The first ever-international summit to discuss humanitarian crises…


The first ever-international summit to discuss humanitarian crises in the world is called by the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon. Scheduled to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, on Monday, the…


It is as if there is a great gold rush, of a different sort, in the making, claims gossip.

It is as if there is a great gold rush, of a different sort, in the making, claims gossip. Suddenly, what has been perceived for far too long as impossible…


Addis Abeba has been caught by a rare but collective lividness last week…

Addis Abeba has been caught by a rare but collective lividness last week, following the news that people were killed and children were abducted from the country’s western-most frontiers. The…


A brand new think-tank, re-christianized from its original…

A brand new think-tank, re-christianized from its original name to Centre for Research, Dialogue & Cooperation (CRDC), was launched last week. Its first appearance was marked by rather and refreshing…


Almost all the bigwigs of the Revolutionary Democrats descended…

Almost all the bigwigs of the Revolutionary Democrats descended on Guba on Saturday, April 2, 2016, the site of their signature project, Africa’s biggest hydro dam in the making. They were there to mark the fifth anniversary where their chief priest, the late Meles Zenawi, had heralded the nation’s Renaissance, but in the way his party sees it fit.


Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has had a series of public appearances lately, making seemingly unrelated remarks…

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has had a series of public appearances lately, making seemingly unrelated remarks. But they are revelations of the political paralysis deep at the heart of the…


Discussing the extent and enormity of shortcomings by Ethiopia’s judicial system is simply stating the obvious. ..

Discussing the extent and enormity of shortcomings by Ethiopia’s judicial system is simply stating the obvious. It is a matter acknowledged by those at the highest echelons of power. What…


In countries where the law is supreme and political crises are resolved in courts…

In countries where the law is supreme and political crises are resolved in courts of the highest order, who gets appointed to serve at constitutional or supreme courts is a…


Geopolitical affairs in the Horn of Africa and the Middle East…

Geopolitical affairs in the Horn of Africa and the Middle East are unravelling in a way that changes the dynamics of relationships between nations. Past friends are now foes and…


The state of governance in the Oromia Regional State has become a recurrent nightmare for those in charge….

The state of governance in the Oromia Regional State has become a recurrent nightmare for those in charge, gossip observed. Despite heavy-handed responses from federal law enforcement agencies, with enormous…


During its rule of over two decades, the EPRDF government faces occasional condemnation and at times threats from foreign entities…

During its rule of over two decades, the EPRDF government faces occasional condemnation and at times threats from foreign entities such as the Senate and Congress of the United States,…


Community leaders and elders from across the Oromia…

Community leaders and elders from across the Oromia Regional State were in Addis Abeba (Finfine) two weeks ago, seeking audience with Aba Dula Gemeda, veteran of the OPDO and currently…


For many businesses in Addis Abeba, last week ought to have been a time tempting even adults to believe there is something of a “Father Christmas” in their lives

For many businesses in Addis Abeba, last week ought to have been a time tempting even adults to believe there is something of a “Father Christmas” in their lives, quips…


These are indeed trying days for any business involved in manufacturing

These are indeed trying days for any business involved in manufacturing, gossip observed. Undeclared but frequent power shedding on top of credit crunch from the financial industry, not to mention…


Ethiopian finance industry saw something of an unusual development

Last week, the Ethiopian finance industry saw something of an unusual development. Touted as the first of its kind, two state-owned banks were made to join each other. Rhetoric aside…


Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, who has many worrisome nights with …

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, who has many worrisome nights with the prospect of having over 10 million Ethiopians going hungry due to drought, had his latest cabinet meeting on Friday,…


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