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.

Obama will not attend Castro funeral

2016-11-29 10:02

President Barack Obama will not attend Fidel Castro's funeral, the White House said, demurring on the question of who would lead the US delegation.

Thousands line up early to pay homage to Castro

2016-11-28 16:43

Thousands of Cubans have begun lining up near Havana's Plaza of the Revolution for the start of week-long services bidding farewell to the man who ruled the country for nearly half a century.

North Korea calls 3-day mourning period for Castro

2016-11-28 13:43

North Korea is observing a three-day period of mourning for Fidel Castro, seen by the North as a rare comrade-in-arms against the common enemy of the US.

Angola: Fidel Castro's big African adventure

2016-11-27 21:03

Southern African leaders have paid glowing tributes to the late revolutionary icon Fidel Castro, but if one country will forever be heavily indebted to his leadership of Cuba, it is Angola.

Farewell, El Comandante

2016-11-27 10:59

Ever the anti-West revolutionary, Fidel Castro was elated by Africa asserting its own identity, writes Mondli Makhanya.


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.

Cubans say farewell to Fidel Castro

2016-11-30 16:39

Thousands of Cubans have lined the streets of Havana to bid goodbye to Fidel Castro as his ashes began a four day journey across the country.

Cubans begin tearful farewell to Fidel Castro

2016-11-28 22:22

Hundreds of thousands of Cubans swarmed Havana's iconic Revolution Square in a tearful and nostalgic tribute to Fidel Castro kicking off a week-long farewell to the divisive Cold War icon.

Gambian leader Jammeh suspends campaign to 'mourn' Castro

2016-11-28 15:01

Gambian president Yahya Jammeh has suspended his campaign in respect of the late Cuban leader Fidel Castro, a report says.

Cuba set for farewell for historic leader Fidel Castro

2016-11-28 09:27

Nightclubs have closed, baseball games have been suspended and booze has been banned as Cuba prepares to send off revolutionary leader Fidel Castro with days of tributes and a cross-country funeral procession.

Cuba mourns Fidel Castro

2016-11-27 20:43

Cuba mourned its revolutionary leader Fidel Castro as it prepared a four-day funeral procession for the giant figure of modern history, loved by many but branded a tyrant by others.

Castro an unsurpassed socialist fighter - Malema

2016-11-26 22:19

The late Cuban President Fidel Castro was an unsurpassed socialist who fought against the capitalist system, says Malema.

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