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…


Fineline-Bankers, in private or state owned banks

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…


FINELINE- The most hectic weeks for Addis Abeba

  Here comes one of — hosting close to 37 heads of state, two vice presidents, and three prime ministers; not to mention their delegates, which number close to 4,000…


One of the favourite targets for cynics in the rank of public institutions

One of the favourite targets for cynics in the rank of public institutions is the nation’s highest legislative body of 547, housed in a 75-year old structure up in Arat…


Fineline-After dragging its feet so much, and with little back-and-forth with Ethiopian authorities

After dragging its feet so much, and with little back-and-forth with Ethiopian authorities, the World Bank released its much talked about survey on corruption in Ethiopia late last week. The…


Fineline-An army of cadres known, in the EPRDFites

An army of cadres known, in the EPRDFites world, as ‘middle rank leadership’ has, two weeks ago, completed a two-month indoctrination session, under the watchful eye of Addisu Legesse. A…


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The honeymoon appears to have come to an end. Members of the public are...


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The rapprochement between Ethiopia and  Eritrea has led to the signing...


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The Revolutionary Democrats concluded their council...


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The National Bank of Ethiopia needs to take measures to improve the red...


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