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In all these years of the EPRDF rule, there are a few controversial subjects as much as the history and role of the endowment companies that are active in the…


The TPLFites have congregated, once again, up in Meqelle…

The TPLFites have congregated, once again, up in Meqelle, a town many of its residents fondly call the Northern Star. It is a meeting of the mid-level and senior cadres…


Coming out of longer than two weeks of ordeal by the Executive Committee …

Coming out of longer than two weeks of ordeal by the Executive Committee members of the EPRDF, the Revolutionary Democrats have begun the struggle to meet the tall order of…


It is an understatement to describe the expectation…

It is an understatement to describe the expectation as tremendous but held by many across the capital on the ongoing Executive Committee meeting of the EPRDF. The longing is that…


It would be expected of the heads of multilateral finance organisations…

It would be expected of the heads of multilateral finance organisations to be concerned of macroeconomic stability in member countries. They have to ensure the money they lend in generous…


History, to Oscar Wilde, is “merely gossip.” And here is a little gossip …

History, to Oscar Wilde, is “merely gossip.” And here is a little gossip about the historical roots of the recent high-level meeting by the TPLFites, whose original aspiration was to…


If politics is the art of compromise, that is what happened in the town of Meqelle last week

If politics is the art of compromise, that is what happened in the town of Meqelle last week. Senior leaders of the TPLF, the principal partner in the ruling EPRDF…


TPLFites have mustered in Meqelle trying to sort out …

Yet another week, the TPLFites have mustered in Meqelle trying to sort out what ails their leadership. Resumed last Tuesday, the meeting by members of its Central Committee focuses on…


The political bureau of the TPLF issued a communique late last week…

For the first time in a long while, the political bureau of the TPLF issued a communique late last week which frankly and candidly represents the internal dynamics of a…


The first troubling signs that Mohammed Ali Al-Amoudi (Sheikh) …

The first troubling signs that Mohammed Ali Al-Amoudi (Sheikh) may, after all, have faced trying times was on November 4, 2017. It was mid-day on Saturday when the newly built…


In the nearly 20-year history of Ethiopia’s parliament …

In the nearly 20-year history of Ethiopia’s parliament, a show of defiance and public expression of dissent is a rare occurrence. That is except for the few opposition MPs who…


It is one thing to have a palace staff getting off the rail in New York…

It is one thing to have a palace staff getting off the rail in New York. It is a whole different ballgame to deal with a series of resignations by…


Ever since the impeachment of Tamrat Layne …

Ever since the impeachment of Tamrat Layne, an EPRDFite who had served as a Prime Minister during the transitional government, Ethiopia’s House of Peoples’ Representative has been devoid of drama.…


The rank and file of the Amhara Peoples’ National Movement …

The rank and file of the Amhara Peoples’ National Movement (ANDM) concluded its congregation two weeks ago. Gossip sees it as a defining moment for the party since its rebranding…


The Amhara National Democratic Movement (ANDM), the ruling party …

The Amhara National Democratic Movement (ANDM), the ruling party in the Amhara Regional State, has completed its conference in the town of Bahir Dar for middle and high-ranking leaders. It…


There is hardly anything bureaucrats love than having policymakers who are zealots …

There is hardly anything bureaucrats love than having policymakers who are zealots in regulations. While regulation disempowers members of the public, no bureaucrat can thrive without having that indispensable weapon:…




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