It is unusual for a federal agency to get estranged with the very administration it…



It is unusual for a federal agency to get estranged with the very administration it belongs to. Yet, that is what is happening with the Ethiopian Policy Studies & Research Centre (EPSRC), runs under the directorship...


The results of the last national elections have no doubt undermined…


The results of the last national elections have no doubt undermined the hopes for competitive multiparty democracy in Ethiopia. Not even the staunch supporters of the EPRDFites have the courage to stand in defence of it,...


There has been no time when the Revolutionary Democrats were as fragmented…


There has been no time when the Revolutionary Democrats were as fragmented since their formation in 1989 as they are now, claims gossip. The fracture along several layers is mind-boggling, gossip observed. One is the...


There could perhaps be no political party in the world that has mastered the art of self-flagellation…


There could perhaps be no political party in the world that has mastered the art of self-flagellation as the EPRDF does, gossip observes. It is a Maoist culture successfully used during its era of insurgency, fighting a...


Djibouti’s President, Ismail Omar Guelleh, known among close circles as IOG, is due to arrive here in Addis…


Djibouti’s President, Ismail Omar Guelleh, known among close circles as IOG, is due to arrive here in Addis this week, for a three-day state visit. Born and raised in Dire Dawa, he is no stranger to Ethiopia. Among cou...


The rift between leaders of the TPLF and the ANDM


There is perhaps no one in the sub-region as perceptive on Ethiopia’s internal dynamics as neighboring Sudan can be, claims gossip. Khartoum appears to have the knack for seeing through the layers of Ethiopia’s polit...


The current leadership of the OPDO is now rocking the boat among the Revolutionary Democrats


The manner in which the current leadership of the Oromo Peoples' Democratic Organization (OPDO), Messrs Lemma Megerssa, chairman, and Worqneh Gebeyehu (PhD), deputy, came to power was conventional neither to the party it...


The popular saying that history repeats itself…


The popular saying that history repeats itself was more evident two weeks ago during the summit by heads of state of the African Union (AU). The top most agendas of the summit might have been the election of a new chairp...


Time changes everything…


  Time changes everything, so says the popular English dictum. So true, claims gossip considering how much things have changed over the past 25 years since the fall of the mili...


Ethiopia’s political system has a lot to go for before it masters…


Ethiopia’s political system has a lot to go for before it masters safeguards on untamed political power of those in charge of the executive branch of the government, says gossip. It has always been the case that whoeve...


There was perhaps no time when the leadership of the Revolutionary Democrats…


There was perhaps no time when the leadership of the Revolutionary Democrats has been as polarized as now, gossip noticed. In fact, some at the gossip corridors rather prefer the word “multipolarized” to describe the...


Addis Abeba is in a bizarre mood lately…


Addis Abeba is in a bizarre mood lately. And for a good reason. Business is in all-time slow due largely to the hold up in the federal government’s budget disbursement; the subsequent crunch in liquidity; the shortage...


The administration of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn…


The administration of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn had one of its rare emergency cabinet meetings on Saturday afternoon, gossip disclosed. It was called to discuss the alarming deterioration of the security situat...


In the midst of leadership paralysis, the Revolutionary Democrats have…


In the midst of leadership paralysis, the Revolutionary Democrats have continued to be overwhelmed by resistance from within, gossip observed. Suffice to say that the elections of Lemma Megerssa and Worqneh Gebeyehu (PhD...


In the House of the Revolutionary Democrats, comrades neither retire nor resign…


In the House of the Revolutionary Democrats, comrades neither retire nor resign; they are assigned to whatever role the Party deems fit and dispatched to wherever it is decided useful, gossip heard. If those at the gossi...


There is so much and so little happening in the world of the Revolutionary Democrats…


There is so much and so little happening in the world of the Revolutionary Democrats all at the same time; and it’s a paradox, claims gossip. There is little because whatever they are up to in addressing the unprece...


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