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...


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...


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