Who it is that midwifed the rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea…


Who it is that midwifed the rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea is a matter of dispute among pundits in the Horn of Africa. There are just too many global and…


Finally, the Chinese government sent its senior diplomat…

Finally, the Chinese government sent its senior diplomat to Addis Abeba with a large entourage of aides. Foreign Affairs Minister, Wang Yi, was here last week on a three-day official…


The lovey-dovey relationship that has evolved…

The lovey-dovey relationship that has evolved between Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) and President Issayas Afeworqi is a source of concern for many. In particular, to the leadership of the…


Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) has been busy this past week meeting…

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) has been busy this past week meeting with groups within and outside of his administration, including heads of foreign missions and international organisations. With the…


On Saturday, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) inaugurated…

On Saturday, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) inaugurated yet another industrial park, albeit modest in size, near the town of Jimma, Oromia Regional State, an area not far from where…


The Office of the Prime Minister has introduced the public to a new logo…

The Office of the Prime Minister has introduced the public to a new logo, bearing the architectural design of a building that was built under the Dergue. Circular in shape…


Yet again, last week saw another season where federal authorities…

Yet again, last week saw another season where federal authorities made a wave of arrests of senior government officials suspected of alleged corruption. This time around though members of the…


The cosiness between the Ethiopian authorities and their new allies…

The cosiness between the Ethiopian authorities and their new allies in the Middle East appears to have reached a new level, gossip observed. The emirs in the United Arab Emirates…


The Ethiopian government has abruptly cancelled the participation…

To the fury of British diplomats in Addis Abeba and the horror of their bosses at the Home Office, the Ethiopian government has abruptly cancelled the participation of its senior…


As was expected, Abiy Ahmed (PhD) has consolidated power…

As was expected, Abiy Ahmed (PhD) has consolidated power after being reelected by the Revolutionary Democrats in Hawassa last week, with votes that amount to near unanimity. Of the 180…


The Revolutionary Democrats, under the leadership…

The Revolutionary Democrats, under the leadership of their young and popular leader Abiy Ahmed (PhD), are entering into the uncharted sea, gossip observed. Beginning this week, they will start their…


The Revolutionary Democrats…

The Revolutionary Democrats concluded their council meeting on September 16, 2018. It was held ahead of the most anticipated Congress scheduled for the first week of next month in the…


For a casual visitor, Addis Abeba looks lately like a city where…

For a casual visitor, Addis Abeba looks lately like a city where there is a fierce electoral battle between determined contending parties. Supporters of political groups and their leaders, as…


During one of his North American tours, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed …

During one of his North American tours, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) was asked whether the ruling coalition, the EPRDF, is weakening as a result of inter-party infighting among its…


The administration of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed…

The administration of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) has formed its Economic Policy Council in the past few weeks, gossip disclosed. Remaining inactive for a couple of years now, the…


Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) will soon…

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) will soon travel to the United States to address an estimated 40,000 members of the Ethiopian Diaspora at a Washington D.C. convention center, gossip says.…


The city of Addis Abeba is the most relegated…

The city of Addis Abeba is the most relegated member of the federation in getting what is promised in Ethiopia`s constitution: the right to self-rule, claims gossip. A mayor of…


Despite a popular enthusiasm and an air of hope out in the public domain…

Despite a popular enthusiasm and an air of hope out in the public domain, there has yet to surface substantive policy reforms by the administration of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed…


Senior government officials from Eritrea…

Senior government officials from Eritrea have spent a couple of days last week in Addis Abeba, for the first time since that bloody but senseless war with Ethiopia two decades…


The speed at which Abiy Ahmed takes things has begun to unnerve many…

The speed at which Abiy Ahmed (PhD), chairman of the ruling EPRDF, takes things has begun to unnerve many in the party, gossip observed. His popular rhetoric may have pleased…


The series of changes in the corridor of power…

To describe the series of changes in the corridor of power as significant is an understatement. In less than three months, Ethiopia has seen changes of The guard in its…


In 60 days, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD)…

In 60 days, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) has made several public addresses, and  he no doubts has galvanised a large part of the populace that has been disgruntled with the…


Lencho Leta and Company in Addis Abeba…

Who would have thought a few months back Lencho Leta and company would be received in Addis Abeba with official pampering when they arrived at the Bole International Airport? Last…


Last wee’s cabinet reshuffle by the administration of Abiy Ahmed (PhD)…

For many people, last week`s cabinet reshuffle by the administration of Abiy Ahmed (PhD) was a jolt out of the blue, gossip observed. It was not that a reshuffle of…


Abiy Ahmed (PhD)…

It has been two weeks since Abiy Ahmed (PhD) was confirmed by parliament as Ethiopia`s Prime Minister and he has been busy chairing the cabinet meetings ever since. However, his…




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