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The following are news items in Zambia’s major media outlets on on Sunday.

— The Zambian government has dismissed reports that it plans to ban the Catholic Church.

Minister of Religious Affairs Godfridah Sumaili said the stories circulating on social media are false and intended to cause divisions and disrupt peace in the country. ((Times of Zambia)

— Zambian President Edgar Lungu has challenged farmers to be competitive and produce more maize if they wanted a 10 percent tax on exports to be waived.

Lungu said farmers should invest heavily to produce more crops for local consumption and export. (Zambia Daily Mail)

— The police in Zambia have warned stakeholders against issuing statements that had the capacity to cause anarchy in the country.

The police said they were concerned by calls from some stakeholders advocating solidarity marches and protests to press for the release of leading opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema who has been charged with treason. (Daily Nation) Enditem

Source: Xinhua/