François Gérard Georges Nicolas Hollande’s France . . .


François Gérard Georges Nicolas Hollande’s France will pose a challenge to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in Paris this week, where his wisdom and courage will certainly be tested, gossip foresees.…


In an economy where the biggest hurdles to business…

In an economy where the biggest hurdles to business are access to land and finance, the government’s control of both chokes the private sector to near death. Such is the…


Addis Abeba has won a name for itself as an international…

Addis Abeba has won a name for itself as an international conferencing destination. From the 3,000-delegates who met last week to discuss family planning, to the annual summits of the…


The late Meles Zenawi, influenced by the historical perspective…

The late Meles Zenawi, influenced by the historical perspective of the Italian Pietro Salini, was convinced that Ethiopia had the potential to become an economic powerhouse in the Greater Horn…


Like any country’s government…

Like any country’s government, Ethiopia’s is one very keen to see the influx of foreign direct investment (FDI) to a destination promoted by a federal agency as “a land of…


For far too long now, in fact ever since the formation of the Republic…

For far too long now, in fact ever since the formation of the Republic, the Jubilee Palace on Menelik II Avenue has had no female resident, gossip recalls. The first…


Who will be the next resident of the Jubilee Palace?

For reasons that ought to be of no surprise, the larger public has been keen to discover who the next resident of the Jubilee Palace, on Menelik II Avenue, will…


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For reasons that ought to be of no surprise, the larger public has been keen to discover who the next resident of the Jubilee Palace, on Menelik II Avenue, will…


Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn was in New York last week…

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn was in New York last week, addressing the General Assembly of the United Nations. Speaking to heads of state on the second day of the Assembly,…


The Ethiopian 2006 fiscal year promises to be a year of change…

The Ethiopian 2006 fiscal year  promises to be a year of change up on Lorenzo Te’azaz Road, those at the gossip corridors anticipate. If nothing else – and little is…


The Administration of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn…

The Administration of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn could be one with a few too many influential advisors, directing his decision making process, gossip observed. Politicians, such as Abay Tsehaye, Bereket…


If there was anyone among the EPRDFites who was too busy last week…

If there was anyone among the EPRDFites who was too busy last week, none would have come close to Teodros Adhanom (PhD), the minister of Foreign Affairs, gossip claims. Also…


European Parliament (EP) to fury, back in mid-July, gossip observed…

It could only be a misunderstanding, which led to a delegation from the European Parliament (EP) to fury, back in mid-July, gossip observed. Led by Barbara Lochbihler of Germany, and…


A pattern has begun emerging recently within the administration of…

A pattern has begun emerging recently within the administration of Hailemariam Desalegn, gossip observed. His could be defined as an administration with an unusually high dose of advisers.  Each of…


Hailemariam Desalegn, who is cruising the delicate world of Ethiopia’s…

Hailemariam Desalegn, who is cruising the delicate world of Ethiopia’s intricate politics, is moving slowly but surely in asserting his executive power, gossip observed. Not even a year since his…


Ever since taking up residence, nine months ago…

Ever since taking up residence, nine months ago, at the State House in Arat Kilo, Hailemariam Desalegn and his political allies have been plotting their path to rearranging the government…




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