Mauritanian released from Guantanamo won't pursue complaints

2016-10-24 07:07

A Mauritanian who returned home after being held at the US detention centre at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for nearly 14 years says he will not file complaints against the United States or Mauritania.

Hurricane threatens Haiti - emergency shelters for 340 000 opened

2016-10-02 18:47

Powerful Hurricane Matthew is moving slowly across the Caribbean Sea on a track that authorities warn could trigger devastation in parts of Haiti.

House votes to halt Gitmo detainee transfers

2016-09-15 18:27

The House has passed legislation to temporarily halt the transfer of more detainees from America's Guantanamo Bay prison.

Inaugural commercial flight from US lands in Cuba

2016-08-31 21:36

The first regular commercial flight in more than 50 years from the United States has landed in Cuba, as the two nations have taken the latest step in their efforts to boost ties.

Iran seeks closer ties with Cuba

2016-08-23 10:32

Iran wants to forge a "new path" in its relations with Cuba by tightening ties, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said at the start of a Latin American tour.

ANC sends 90th birthday wishes to Castro

2016-08-13 15:44

The ANC has sent felicitations to Cuban leader Fidel Castro for his 90th birthday.

Cuban ambassador celebrates 4th of July in Pretoria

2016-07-02 08:13

Cuban ambassador Carlos Fernández de Cossío has for the first time attended the 4th of July celebrations by the United States embassy in Pretoria.

Post-Rousseff Brazil face-off with leftist LatAm leaders

2016-05-15 21:01

Brazil's new interim government has dismissed "lies" from left-wing Latin American leaders who are refusing to recognise its authority and the suspension of President Dilma Rousseff.

Walt Disney cruise ship rescues fugitives off coast of Cuba

2016-04-26 16:00

A Walt Disney cruise ship has rescued three fugitives off the coast of Cuba who were wanted in New Orleans.

Raul Castro rejects privatisation for Cuba

2016-04-17 14:00

Cuban President Raul Castro has rejected rapid privatisation and vowed never to pursue "shock therapy", setting the tone for a Communist Party congress.


Hurricane Matthew hits packing 230km/h winds

2016-10-04 15:56

Hurricane Matthew has made landfall in southwestern Haiti, crashing ashore as a powerful Category Four storm with winds of up to 230km/h, US weather forecasters say. .

Iran leader meets with Fidel Castro during stop in Havana

2016-09-20 09:27

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has met with former Cuban leader Fidel Castro and his brother President Raul Castro during a state visit in Havana.

US military closes a Gitmo prison camp

2016-09-08 21:37

The US military has closed a maximum-security detention centre at Guantanamo Bay, an official says, as the controversial military prison's population continues to shrink.

Prisoner, not seen publicly since 2002, at Gitmo hearing

2016-08-23 21:03

A Palestinian not seen publicly since his capture by the CIA in 2002, has appeared at a US government hearing called to determine whether he should remain in detention at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Fidel Castro at 90 thanks Cuba, slams Obama

2016-08-13 22:31

Fidel Castro has written a long letter thanking Cubans for their support on his 90th birthday and once again criticising US President Barack Obama.

Cuba blames US for surge in unsafe migration

2016-08-08 06:42

Cuba has blamed the US for encouraging illegal and unsafe immigration by tens of thousands of Cubans who have left the country in the past two years.

'Don't be alarmed', MEC tells Cuban doctors

2016-06-24 23:19

Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu has told a group of visiting Cuban doctors not be alarmed by the current spate of protests.

This is the future: Cuba – broken country Malema wants to replicate in SA

2016-05-01 11:55

Cuba’s socialist agenda has stagnated economic growth and delivered its highly educated population to financial penury, says an analyst.

Raul Castro retains high Communist Party post

2016-04-20 08:02

State media says Raul Castro will hold the Cuban Communist Party's highest post for another five years alongside his hardline second-in-command.

MEC: Training in Cuba necessary

2016-04-14 12:30

With over 700 students from KwaZulu-Natal in medical training in Cuba, concerns over the department’s money benefitting Cuba rather than South African universities have been raised.

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