LUSAKA, Feb.1 (Xinhua) -- The following are news highlights in Zambia's major media outlets on Friday.
-- About 400 people have been left homeless n Zambia's Ndola city on the Copperbelt Province after 57 houses submerged while 15 mud structures collapsed due to heavy rains.
District Commissioner George Chisulo said the incident occurred on Tuesday this week in one of the shanty compounds in the city after a heavy downpour. (Zambia Daily Mail)
-- A Commission of Inquiry instituted to investigate the cause of violence during the 2016 general elections has finalized its work and submitted the report to Zambian President Edgar Lungu.
Lungu said after receiving the report that it will be submitted to the public so that people can make informed comments. (Times of Zambia)
-- Zambia's biggest public university has signed an agreement with a Japanese university for sustainable human capital development in the road sector.
The University of Zambia (UNZA) and Gifu University signed the agreement this week which would address the skills gaps through sharing of technology and technical skills, joint research, student and staff change. (Daily Nation)
-- Zambia has been exempted from playing in the first round qualifier games of the 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) but would join in the second round of qualifiers.
Zambia will join in the second round of the qualifiers on the weekend of July 26-28 2019 when they face the winner between Botswana and Seychelles. (The Mast)