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...


One of three individuals close to the late Meles Zenawi …


One of three individuals close to the late Meles Zenawi during his last days, in August 2012, was Kassu Illala (PhD). The other two were his widow, Azeb Mesfin, and his long time close confidante, Brehane G. Kirstos, gos...


Those active on social media platforms were bitter…


Those active on social media platforms were bitter last week about the inconvenience of living in Addis Abeba, gossip noticed. There is no adequate transport, electricity, water, internet or mobile communications network...


Fineline- The Revolutionary Democrats bestowed upon themselves the…


For a poor country like Ethiopia, with an ever expanding appetite for building the entire physical infrastructure of the nation, nothing sends a chill down the spines of those entrusted with the job as much as finance, g...


Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn was in his trademark gracious…


Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn was in his trademark gracious mood early last week when he received an America delegation led by the Republican Senator James (Jim) Inhofe. While the Senator from Oklahoma praised Hail...


Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn is known by…


Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn is known by those frequenting the power corridor on Lorenzo Te’azaz Road for his favourite adage - a developmental state will always remain cash strapped - gossip disclosed. Indeed,...


Shiferaw Jarso, director general of Ethiopia’s Sugar ….


The whisper in the gossip corridors is not a pleasant one. Shiferaw Jarso, director general of Ethiopia’s Sugar Corporation, under a ministerial portfolio, is in the army hospital recovering from serious injuries obtai...


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