Zambian leader 'in a semi-coma but still alive'

SHARM EL-SHEIK - The head of of the Egyptian hospital that treated Zambia's president has said he was in a semi-coma but "still alive" when evacuated to Paris from Egypt.

SHARM EL-SHEIK - The head of of the Egyptian hospital that treated Zambia's president has said he was in a semi-coma but "still alive" when evacuated to Paris from Egypt.

Saeed Abdel Fattah Essa said the Zambian president had a "brain haemorrhage" which Egyptian doctors managed to stop. Essa also said that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak visited the Zambian leader at the hospital.

President Levy Mwanawasa was rushed to hospital on Sunday after he fell ill at the African Union summit. His vice-president said on Tuesday that he was stable. - Sapa-AP

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