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,...


For many businesses in Addis Abeba, last week ought to have been a time tempting even adults to believe there is something of a “Father Christmas” in their lives


For many businesses in Addis Abeba, last week ought to have been a time tempting even adults to believe there is something of a “Father Christmas” in their lives, quips gossip. Several of them were showered with “C...


These are indeed trying days for any business involved in manufacturing


These are indeed trying days for any business involved in manufacturing, gossip observed. Undeclared but frequent power shedding on top of credit crunch from the financial industry, not to mention the bureaucratic hassle...


Ethiopian finance industry saw something of an unusual development


Last week, the Ethiopian finance industry saw something of an unusual development. Touted as the first of its kind, two state-owned banks were made to join each other. Rhetoric aside though, the “merger” between t...


Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, who has many worrisome nights with …


Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, who has many worrisome nights with the prospect of having over 10 million Ethiopians going hungry due to drought, had his latest cabinet meeting on Friday, placing at the top of the a...


Hailemariam’s Administration Remains Mute on the Destination of Newly Appointed Diplomats


The first batch of diplomats since the induction of the current administration has been posted to overseas missions, after Mulatu Teshome (PhD), himself a diplomat before his current position as president of the nation,...


Time for Hailemariam to walk his talk on fighting corruption


The gap between the declaration of intent by the Revolutionary Democrats to fight petty corruption, grand kickbacks, nepotism and poor delivery of public services on the one hand; and, the aggravated public uproar as a r...


Shock and disbelief with Central Bank Governor’s…


To the utter shock and disbelief of many of those in the private sector and their counterparts in the nation`s banks, central bank Governor, Teklewold Atnafu, made a statement last week, which, on the surface, appeared b...


The lot of the troubled and troublesome leader up in Ethiopia’s north……..


The buzz in Addis Abeba last week was on the lot of the troubled and troublesome leader up in Ethiopia’s north. President Isaias Afeworqi of Eritrea, fondly called Wedi Afom, among his admirers, was speculated to have...


An elephant in a room……..


In that location there is an elephant in a room, which almost everyone in the administration of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn pretends not to see, gossip noticed. Spare from the list Suleiman Dedefo, Ethiopia’s A...


The appointment of a couple of dozens state ministers…


The administration of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has rolled out the appointment of a couple of dozens state ministers at the beginning of last week, gossip disclosed. Some of them have four, such as in the case...


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