Major quake hits Caribbean, triggering evacuations

2020-01-29 10:28

A major 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck Tuesday in the Caribbean between Jamaica and Cuba, triggering a brief tsunami alert and sending hundreds of people pouring onto the streets of Havana.

ANC wishes Zuma well if reports of him taking ill were 'to be true'

2019-12-08 20:25

It seems the ANC is just as surprised as most people by news reports that former president Jacob Zuma had taken ill and is undergoing treatment in Cuba.

US targets Cuba tourism with tighter airline sanctions

2019-10-19 12:30

The US moved to further hurt Cuba's vital tourism industry by tightening the ability of the country's airlines to lease aircraft.

First transgender couple married in Cuba

2019-07-19 10:38

A transgender couple married in Cuba this week, a first on the island nation where sexual minorities have long suffered discrimination.

US moves to bar American tourists from visiting Cuba

2019-06-05 10:40

The Trump administration clamped down on US tourist visits to Cuba Tuesday, aiming to cut the flow of dollars to a country that Washington accuses of helping prop up Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

Time to rethink our foreign relations

2019-04-14 10:00

In our foreign policy, we have to balance our interests. There is nothing wrong with rethinking our relationships with countries that were on our side in the fight against apartheid, writes Phumlani Majozi.

WATCH: Meteorite hits Cuba, setting social media on fire

2019-02-03 11:39

The meteorite came down in pieces just outside the city of Vinales. WATCH.

WATCH: Tornado hits Havana; Cuban president says 3 dead, 172 hurt

2019-01-28 22:57

A tornado and pounding rains have smashed into the eastern part of Cuba's capital

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.


Cuba gets first prime minister in over 40 years

2019-12-22 10:57

Cuba's first prime minister in more than four decades - long-serving tourism minister Manuel Marrero - took office Saturday as the country resurrected a post last held by Fidel Castro.

'You're busting my nuts here' - Hillary Clinton posts parody Kennedy letter mocking Trump

2019-10-21 10:24

Hillary Clinton has posted a joke letter on Twitter supposedly sent by John F Kennedy during the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, written in the excitable style of US President Donald Trump's recent letter to Turkey.

WATCH: Why Cuba's streets are flooded with classic cars

2019-07-24 08:14

About 60 000 classic cars fill the streets of Cuba, and a trip isn't complete without a ride. Cubans have used their ingenuity to keep these decades-old cars on the streets.

Cuba's overseas medical brigade a repressive sham, ex-staffers say

2019-06-10 12:17

A great source of pride for communist Cuba is a medical corps that has fanned out across the globe for decades to help people in troubled or poor countries.

SA's foreign relations rest on common interests and goals – not political regimes

2019-04-29 19:00

When South Africa reintegrated into international affairs, our foreign policy was conceptualised under Nelson Mandela's leadership. We live by the maxim that we "are at peace with the world and ourselves", writes Ndivhuwo Mabaya.

Cuba votes on updated constitution, accepts private property

2019-02-25 11:40

Cubans were asked to send an overwhelming message of approval for the country's communist system as its founding generation of geriatric former guerrillas cedes the public spotlight to a new class of middle-aged bureaucrats.

WATCH: Top world news stories, January 29

2019-01-29 06:16

Here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH..

WATCH: Cubans get full internet access on their mobile phones

2018-12-06 05:17

Cubans will be able to get full internet access on their mobile phones, but the service will still be unaffordable to many.

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.

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