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…


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…




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