Fidel Castro

Ahmed Kathrada: A Tribute to Fidel Castro

On Saturday, the globe woke up to the news of the death of leader of the Cuban revolution, Fidel Castro. On our screens, we saw some mourning the charismatic leader who started his revolution with a small band of people in the Sierra Maestra Mountains, eventually leading to the overthrow[…]

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Cuba’s former leader Fidel Castro dead at 90

Fidel Castro, a titan of the Cold War who defied 11 American presidents and thrust Cuba onto the world stage, is dead at age 90. Cuban state-run television said the former long-time president died at 7pm local time on Saturday. Castro’s brother and current president, Raul Castro, confirmed the news.[…]

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ANC celebrates Fidel Castro’s 90th birthday

The African National Congress (ANC) extended its best wishes to Fidel Castro on his 90th birthday on Saturday. “Comrade Castro is a longstanding supporter and friend of the ANC and the South African people‚ and remains a global icon for his commitment to the internationalism and solidarity of the nations[…]

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A frail Fidel Castro bids farewell in ‘last speech’

Fidel Castro, Cuba’s longtime former president, has delivered a farewell speech to the Communist party Congress in the capital, Havana, and called for safeguarding communist ideals. The leader of the 1959 revolution, which overthrew the US-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista, emerged from seclusion on Tuesday to muse about death and provide[…]

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