The Revolutionary Democrats are to celebrate their 25th year in power


Having their roots deeply entrenched in the leftist spectrum of politics, the Revolutionary Democrats are to celebrate their 25th year in power come May 28, 2017. Over the past quarter…


The one thing EPRDFites are averse to in their rule is the formation of more than one power centre…

The one thing EPRDFites are averse to in their rule is the formation of more than one power centre, gossip has observed. A quarter of a century on, with their…


It is unusual for a federal agency to get estranged with the very administration it…

It is unusual for a federal agency to get estranged with the very administration it belongs to. Yet, that is what is happening with the Ethiopian Policy Studies & Research…


The results of the last national elections have no doubt undermined…

The results of the last national elections have no doubt undermined the hopes for competitive multiparty democracy in Ethiopia. Not even the staunch supporters of the EPRDFites have the courage…


There has been no time when the Revolutionary Democrats were as fragmented…

There has been no time when the Revolutionary Democrats were as fragmented since their formation in 1989 as they are now, claims gossip. The fracture along several layers is mind-boggling,…


There could perhaps be no political party in the world that has mastered the art of self-flagellation…

There could perhaps be no political party in the world that has mastered the art of self-flagellation as the EPRDF does, gossip observes. It is a Maoist culture successfully used…


Djibouti’s President, Ismail Omar Guelleh, known among close circles as IOG, is due to arrive here in Addis…

Djibouti’s President, Ismail Omar Guelleh, known among close circles as IOG, is due to arrive here in Addis this week, for a three-day state visit. Born and raised in Dire…


The rift between leaders of the TPLF and the ANDM

There is perhaps no one in the sub-region as perceptive on Ethiopia’s internal dynamics as neighboring Sudan can be, claims gossip. Khartoum appears to have the knack for seeing through…


The current leadership of the OPDO is now rocking the boat among the Revolutionary Democrats

The manner in which the current leadership of the Oromo Peoples’ Democratic Organization (OPDO), Messrs Lemma Megerssa, chairman, and Worqneh Gebeyehu (PhD), deputy, came to power was conventional neither to…


The popular saying that history repeats itself…

The popular saying that history repeats itself was more evident two weeks ago during the summit by heads of state of the African Union (AU). The top most agendas of…


Time changes everything…

  Time changes everything, so says the popular English dictum. So true, claims gossip considering how much things have changed over the past 25 years since the fall of the…


Ethiopia’s political system has a lot to go for before it masters…

Ethiopia’s political system has a lot to go for before it masters safeguards on untamed political power of those in charge of the executive branch of the government, says gossip.…


There was perhaps no time when the leadership of the Revolutionary Democrats…

There was perhaps no time when the leadership of the Revolutionary Democrats has been as polarized as now, gossip noticed. In fact, some at the gossip corridors rather prefer the…


Addis Abeba is in a bizarre mood lately…

Addis Abeba is in a bizarre mood lately. And for a good reason. Business is in all-time slow due largely to the hold up in the federal government’s budget disbursement;…


The administration of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn…

The administration of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn had one of its rare emergency cabinet meetings on Saturday afternoon, gossip disclosed. It was called to discuss the alarming deterioration of the…


In the midst of leadership paralysis, the Revolutionary Democrats have…

In the midst of leadership paralysis, the Revolutionary Democrats have continued to be overwhelmed by resistance from within, gossip observed. Suffice to say that the elections of Lemma Megerssa and…


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Giving a closer look at the empty outlets of businesses located in many...


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Having their roots deeply entrenched in the leftist...


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On May 25, 1963, 54 years ago, the OAU was established. During the fina...


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