Ethiopia’s political system has a lot to go for before it masters…


Ethiopia’s political system has a lot to go for before it masters safeguards on untamed political power of those in charge of the executive branch of the government, says gossip.…


There was perhaps no time when the leadership of the Revolutionary Democrats…

There was perhaps no time when the leadership of the Revolutionary Democrats has been as polarized as now, gossip noticed. In fact, some at the gossip corridors rather prefer the…


Addis Abeba is in a bizarre mood lately…

Addis Abeba is in a bizarre mood lately. And for a good reason. Business is in all-time slow due largely to the hold up in the federal government’s budget disbursement;…


The administration of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn…

The administration of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn had one of its rare emergency cabinet meetings on Saturday afternoon, gossip disclosed. It was called to discuss the alarming deterioration of the…


In the midst of leadership paralysis, the Revolutionary Democrats have…

In the midst of leadership paralysis, the Revolutionary Democrats have continued to be overwhelmed by resistance from within, gossip observed. Suffice to say that the elections of Lemma Megerssa and…


In the House of the Revolutionary Democrats, comrades neither retire nor resign…

In the House of the Revolutionary Democrats, comrades neither retire nor resign; they are assigned to whatever role the Party deems fit and dispatched to wherever it is decided useful,…


There is so much and so little happening in the world of the Revolutionary Democrats…

There is so much and so little happening in the world of the Revolutionary Democrats all at the same time; and it’s a paradox, claims gossip. There is little because…


There appears to be a shift of sorts in the balance of power at the House of the Revolutionary Democrats…

There appears to be a shift of sorts in the balance of power at the House of the Revolutionary Democrats, gossip observed. The recent meeting by the Council of the…


Leaders of the ruling EPRDF, who have been foolhardy…

Leaders of the ruling EPRDF, who have been foolhardy in taking the public for granted, are now in a frantic mood, bidding for time to fix what is broken in…


There is a rather peculiar group based in Addis Abeba known among a few circles…

There is a rather peculiar group based in Addis Abeba known among a few circles as the Donors Assistance Group (DAG). Its palms are wide as its hands are long.…


Just this week, the Tourism Council, chaired by Prime Minister Hailemariam…

Just this week, the Tourism Council, chaired by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, launched its new national branding of Ethiopia as a “land of origins”. But there are many who would…


There may not have been an American presidential election…

There may not have been an American presidential election over the past almost 40 years as impactful to Ethiopia as the current electoral battle between the Democratic, Hillary Clinton, and…


Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn and Kenya’s President, Uhuru Kenyatta…

If there are leaders in the Greater East Africa region with mutually congenial relationships, little can be found beyond the one between Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn and Kenya’s President,…


The Revolutionary Democrats have finally come around to realise what is going on…

The Revolutionary Democrats have finally come around to realise what is going on in the economy they have helped to keep up and running for over a decade now. With…


The global campaign to see Ethiopia’s Foreign Minister, Tedros Adhanom…

The global campaign to see Ethiopia’s Foreign Minister, Tedros Adhanom (PhD), as the next chief of the UN’s World Health Organisation (WHO) is in full swing, gossip observed. The Minister…


Kinfe Dagnew (B. Gen.) was busy last week conducting a series…

Kinfe Dagnew (B. Gen.) was busy last week conducting a series of meetings with members of the private sector, gossip disclosed. It was part of his charm offensive to contain…




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