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The following are news highlights in Zambia’s major media outlets on Saturday.

— Crop-munching armyworms have now invaded maize fields covering 34,000 hectares of land in 18 districts of Zambia, affecting more than 44,300 farmers.

Vice-President Inonge Wina, under whose office the issue of disasters fall, however said pesticides were being readied for distribution to all provincial centers across the country. (Times of Zambia)

— Council workers in Zambia have threatened to go on work stoppage unless authorities pay them their two months salary arrears.

Kingsley Zulu, president of the Zambia United Local Authorities Workers Union said the council workers have given the government a seven-day ultimatum in which to pay the salaries before the workers paralyze operations. (Daily Nation) Enditem

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