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

— Zambia is among four countries expected to benefit from the 265 million U.S. dollars Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) facility aimed at supporting innovative business models in renewable energy and agri-business, among other sectors. (Zambia Daily Mail)

— Stakeholders in northwestern Zambia have recommended that 20 percent of mineral royalties should be redirected to local communities to ensure they also benefit from the mineral wealth. (The Mast)

— Zambia’s main sugar producer recorded a 74 percent drop in exports in the European Union (EU) in 2016 market due to unfavorable conditions experienced in that market. (Daily Nation) Enditem

Source: Xinhua/