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,…


Hailemariam’s Administration Remains Mute on the Destination of Newly Appointed Diplomats

The first batch of diplomats since the induction of the current administration has been posted to overseas missions, after Mulatu Teshome (PhD), himself a diplomat before his current position as…


Time for Hailemariam to walk his talk on fighting corruption

The gap between the declaration of intent by the Revolutionary Democrats to fight petty corruption, grand kickbacks, nepotism and poor delivery of public services on the one hand; and, the…


Shock and disbelief with Central Bank Governor’s…

To the utter shock and disbelief of many of those in the private sector and their counterparts in the nation`s banks, central bank Governor, Teklewold Atnafu, made a statement last…


The lot of the troubled and troublesome leader up in Ethiopia’s north……..

The buzz in Addis Abeba last week was on the lot of the troubled and troublesome leader up in Ethiopia’s north. President Isaias Afeworqi of Eritrea, fondly called Wedi Afom,…


An elephant in a room……..

In that location there is an elephant in a room, which almost everyone in the administration of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn pretends not to see, gossip noticed. Spare from the…


The appointment of a couple of dozens state ministers…

The administration of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has rolled out the appointment of a couple of dozens state ministers at the beginning of last week, gossip disclosed. Some of them…


The newly installed administration of Hailemariam Desalegn….

The newly installed administration of Hailemariam Desalegn has begun rolling itself, challenged from the outset with an impending drought, which will no doubt, test its competence to deliver close to…


The government of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn is set to embark on its fully mandated terms next week.

The government of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn is set to embark on its fully mandated terms next week. Returning from New York, where he had addressed the UN Assembly, he…


The house cleaning exercise within the Revolutionary Democrats’ camp concluded

The house cleaning exercise within the Revolutionary Democrats’ camp appears to have come to a conclusion; they seem to have almost done with the designations of their ranks entrusted with…


Revolutionary Democrats and their Ambition

The greatest ambition of the Revolutionary Democrats is to see their developmental state agenda attain a hegemonic status during their rule over Ethiopia. However, if their critics here and abroad…


Homage to China

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has paid homage to China, immediately after his position as chairman of the EPRDF was cemented and his place in the governing party left unambiguous. This…


Gossip heard a political humour, making a round on the streets of Meqelle….

Gossip heard a political humour, making a round on the streets of Meqelle, the seat of the Tigray Regional State, following the congress of the TPLF. The incumbent chairman of…


It is the memory of those at the gossip corridors

It is the memory of those at the gossip corridors that the nation’s longest serving finance minister, Sufian Ahmed, once shared in Parliament, his belief that he would not see…


The Revolutionary Democrats…

The Revolutionary Democrats are now set to hold their convention in the town of Meqelle, in August 2015, gossip disclosed. It is a decisive convention held every two years, and…


To the great ire of their political adversaries here and in the Diaspora…

To the great ire of their political adversaries here and in the Diaspora, the Revolutionary Democrats have finally fastened a relationship with the United States, gossip observed. The American administration…


The rise of Houthis in Yemen has…

The rise of Houthis in Yemen has brought a regional dynamic which shapes and reshapes regional alliances, gossip observed. Started out as “Believing Youth” in 1992, the group took its…


Bemused at how unpredictable life can be under the Ethiopian sky

Those at the gossip corridors are often bemused at how unpredictable life can be under the Ethiopian sky. The behaviour of those in positions of power, whether in the legislative…


The Revolutionary Democrats…

The Revolutionary Democrats have now gone through one of their major undertakings of the past few years; national elections. It is perplexing though to see an outcome which has displeased…


No other national elections held over the past two decades have a result as obvious as the one held today

This Sunday, no less than 35 million Ethiopians are to visit close to 45,000 polling stations across the country, to cast their ballots for a political party they prefer to…


An opportunity has presented

An opportunity has presented itself to Ethiopia for the second time in the 50 year history of the continent’s premier bank, gossip claims. The first, in the early 1990s, was…


If there is such a thing as a perfect storm …

If there is such a thing as a perfect storm, last week was one for Ethiopia. From senseless, but deadly attacks in South Africa to the crossfire in Yemen and…


No love lost

There is no love lost between the Revolutionary Democrats in Ethiopia and those in the business world, claims gossip. They have always pronounced that they have no electoral base with…




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