Top news items in major Zambia media outlets

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LUSAKA, April 5 (Xinhua) -- The following are news highlights in Zambia's major media outlets on Friday.

-- Zambian President Edgar Lungu has urged Konkola Copper Mines, a unit of India's Vedanta Resources, to re-invest in the mine as promised and offset what it owes local contractors and suppliers.

Lungu said KCM owners promised to invest about 1 billion U.S. dollars to ramp up copper production in February this year and said the firm should honor its promise. (Zambia Daily Mail)

-- Zambian President Edgar Lungu plans to engage the Southern African Development Community (SADC)regional bloc to put pressure on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to open up the border and assist the flow of traffic which has caused congestion on the Zambian side.

Lungu said it was unacceptable that the traffic congestion caused by trucks on the Zambian side of the Kasumbalesa border post had reached alarming levels and needed to be stopped. (Times of Zambia)

-- Zambian President Edgar Lungu said he will not hesitate to sign into law a bill aimed at providing a forum to facilitate the amendment of the country's constitution, despite opposition from some stakeholders.

Lungu said he will sign the National Dialogue amendment Bill which was passed in parliament this week once it gets to his office. (Daily Nation)

-- Authorities in Zambia are considering coming up with ways aimed at empowering women to protect themselves against HIV infection in setups where they lack negotiating power. (The Mast) Enditem

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