Cuban biologist raises 2 chimps in her Havana apartment

2017-04-06 17:34

While zoos in other countries may have specialised facilities for raising baby animals, in Cuba the job falls to Marta Llanes, a 62-year-old zoologist who has cared for 10 baby chimps in her Havana apartment since 1983.

A true communist worth remembering

2016-12-18 06:17

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EU, Cuba to normalise relations

2016-12-13 06:12

The EU and Cuba have signed a deal to normalise ties that had been blocked for decades by human rights concerns under revolutionary icon Fidel Castro.

Cuban diplomat hopes Trump will improve US-Cuba ties

2016-12-08 14:52

A senior Cuban diplomat has said that she hopes US president-elect Donald Trump will take into account advances in US-Cuban relations and can even improve on them when he takes office.

WATCH: Fidel Castro laid to rest

Cuba's former leader Fidel Castro has been buried

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Cuba to prohibit naming of monuments after Fidel

2016-12-04 17:51

President Raul Castro says Cuba will prohibit the naming of streets and monuments after his brother Fidel who died last week.

Parliament's delegation to Cuba grounded due to 'logistical challenges'

2016-12-02 22:24

The multi-party parliamentary delegation that was due to travel to Cuba will no longer be going due to "unavoidable logistical challenges", the office of the ANC chief whip has said.

Fidel Castro's ashes reunited with 'Che' Guevara

2016-12-01 15:37

Fidel Castro's ashes have been taken to a symbolic reunion with his fallen comrade-in-arms, Ernesto "Che" Guevara, in Santa Clara, the first stop in the late Cold War titan's last trip across Cuba.

Castro was all about love - Mantashe

2016-11-30 22:36

Leaders of the ANC and its alliance partners remembered the life of Cuba's president Fidel Castro.

Top Africa stories: AU, Kenya, Zim

2016-11-30 20:29

Senegal's AU hopeful Abdoulaye Bathily says he has the capacity and experience to succeed Dlamini-Zuma, and Kenyatta is in the hot seat over opposition tweet.


Obama ends visa-free path for Cubans who make it to US soil

2017-01-13 12:13

Barack Obama is ending a longstanding immigration policy that allows any Cuban who makes it to US soil to stay and become a legal resident, a senior administration official says.

For Gitmo prisoners, questions loom as Trump era begins

2016-12-15 14:32

It's an uncertain time at the Guantanamo prison, with detainees wondering about their future as the military works to wind down the jail at Barack Obama's direction - while standing ready to keep it open or even expand it after Donald Trump takes off.

Castro's troubled legacy in the Horn of Africa: hero or villain?

2016-12-09 17:03

Many Ethiopians regard Castro as the man who saved their country. Somalis view him as the man who denied them the Greater Somalia re-union, writes Martin Plaut.

Castro laid to rest in private ceremony, final wishes honoured

2016-12-05 13:23

A wooden box containing Fidel Castro's ashes has been placed by his brother into the side of a granite boulder that will become Cuba's only monument to the charismatic bearded rebel.

Fidel Castro's ashes interred in private ceremony

2016-12-04 18:52

Fidel Castro's ashes have been interred in a private ceremony, ending nine days of mourning for the man who ruled Cuba for nearly half a century.

Castro's ashes return to cradle of revolution

2016-12-03 15:32

The convoy carrying the ashes of Cuba's communist leader Fidel Castro will end an island-wide journey in the cradle of his revolution.

Zuma has no right to honour Castro - Malema

2016-12-01 21:40

President Jacob Zuma has sold out Fidel Castro and has no right to be paying tribute to the Cuban revolutionary, EFF leader Julius Malema said on Thursday.

Respect Cuba's sovereignty - Ramaphosa

2016-12-01 06:05

The world, including the United States, must respect Cuba's right to self-determination, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says.

SA needs 'principled' leaders like Castro - Ramaphosa

2016-11-30 22:17

South Africans should aim to have "principled and fearless" leaders like Fidel Castro, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday.

Mugabe: Castro 'not only a man of words, but also a man of action'

2016-11-30 17:00

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly paid a "special tribute" to Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro, who died last week at the age of 90.

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