The Revolutionary Democrats have finally come around to realise what is going on…



The Revolutionary Democrats have finally come around to realise what is going on in the economy they have helped to keep up and running for over a decade now. With the increasing incursion into the economy by the Chinese...


The global campaign to see Ethiopia’s Foreign Minister, Tedros Adhanom…


The global campaign to see Ethiopia’s Foreign Minister, Tedros Adhanom (PhD), as the next chief of the UN’s World Health Organisation (WHO) is in full swing, gossip observed. The Minister himself has been shuttling a...


Kinfe Dagnew (B. Gen.) was busy last week conducting a series…


Kinfe Dagnew (B. Gen.) was busy last week conducting a series of meetings with members of the private sector, gossip disclosed. It was part of his charm offensive to contain damages in the state company he runs, the Meta...


The 25th anniversary for the EPRDFites…


If success should be measured by mere self-preservation, by staying in power for as long as a quarter of a century, the EPRDFites pass with flying colours. Not many had thought in May 1991 that they would have lasted thi...


The first ever-international summit to discuss humanitarian crises…


The first ever-international summit to discuss humanitarian crises in the world is called by the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon. Scheduled to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, on Monday, the summit has already...


It is as if there is a great gold rush, of a different sort, in the making, claims gossip.


It is as if there is a great gold rush, of a different sort, in the making, claims gossip. Suddenly, what has been perceived for far too long as impossible has become possible. Whether or not the government gives its nod...


Addis Abeba has been caught by a rare but collective lividness last week…


Addis Abeba has been caught by a rare but collective lividness last week, following the news that people were killed and children were abducted from the country’s western-most frontiers. The indignation felt by the adm...


A brand new think-tank, re-christianized from its original…


A brand new think-tank, re-christianized from its original name to Centre for Research, Dialogue & Cooperation (CRDC), was launched last week. Its first appearance was marked by rather and refreshing discourses on fo...


Almost all the bigwigs of the Revolutionary Democrats descended…


Almost all the bigwigs of the Revolutionary Democrats descended on Guba on Saturday, April 2, 2016, the site of their signature project, Africa’s biggest hydro dam in the making. They were there to mark the fifth anniv...


Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has had a series of public appearances lately, making seemingly unrelated remarks…


Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has had a series of public appearances lately, making seemingly unrelated remarks. But they are revelations of the political paralysis deep at the heart of the ruling coalition he lead...


Discussing the extent and enormity of shortcomings by Ethiopia’s judicial system is simply stating the obvious. ..


Discussing the extent and enormity of shortcomings by Ethiopia’s judicial system is simply stating the obvious. It is a matter acknowledged by those at the highest echelons of power. What has been little known and a...


In countries where the law is supreme and political crises are resolved in courts…


In countries where the law is supreme and political crises are resolved in courts of the highest order, who gets appointed to serve at constitutional or supreme courts is a battleground for political parties, both incumb...


Geopolitical affairs in the Horn of Africa and the Middle East…


Geopolitical affairs in the Horn of Africa and the Middle East are unravelling in a way that changes the dynamics of relationships between nations. Past friends are now foes and rivals have become friends, while global p...


The state of governance in the Oromia Regional State has become a recurrent nightmare for those in charge….


The state of governance in the Oromia Regional State has become a recurrent nightmare for those in charge, gossip observed. Despite heavy-handed responses from federal law enforcement agencies, with enormous casualties i...


During its rule of over two decades, the EPRDF government faces occasional condemnation and at times threats from foreign entities…


During its rule of over two decades, the EPRDF government faces occasional condemnation and at times threats from foreign entities such as the Senate and Congress of the United States, and the European Parliament. Althou...


Community leaders and elders from across the Oromia…


Community leaders and elders from across the Oromia Regional State were in Addis Abeba (Finfine) two weeks ago, seeking audience with Aba Dula Gemeda, veteran of the OPDO and currently Speaker of the federal Parliament,...


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


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


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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...


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


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


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


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