From BBC.... http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/7570285.stmMzee, tunaomba source. Isije ikawa yale yale ya kuzusha. Maana toka saa 4h30 nafikiri BBC au CNN wangeshatoa, Llakini nimecheck BBC sasa hivi sioni story hiyo.
its true i have confirmedZambia's leader Levy Mwanawasa, 59, has died in a Paris hospital after suffering a stroke in June.
Vice-President Rupiah Banda, who is expected to take over as acting leader, made the announcement on state TV.
President Mwanawasa suffered a stroke at an African Union summit in Egypt and was then flown to France, where he had remained in hospital.
He came to prominence recently for being one of the African leaders most critical of the violence in Zimbabwe.
Mr Mwanawasa's health was an issue during his presidency.
In April 2006, he suffered a minor stroke four months before general elections.
May God Rest His Sould In Peace and His Angels Look Over People Of Zambia At This Difficult Time Of Mourning The Death Their Leader.JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (CNN) -- Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa died Tuesday at a hospital in Paris, France, nearly two months after suffering a stroke, a Zambian official told CNN.
He was 59.
Mwanawasa fell ill in late June at an African Union summit in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, Zambian officials said at the time.
He was taken from a hospital in Egypt to an intensive care unit in Paris, but initial reports that he died days later turned out to be false.
Mwanawasa would have turned 60 on September 3.
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