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...


Fine Line: The student unrests occurred in many of the universities across the Oromia Regional State


The student unrests occurred in many of the universities across the Oromia Regional State and at the flagship university in the capital last week were instigated following the disclosure of Addis Abeba authorities’ des...


Fine Line: There is a sense of general uneasiness in the camp of the Revolutionary Democrats


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


Fine Line: There is little as magnificent …


There is little as magnificent, glaring and dedicatory in illustrating the energy and determination of the Revolutionary Democrats than the Addis-Adama Expressway, gossip observed. Sceptics of their rule might have felt...


Fine Line: the Revolutionary Democrats are a political force capable of generating policies


More often than not, the Revolutionary Democrats are a political force capable of generating policies designed with good intent, but variable results, gossip noticed. Take for instance the kind of lending policy they hav...


Fine Line: Political leaders in Ethiopia


Political leaders in Ethiopia rarely have issues that spill over and involve personalities from the wider region, gossip claims. This appears to have changed, however, when it comes to a former TPLF veteran fighter, goss...


Fine Line: A new culture of corporate generosity cropping up in Addis Abeba


There appears to be a new culture of corporate generosity cropping up in Addis Abeba, gossip observed. Yet it is a far detached from the traditional corporate responsibility, whereby companies share a small fraction of t...


Fine Line: Sufian Ahmed was dispatched to Beijing last week


Sufian Ahmed, the long serving Ethiopian finance guru, was dispatched to Beijing last week, hoping to see some of China's key policymakers, gossip disclosed. His visit was prompted by a growing concern inside Hailemariam...


Fine Line: Hailemariam Desalegn is evolving into a prime minister


Hailemariam Desalegn is evolving into a prime minister at ease with himself when dealing with regional issues and military affairs, gossip noticed. It could perhaps be because, within a turbulent sub-region where the cou...


Fine Line:A power reshuffle within the high brass of the Oromo Peoples’ Democratic Organisation


A power reshuffle within the high brass of the Oromo Peoples’ Democratic Organisation (OPDO), has resulted in a lofty position in the federal government being occupied by a female for the first time, gossip disclosed.


Fine Line: The profound leadership crisis in the Oromia Regional State resurfaced


The profound leadership crisis in the Oromia Regional State resurfaced last week, following the inevitable resignation of Alemayehu Atomsa, chief of the regional government and chairman of the OPDO, the ruling party in t...


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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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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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