Kifo cha Castro kimetangazwa kwenye Televisheni ya Taifa na Rais wa sasa wa nchi hiyo ambaye ni mdogo wa marehemu, Raul Castro.
Castro alichukua madaraka ya nchi hiyo baada ya kufanya mapinduzi mnamo mwaka 1959 na kuiongoza Cuba kwa miaka 49, kabla ya kuachia ngazi February 2008 na kumkabidhi uongozi mdogo wake, Raul Castro kufuatia kuugua kwa muda mrefu.
Miaka miwili kabla, mdogo wake , Raul alishikila madaraka ya kaka yake wakati kaka yake alipofanyiwa upasuaji wa dharula wa utumbo mpana.
CHANZO: BBC NEWS
Baada ya Malkia Elizabeth II na Mfalme wa Thailand, kiongozi huyo wa Cuba ni wa tatu duniani kwa kukaa madarakani kwa muda murefu zaidi.
Wafuasi wake wamekuwa wakiamini kuwa, Castro ndiye aliyeirudisha Cuba kwa wananchi wake huku wapinzani wakipinga uongozi wake wa kimabavu.
Obituary: Fidel Castro
In April, Fidel Castro gave a rare speech on the final day of the country’s Communist Party congress.
He acknowledged his advanced age but said Cuban communist concepts were still valid and the Cuban people “will be victorious”.
“I’ll soon be 90,” the former president said, adding that this was “something I’d never imagined”.
“Soon I’ll be like all the others, “to all our turn must come,” Fidel Castro said.
Fidel Castro’s key dates
1926: Born in the south-eastern Oriente Province of Cuba
1953: Imprisoned after leading an unsuccessful rising against Batista’s regime
1955: Released from prison under an amnesty deal
1956: With Che Guevara, begins a guerrilla war against the government
1959: Defeats Batista, sworn in as prime minister of Cuba
1960: Fights off CIA-sponsored Bay of Pigs invasion by Cuban exiles
1962: Sparks Cuban missile crisis by agreeing that USSR can deploy nuclear missiles in Cuba
1976: Elected president by Cuba’s National Assembly
1992: Reaches an agreement with US over Cuban refugees
2008: Stands down as president of Cuba due to health issues
Source: Global Publisher