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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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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