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...


Fineline: Hailemariam: Uncovering a Leader’s Style


For a nation that has a history of leaders who held a patriarchal place in the populace they ruled, the issue and style of leadership remains an intense subject of interest, gossip observed. All the more for a leader who...


The photos widely published in the local press…


The photos widely published in the local press, showing the friendly looking leaders of Ethiopia and Egypt rather glosses over a relationship of mistrust and mutual suspicion, gossip observed. Smiling directly into his e...


The Minister of Finance & Economic…


The Minister of Finance & Economic Development (MoFED), Sufian Ahmed, addressed MPs last week, presenting the administration’s most important bill of the year, the budget. Ever expanding from year to year, the new...


Fine Line: The Prime Minister made a brief remark on the reason of his unexpected presence …


On the lighter side of things, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has had a surprise visit to an upscale high school in Addis Abeba last week, where he addressed students and their parents not as the top most senior gov...


Fine Line : In the absence of a revolutionary change ….


In the absence of a revolutionary change in government, or a political shift due to the electoral defeat of an incumbent, successive leaders often prefer policy continuity. This is true of the current leaders of the Revo...


Fine Line: Salva Kiir (Gen.), president of the battered young nation, and his archrival, Riek Machar (PhD), faced each other late last week in Addis Abeba


After almost half a year of mutual disdain and hostility, with each of the warring parties committing gruesome acts against the other, Salva Kiir (Gen.), president of the battered young nation, and his archrival, Riek Ma...


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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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