Top news items in major Zambia media outlets

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LUSAKA, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- The following are news highlights in Zambia's major media outlets on Wednesday.

-- A Zambian mine has suspended its operations and placed 351 workers on forced paid leave due to lack of concentrate fed from its sister companies in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Joseph Chewe, president of the Mineworkers Union of Zambia, said his office was in receipt of a letter from the Chambishi Metals on the Copperbelt Province informing the union of its decision. (Zambia Daily Mail)

-- Twenty-one Somalis and Ethiopians have been arrested in northern Zambia's Nakonde district for illegal entry into the country.

District Commissioner Field Simwinga said 30 illegal immigrants were spotted on the outskirts of the district but security forces only managed to arrest 21 while others escaped. (Times of Zambia)

-- The Zambian government says a credit scheme meant to provide affordable financing to small and medium enterprises will start operations by the end of the first quarter of this year.

Minister of Finance Margaret Mwanakatwe said the Zambia Credit Guarantee Scheme will significantly help to reduce the current high interest rates being charged by financial institutions. (Daily Nation)

-- An opposition leader has accused Zambian President Edgar Lungu of lacking capacity in fighting corruption for refusing to fire a minister who was recently arrested for corruption.

Wynter Kabimba, leader of the opposition Rainbow Party and a former justice minister in late President Michael Sata's government, said Lungu's refusal to fire his minister was a clear demonstration that he had no political will to fight corruption. (The Mast) Enditem

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