Cuba


Cuban president meets North Korea's Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang

2018-11-05 12:06

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Cuba's President Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel have vowed to expand their strategic and friendly relations.

On the reasons for visiting Cuba

2018-09-20 08:00

Cuba is not an example of success. It is non-democratic and one of the world’s leading human rights abusers that brutally controls an impoverished and desperate population, writes Howard Feldman.

Cubans mourn plane crash dead, officials ID 20 bodies

2018-05-20 23:02

At morgues and in church services, Cubans are mourning loved ones who died in the country's worst air disaster in three decades.

Ramaphosa sends condolences to Cuba following plane crash

2018-05-19 11:21

President Cyril Ramaphosa has sent a message of condolence to the President of the Republic of Cuba following a plane crash in Havana on Friday that claimed the lives of over 100 people.

PICS: Airliner crashes on takeoff from Havana, thick smoke seen from crash site - Cuban state media

2018-05-18 19:44

A Cuban state airways passenger plane with 104 passengers on board crashed shortly after taking from Havana's Jose Marti airport, state media reported.

Cuban vote begins end of Castro era

2018-03-10 15:55

Cuba designates the 605 members of its National Assembly, an electoral process without surprise since there are as many candidates as seats.

Box of Fidel Castro's cigars sells for almost $27 000

2018-01-12 11:11

A signed box of Cuban cigars from Fidel Castro's personal collection has sold at auction for almost $27 000.

Raul Castro to step down as Cuba's president

2017-12-22 08:03

Cuban President Raul Castro will step down in April 2018 straight after his successor is chosen by a top governing council.

Cuba official accuses US of lying about sonic attacks on diplomats

2017-11-03 09:59

Cuba's foreign minister is accusing the United States of lying about mysterious sonic attacks that US diplomats in Havana say left them with ailments including headaches, hearing problems and concussions.

Cuba offers some explanation for 'sonic attacks'

2017-10-27 09:25

Cuba has presented its most detailed defence to date against US accusations that American diplomats in Havana were subjected to mysterious sonic attacks.

 

Parliament concerned about SA medical students in Cuba, Russia

2018-09-21 18:14

A multiparty delegation from Parliament is currently in Cuba and has "unanimously agreed that an intervention is required to address the concerns raised by South African medical students studying in Cuba".

260 soon-to-be-doctors return to SA from Cuba

2018-07-08 22:00

A total of 260 students sent to study medicine in Cuba have returned to South Africa and will soon be helping with the health of the nation, the KwaZulu-Natal Health Department has said.

Officials say company in Cuba crash had safety complaints

2018-05-20 07:44

The Mexican charter company whose plane crashed in Havana, killing 110 people aboard, has been the subject of two serious complaints over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba's national airline.

More than 100 killed in Cuba airliner crash

2018-05-19 06:56

Cuban state media reported that three women had been pulled alive from the mangled wreckage and were in critical condition in hospital.

Miguel Diaz-Canel, 57, selected as next president of Cuba

2018-04-18 21:57

Cuban officials have selected 57-year-old First Vice President Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez as the sole candidate to succeed Raul Castro as president of Cuba.

Fidel Castro's son kills himself - state media

2018-02-02 07:44

The oldest son of late Cuban leader Fidel Castro has killed himself after months of treatment for depression, state media has reported.

Among Obama's foreign gifts: Cigars and rum from Raul Castro

2018-01-11 11:38

Cuban leader Raul Castro presented former US president Barack Obama, his family and a top aide with gifts, including cigars and rum, worth more than $2 000 in the final two years of his second term, according to federal documents posted online.

Cuba honours Fidel on anniversary

2017-11-24 15:01

Cuba is commemorating the first anniversary of the death of revolutionary father Fidel Castro as it looks ahead to the post-Castro era.

Philippe dumps heavy rain in Bahamas

2017-10-29 19:07

Rain from Tropical Storm Philippe has eased up in Florida but continues to batter the northwestern Bahamas and Cuba.

Sonic attack on US diplomats? Cubans don't believe it

2017-10-14 07:23

A bizarre string of attacks on diplomats in Havana has sent US relations with Cuba to their lowest level in decades.

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