NEWS ALERT: OPDO Becomes a Party

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:…


Describing what transpires inside the most powerful governing party of Ethiopia as an intense power struggle may sound a bit far-fetched

Describing what transpires inside the most powerful governing party of Ethiopia as an intense power struggle may sound a bit far-fetched, says gossip. The power dynamics and alliances are fluid;…


Of late, there are a few places where public perception of professionalism is under erosion…

Of late, there are a few places where public perception of professionalism is under erosion as in the nation’s diplomatic front, claims gossip. Such misgivings on ambassadorial appointments do not…


There is a growing anxiety at the top tier of the Administration of the PM …

There is a growing anxiety at the top tier of the Administration of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn over the build-up of debts to foreign creditors, largely to China, gossip revealed.…


Two seemingly unrelated events but of national significance took place last week…

Two seemingly unrelated events but of national significance took place last week. Members of the all-EPRDF-and-allies dominated Parliament plucked up their courage last week in grilling Kinfe Dagnew (B. Gen.),…


Enforcing discipline with the state to shape up in its budgeting is often an uphill task

Enforcing discipline with the state to shape up in its budgeting is often an uphill task. All the more though, ensuring its functionaries are tight in their spendings and regulate…


Abraham is up rocking the boat; he appears to be determined . . .

The Ministry of Finance, one of the oldest institutions in the country, has a charismatic, intelligent and courageous minister in the persona of Abraham Tekeste (PhD), gossip noted. Brought to…


The Revolutionary Democrats have mustered their rank . . .

The Revolutionary Democrats have mustered their rank and file at the Civil Service College, attending their ritual and marathon indoctrination sessions. Having three rounds, the first batch, comprising the top…


Apparently, it takes so little for this government to please people in Addis Abeba…

Apparently, it takes so little for this government to please people in Addis Abeba and a few other cities across the country, gossip observed. The formula is to unplug major…


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The Revolutionary Democrats concluded their council...


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