Zambia's president suffers minor stroke-radio
LUSAKA, Apr 13 (Reuters) Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa, admitted to a London hospital two weeks ago for a routine medical check-up, has suffered a minor stroke but is out of immediate danger, state radio reported today.
ZNBC radio reported Chief Government Spokesman Vernon Mwaanga as saying Mwanawasa suffered a minor stroke and was making steady progress.
Mwanawasa was flown to London on April 1 after his blood pressure rose to abnormally high levels, the government said at the time.
Mwaanga told Reuters today a full government statement would be issued within hours.
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