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...


A Candidate for the top job at the African Development Bank (AfDB)


Come December 31, 2014, Ethiopia will likely declare its fielding of a candidate for the top job at the African Development Bank (AfDB), the continent’s most important financial institution, gossip disclosed. After a t...


The frantic effort to patch up documents in a bid to produce the second generation of the nation’s GTP..


The frantic effort to patch up documents in a bid to produce the second generation of the nation’s Growth and Transformation Plan is in the making. The two able technocrats, Getachew Adem and his boss, Mekonnen Manyaze...


Fineline-The embattled leaders of South Sudan have had enough with Addis Abeba…


A story in the international media suggests that the embattled leaders of South Sudan have had enough with Addis Abeba - the main destination of negotiations to bring peace since civil war broke out almost two years ago.


A tug of war between the government of Djibouti and the Sheikhs of Dubai…


Despite a tug of war between the government of Djibouti and the Sheikhs of Dubai, a senior official of the latter, Ahmed Bin Sulayem (Sultan), believes DP World - an Emirati marine terminal operator - will have its opera...


The Revolutionary Democrats could get hard-headed…


The Revolutionary Democrats could get hard-headed, thus a source of frustration to their earnest friends here and abroad, gossip observed. Often deeply ideological and at times distrustful of the intent of advices made t...


The migration of highly skilled and experienced personnel from…


The migration of highly skilled and experienced personnel from the public to the private sector remains pervasive, gossip observed. This has a highly stressful impact on the political and bureaucratic elite in the govern...


Ethiopia’s foreign policy is anchored on…


Ethiopia’s foreign policy is anchored on three pillars: economic diplomacy, engaging members of the Diaspora and promoting a stable geopolitical landscape in the region. The command centre of these national aspirations...


Heads of State Arrive for US-Africa Leaders’ Summit


Several heads of state from the African continent descended this week on Washington DC, to attend the US-Africa Leaders’ Summit. It appears to be part of a great rivalry between countries, such as China, primarily, but...


General Uneasiness in the Camp


There is a general sense of uneasiness in the camp of the Revolutionary Democrats exactly one year before the national elections to be held in May 2015; not for reasons many may suspect though, gossip observed. Losing...


The bilateral relation between Ethiopia and China…


The bilateral relation between Ethiopia and China has never been at the height of its glory as it appears now, gossip observed. Ever since 200 Chinese laborers arrived in the highlands of Ethiopia in January 1868, buildi...


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Last week saw a series of events where the political bigwigs from the f...


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The cement industry in Ethiopia, although still largely untapped, is se...


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It is unusual for a federal agency to get estranged...


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Recently, the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) had announced the mandato...


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Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) disproportionately affect women and...


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Until very recently, Turkey was a proudly democratic Middle Eastern cou...


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We often underestimate the importance of time managiment. Especially in...


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