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 forex crunch resolved in his lifetime.


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 the second since the loss of their longest...


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 in the White...


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 popular name from its first lead...


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 or the executive body, is a source of con...


The Revolutionary Democrats…


The Revolutionary Democrats have now gone through one of their major undertakings of the past few years; national elections. It is perplexing though to see an outcome which has displeased both the winners and losers, gos...


No other national elections held over the past two decades have a result as obvious as the one held today


This Sunday, no less than 35 million Ethiopians are to visit close to 45,000 polling stations across the country, to cast their ballots for a political party they prefer to govern them over the coming five years. With an...


An opportunity has presented


An opportunity has presented itself to Ethiopia for the second time in the 50 year history of the continent’s premier bank, gossip claims. The first, in the early 1990s, was lost due to the failure of the most likely c...


If there is such a thing as a perfect storm …


If there is such a thing as a perfect storm, last week was one for Ethiopia. From senseless, but deadly attacks in South Africa to the crossfire in Yemen and the capsized vessel on the high seas of the Mediterranean, the...


No love lost


There is no love lost between the Revolutionary Democrats in Ethiopia and those in the business world, claims gossip. They have always pronounced that they have no electoral base with the elite and the private sector; th...


The Revolutionary Democrats at a crossroad?


The Revolutionary Democrats find their state of affairs at a crossroad, gossip observed. Although they may have little by way of differences in their core ideological standings, which is a centre-left position on the ide...


The first potentially divisive policy on strategic affairs appears to have surfaced…


Ever since the passing of their chief priest back in August 2012, the first potentially divisive policy on strategic affairs appears to have surfaced in the camp of the Revolutionary Democrats, gossip revealed. It is abo...


Norway has had a new emissary, Andreas Gaarder, for some time now.


Norway has had a new emissary, Andreas Gaarder, for some time now. His priorities appear to be focusing on cooperating with the host country on earth's climate change and promotion of a green economy, gossip observed. He...


Many in the gossip corridors found it perplexing to see the administration shooting…


Many in the gossip corridors found it perplexing to see the administration shooting itself in the foot last week. Bordering to political naivety, the office in Sufian Ahmed's Ministry outlined potential risks in its pros...


A mild difference of views appears to have emerged between senior ministers both on Menelik II and Africa avenues…


A mild difference of views appears to have emerged between senior ministers both on Menelik II and Africa avenues, gossip claims. The dispute concerns whether to hire a lobby or public relations firm for the Ethiopian st...


Ethiopia’s Parliament has these haphazard moments where it shows its zeal for a bite…


Ethiopia's Parliament has these haphazard moments where it shows its zeal for a bite, gossip observed. Whispers says that in the post-Meles years, MPs take themselves and their roles seriously, they try to hold the admin...


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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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