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Castro reaffirms Communist rule in Cuba

President Raúl Castro declared victory for the Cuban Revolution on Saturday in a wide-ranging speech, thanking President Obama for “a new chapter” while also reaffirming that restored relations with the United States did not mean the end of Communist rule … Read the rest

World Bank warms to Zim

THE World Bank and donors will next year contribute more than $100 million to the Zimbabwe Reconstruction Fund as the Bretton Woods institute warms up to re-engagement with Zimbabwe following years of acrimony.

Six donors, the European Union, United Kingdom, … Read the rest

Russia to launch SA’s spy satellite

The news site www.russianspaceweb.com carries a report on the Kondor-E, a top secret spy satellite for South Africa’s defence department.

Under the headline “Russia to orbit South-Africa’s first spy satellite”, it claims that South African defence intelligence “planned to use … Read the rest