Zimbabwe opposition leader critically ill in S/African hospital

Zimbabwe Opposition Leader's Cancer Is Said to Worsen

Zimbabwe Opposition Leader's Cancer Is Said to Worsen

Nelson Chamisa as the acting President of the party by operation of the Constitution until the President's return.

This was after Mr Tsvangirai's spokesperson Mr Luke Tamborinyoka had released a statement purportedly from his boss appointing Mr Chamisa as the acting MDC-T president.

The 65 year-old has been in and out of hospital and returned to South Africa in early January for medical care.

PDP is the first coalition partner to come clean on its preferred leader for MDC-T, as this also impacts on who leads the MDC Alliance.

Met Éireann extend weather warning as cold spell continues
The warning follows a night of very low temperatures across the country, leaving snow on the ground in many places this morning. But will the worst of the weather miss Peterborough completely? Snow is expected to fall in many parts of the country tonight.

The Tendai Biti-led People's Democratic Party also appears to have warmed up to Chamisa's candidature, with party secretary-general, Settlement Chikwinya saying they were ready to work with the MDC-T deputy leader even up to the date when the Nomination Court sits to accept presidential candidates for this year's election.

MDC-T youth assembly leader Happymore Chidziva, Wednesday, demanded a national executive meeting to deal with the "state of the party".

Under former president Robert Mugabe, he was regularly insulted, personally, and massively abused by the state-controlled media and mocked mercilessly by Zanu-PF leaders.

Her allies have in previous times argued that her gender and ethnic background, hailing from Matabeleland region, have played a huge role in disqualifying Dr Khupe's claim to the MDC-T throne, an argument seriously debated within the party.

Jerome Powell swears as president of the Federal Reserve with fearful markets
Although expansion progressed progressively over past nine years, inflation remained mysteriously low, as Powell acknowledged. In the past few years, for example, Powell has voted for Yellen's gradual interest rate increases.

"Those of us sincerely concerned about the Zimbabwean voters & their MDC-T must impress upon the 2014 congressionally elected leadership at their level to take decisive corrective measures against the use of president @mrtsvangirai's name to propagate unconstitutional-ism".

This intense shuffling to land the MDC-T's top job has been ignited by wide speculation party leader Morgan Tsvangirai's deteriorating health could force him to step down as it becomes apparent he may fail to recover in time to contest elections slated for mid-year.

MDC's Gutu said there were no divisions within the party and accused the ruling-Zanu PF of spreading the rumours.

Russian athletes appeal Olympic ban in late push to compete
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