26 November 2016
I remember hearing his name as a kid in Liberia. Cuba's former president Fidel Castro, one of the world's longest-serving, has died aged 90.His younger brother and successor as president Raul Castro announced the news on state television.
Castro toppled the government in 1959, introducing a Communist revolution. He defied the US for decades, surviving many assassination plots.
His supporters said he had given Cuba back to the people. Critics saw him as a dictator.