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...


The newly installed administration of Hailemariam Desalegn….


The newly installed administration of Hailemariam Desalegn has begun rolling itself, challenged from the outset with an impending drought, which will no doubt, test its competence to deliver close to one-ninth of Ethiopi...


The government of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn is set to embark on its fully mandated terms next week.


The government of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn is set to embark on its fully mandated terms next week. Returning from New York, where he had addressed the UN Assembly, he took a two-day break staying at his reside...


The house cleaning exercise within the Revolutionary Democrats’ camp concluded


The house cleaning exercise within the Revolutionary Democrats’ camp appears to have come to a conclusion; they seem to have almost done with the designations of their ranks entrusted with the leadership of the four ma...


Revolutionary Democrats and their Ambition


The greatest ambition of the Revolutionary Democrats is to see their developmental state agenda attain a hegemonic status during their rule over Ethiopia. However, if their critics here and abroad see this as a smokescre...


Homage to China


Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has paid homage to China, immediately after his position as chairman of the EPRDF was cemented and his place in the governing party left unambiguous. This was not the case with his...


Gossip heard a political humour, making a round on the streets of Meqelle….


Gossip heard a political humour, making a round on the streets of Meqelle, the seat of the Tigray Regional State, following the congress of the TPLF. The incumbent chairman of the party, Abay Woldu, was “scored among t...


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