Zambia's deputy leader says President Levy Mwanawasa has undergone minor surgery in France to improve his breathing.
Vice President Rupiah Banda says Tuesday the president is in
stable condition following the operation which took place Monday
Mr. Mwanawasa suffered a stroke during a visit to
Egypt on June 29 and was transferred to a Paris military hospital
last week for treatment.
Mr. Mwanawasa is 59 years old and has
served as Zambian president since 2002. He suffered a mild stroke in
2006 before being re-elected that year.
Mr. Mwanawasa also is the leader of the Southern African Development Community.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.