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Cambodia bars entry to travelers from 10 African countries

Nov. 30, 2021 05:57 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia has barred entry to travelers from 10 African countries, citing the threat from the new omicron coronavirus variant. The move, announced in a Health Ministry statement issued late Monday, came just two weeks after Cambodia reopened...

Wilbur Smith, prolific author of adventure tales, dies at 88

Nov. 14, 2021 17:34 PM EST

Wilbur Smith, a bestselling author who wrote dozens of adventure novels, has died at age 88. Smith died unexpectedly at his home in Cape Town, South Africa, on Saturday, his office said in an obituary posted on the website wilbursmithbooks.com. A cause of death was not...

Zambia's parliament elects first female speaker amid changes

Sep. 03, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zambia’s parliament has elected its first female speaker, days after new President Hakainde Hichilema began shaking up the government by firing security commanders and promising economic reforms. In August the long-time opposition leader was...