09-22 18:55

Pope Francis has left Cuba for the United States on a trip that symbolises his efforts to secure an improvement in ties between the two neighbours.

Pilgrims hope pope will help close Gitmo

2015-09-21 22:23

Cubans from Guantanamo province say they hope Pope Francis's visit to Cuba will help bring an end to the US naval base and the Gitmo detention centre.

 

Cuba finally gets home broadband services

2016-02-01 16:35

Cuba says it is launching its first broadband home internet service, a potentially major step forward in bringing the island online

Castro to meet Hollande in Paris

2016-01-18 19:08

Cuban President Raul Castro is set to meet his counterpart Francois Hollande in Paris, the French presidency says.

Fewer than 100 Gitmo prisoners left

2016-01-14 21:13

Ten prisoners from Yemen who were held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been released and sent to Oman for resettlement.

Dummy Hellfire missile mistakenly shipped to Cuba

2016-01-08 14:10

A dummy US Hellfire missile was mistakenly shipped from Europe to Cuba.

Free State medical student stabbed to death in Cuba

2016-01-05 15:50

A Free State medical student based in Cuba has been stabbed to death, allegedly by locals, while on a night out on the town with fellow students.

Seize business opportunities in Cuba - Mpumalanga MEC

2015-11-06 20:15

Mpumalanga Economic Development and Tourism MEC Eric Kholwane is encouraging businesses in the province to take advantage of tourism and agro-processing opportunities in Cuba.

US votes against ending Cuban embargo

2015-10-27 22:49

The US has voted for the 24th time against a UN General Assembly resolution calling for the end of the embargo against Cuba, despite the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Castro says US must return Gitmo to Cuba

2015-09-29 16:09

Cuba and the United States can normalise ties only after Washington ends its trade embargo and returns the Guantanamo US naval base to Cuban control.

Pope to Cuba: Be willing to change

2015-09-22 11:49

Pope Francis has marked the anniversary of the day he decided as a teenager to become a priest by pressing a subtle message to Cubans at a delicate point in their own history: Overcome ideological preconceptions and be willing to change.

Francis meets Fidel

2015-09-20 21:46

Pope Francis celebrated Mass in Havana's Revolution Square and met with former leader Fidel Castro.

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