Finally, the much expected restructuring of federal agencies…


Finally, the much expected restructuring of federal agencies and reshuffling of their ministers and director generals, by the administration of Hailemariam Desalegn, appears to have arrived, gossip disclosed. In a…


It is perhaps time for the Ethiopian authorities to send a delegation…

It is perhaps time for the Ethiopian authorities to send a delegation of wise men and women from their administration to Phnom Pen, Cambodia, in order to get a lesson…


For those who like the idea of being superstitious…

For those who like the idea of being superstitious, no other month is more enticing than the month of May, gossip observed. Closer to domestic politics, it was in May…


No doubt, people were stunned by the national security agency’s swiftness

No doubt, people were stunned by the national security agency’s swiftness in putting to jail prominent businessmen and some of most powerful government officials, accused of corruption. Their action has…


Africa to celebrate the 50th anniversary…

Less than two weeks are left for Africa to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of its continental body. There are no less than 80 events planned to be…


The Chinese have once again proved to be reliable with projects

The Chinese have once again proved to be reliable with projects, if they are to be judged by their promise to complete the Africa Avenue(Bole Road), one of the most…


Countries do not behave like individuals and ignore each other…

Countries do not behave like individuals and ignore each other for an eternity, simply because their leaders harbour mutual distrust. They have all but permanent enemies, as the adage would…


It is not unusual and, in fact, it’s rather expected…

It is not unusual and, in fact, it’s rather expected to see the rank and file of a ruling party return to its base energised after a political convention. Away…


The Revolutionary Democrats have now concluded a series of meetings

The Revolutionary Democrats have now concluded a series of meetings in four towns. Leaders and delegates of parties in the ruling coalition, which are described as national parties, congregated in…


Leaders of the TPLF…

Leaders of the TPLF, late last week, completed their highly anticipated central committee meeting, in Meqelle town. If there were any surprises, it only came from the complete absence of…


The launching of a commercial bank…

How often does this country see the launching of a commercial bank? Not as frequently as the case would have been two years ago. And, when was the last time…


An awkward moment for Saudi

It ought to have been an awkward moment for Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Finance, Ibrahim Al-Assaf, mid last week, when he met Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. Only a day before,…


Nick Clegg’s rare visit to Addis Abeba

Nick Clegg, deputy prime minister of the United Kingdom, had a rare visit to Addis Abeba two weeks ago. The Deputy Prime Minister was requested to launch girls’ education programs…


Hailemariam Desalegn, prime minister, summoned some of his senior officials

True to his promise, Hailemariam Desalegn, prime minister, summoned some of his senior officials in the macroeconomic team to his office up at Lorenzo Te’azaz Street last week. Among these…


Fineline-The Revolutionary Democrats

To their credit, the Revolutionary Democrats have been hard at work and building the nation’s physical infrastructure. From road to telecom infrastructure; and from dams used for electric generation or…


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Despite what any of the bankers, in private or state owned banks, may say about the state of the foreign exchange stock, the reality appears to have caught up with…




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