President is in hospital

NAIROBI - Somalia's president is suffering from bronchitis and is using an oxygen mask, an official said yesterday as 73-year-old Abdullahi Yusuf spent the second day in hospital in Kenya.

NAIROBI - Somalia's president is suffering from bronchitis and is using an oxygen mask, an official said yesterday as 73-year-old Abdullahi Yusuf spent the second day in hospital in Kenya.

Yusuf has had chronic health problems for years and received a new liver in 1996. His health creates more uncertainty for the country, whose government is battling an Islamic insurgency. "The president is using an oxygen mask. He has bronchitis," said the official . - Sapa-AP

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