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...


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...


Editorial

Two weeks ago, a landslide in the Repi area of Addis Abeba, commonly kn...


Agenda

The health sector has always been an issue that has long concerned the...


Fineline

There could perhaps be no political party in the wo...


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In today's growing market place, many businesses are trying to make pro...


Viewpoint

Uncertainty surrounding one of President Barack Obama’s signature...


Opinion

There are some studies which suggest the primary reason for the creatio...


View From Arada

It has been almost six months since the announcement of the state of em...


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