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Cuba celebrates 60 years of revolution amid challenges and change

For the first time since 1976, Cuba's president is not a Castro

Handshakes that shook the world

When the leaders of North and South Korea reached across the Military Demarcation Line to shake hands, they symbolically united the peninsula

Cuba’s new president: What to expect

Miguel Díaz-Canel, a Communist Party loyalist, is expected to succeed Raúl Castro as president of Cuba, but will this change bring prosperity?

Qhawe lamaqhawe!: Read President Zuma’s moving tribute to Fidel Castro

President Zuma attended the funeral of former Cuban president Fidel Castro, where he delivered a graceful tribute.

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro dead at 90

"I have never been afraid of death," Castro said in 2002. "I have never been concerned about death."

Visiting Obama says ‘change going to happen’ in Cuba

United States President Barack Obama makes a rare visit to Cuba this week. This after his December 2014 announcement of renewed relations with Cuba.

Cuba raises flag in Washington as embassy reopens after half a century

Cuba's foreign minister takes the hugely symbolic step of raising his country's flag at a newly designated embassy in Washington.

US, Cuba clash over immigration at start of talks

In the first round of historic talks between the two countries, the US vowed to continue giving Cubans safe haven, despite Cuba's objections.

Hope and anger after Obama shakes Castro’s hand

It was a small gesture: a handshake between Barack Obama and Raul Castro. It's just what Nelson Mandela would have wanted, but does it amount to more?

Obama, Castro shake hands at Mandela memorial

US President Barack Obama has shaken hands with Cuba's Raul Castro, a rare gesture between the two ideologically opposed nations.

Cuba’s lesson for capitalism

The 1950s Cuban revolution led to an egalitarian society with many admirable features.

Cuba plans to pardon almost 3 000 prisoners

President Raul Castro has announced his intentions to release about 3 000 prisoners for 'humanitarian reasons' and reform onerous travel laws.

Angola veteran appointed as Cuba’s new defence minister

Cuba's General Leopoldo Cintra Frias, a hero of military campaigns in Angola and Ethiopia, has been named as the country's new defence minister.

Cuba shuffle, geriatrics shuttle

Raul Castro has proposed term limits for Cuba's rulers, including himself, in an unprecedented effort to rejuvenate the island's political leadership.

Cuba: Old guard keep vice-like grip on power

Hopes of a major shake-up at a landmark Communist Party congress in Cuba have been dashed as the old guard kept a vice-like grip on power.

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Zuma, Zondo play the waiting game

The former president says he will talk once the courts have ruled, but the head of the state capture inquiry appears resigned to letting the clock run out as the commission's deadline nears

Stern warning against Covid greets Mthembu’s death

The ANC has slammed conspiracy theorists and cautioned against showing complacency towards the deadly virus

Lala ngoxolo Mvelase Jackson Mthembu

In his announcement, President Cyril Ramaphosa called the late minister ‘a life-long champion of freedom and democracy’

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