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…


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…


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,…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


It is the memory of those at the gossip corridors

It is the memory of those at the gossip corridors that the nation’s longest serving finance minister, Sufian Ahmed, once shared in Parliament, his belief that he would not see…


The Revolutionary Democrats…

The Revolutionary Democrats are now set to hold their convention in the town of Meqelle, in August 2015, gossip disclosed. It is a decisive convention held every two years, and…


To the great ire of their political adversaries here and in the Diaspora…

To the great ire of their political adversaries here and in the Diaspora, the Revolutionary Democrats have finally fastened a relationship with the United States, gossip observed. The American administration…


The rise of Houthis in Yemen has…

The rise of Houthis in Yemen has brought a regional dynamic which shapes and reshapes regional alliances, gossip observed. Started out as “Believing Youth” in 1992, the group took its…


Bemused at how unpredictable life can be under the Ethiopian sky

Those at the gossip corridors are often bemused at how unpredictable life can be under the Ethiopian sky. The behaviour of those in positions of power, whether in the legislative…


Editorial

Ethiopia is in the midst of a state of emergency. At a press conference...


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Holidays are mostly considered by the Banks to be a peak season when it...


Fineline

Addis Abeba is in a bizarre mood lately. And for a...


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Over the past decade or so, Ethiopia has been in the limelight of globa...


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Over two-thirds of Africa’s people lack access to electricity. Approx...


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Karl Marx was not such a naive man, as some would be forgiven to think,...


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