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...


There appears to be a shift of sorts in the balance of power at the House of the Revolutionary Democrats…


There appears to be a shift of sorts in the balance of power at the House of the Revolutionary Democrats, gossip observed. The recent meeting by the Council of the EPRDFites has been the political battleground between th...


Leaders of the ruling EPRDF, who have been foolhardy…


Leaders of the ruling EPRDF, who have been foolhardy in taking the public for granted, are now in a frantic mood, bidding for time to fix what is broken in their governance, claims gossip. A meeting of their executive co...


There is a rather peculiar group based in Addis Abeba known among a few circles…


There is a rather peculiar group based in Addis Abeba known among a few circles as the Donors Assistance Group (DAG). Its palms are wide as its hands are long. As is deducible by its name, it is an exclusive club of Ethi...


Just this week, the Tourism Council, chaired by Prime Minister Hailemariam…


Just this week, the Tourism Council, chaired by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, launched its new national branding of Ethiopia as a “land of origins”. But there are many who would describe Ethiopia as a “land...


There may not have been an American presidential election…


There may not have been an American presidential election over the past almost 40 years as impactful to Ethiopia as the current electoral battle between the Democratic, Hillary Clinton, and the Republican, Donald Trump,...


Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn and Kenya’s President, Uhuru Kenyatta…


If there are leaders in the Greater East Africa region with mutually congenial relationships, little can be found beyond the one between Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn and Kenya’s President, Uhuru Ke...


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The news that the Administration of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn...


Agenda

Ashenafi Beza has been in the business of renting out construction mach...


Fineline

The manner in which the current leadership of the O...


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With the rush to develop Ethiopia and make the country one among middle...


Viewpoint

A recent World Bank report entitled, “Why So Idle? Wages and Emp...


Opinion

The dark specter of evil (the begetter of war) smiles upon this earth,...


View From Arada

When people travel to a new city or town, they might notice the transpo...


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