LUSAKA, Dec. 28 — The following are news highlights in Zambia’s major media outlets on Friday.
— Leaders in central and southern Africa have called on political parties and civil society organizations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to exercise restraint to ensure Sunday elections take place in a peaceful environment. (Times of Zambia)
— Zambian President Edgar Lungu says he will not attend inter-party talks organized by the church mother bodies meant to iron out contentious issues following the disputed 2016 polls as he was not invited.(Zambia Daily Mail)
— The Zambian government has committed itself to strengthen its monitoring and evaluation systems at different government levels in order to ensure that development efforts reach intended objectives.(Daily Nation)
— An opposition political leader in Zambia says fighting corruption will not yield any positive results because the current government lacks political will to fight the vice.(The Mast)