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…


The Revolutionary Democrats at a crossroad?

The Revolutionary Democrats find their state of affairs at a crossroad, gossip observed. Although they may have little by way of differences in their core ideological standings, which is a…


The first potentially divisive policy on strategic affairs appears to have surfaced…

Ever since the passing of their chief priest back in August 2012, the first potentially divisive policy on strategic affairs appears to have surfaced in the camp of the Revolutionary…


Norway has had a new emissary, Andreas Gaarder, for some time now.

Norway has had a new emissary, Andreas Gaarder, for some time now. His priorities appear to be focusing on cooperating with the host country on earth’s climate change and promotion…


Many in the gossip corridors found it perplexing to see the administration shooting…

Many in the gossip corridors found it perplexing to see the administration shooting itself in the foot last week. Bordering to political naivety, the office in Sufian Ahmed’s Ministry outlined…


A mild difference of views appears to have emerged between senior ministers both on Menelik II and Africa avenues…

A mild difference of views appears to have emerged between senior ministers both on Menelik II and Africa avenues, gossip claims. The dispute concerns whether to hire a lobby or…


Ethiopia’s Parliament has these haphazard moments where it shows its zeal for a bite…

Ethiopia’s Parliament has these haphazard moments where it shows its zeal for a bite, gossip observed. Whispers says that in the post-Meles years, MPs take themselves and their roles seriously,…


A Candidate for the top job at the African Development Bank (AfDB)

Come December 31, 2014, Ethiopia will likely declare its fielding of a candidate for the top job at the African Development Bank (AfDB), the continent’s most important financial institution, gossip…


The frantic effort to patch up documents in a bid to produce the second generation of the nation’s GTP..

The frantic effort to patch up documents in a bid to produce the second generation of the nation’s Growth and Transformation Plan is in the making. The two able technocrats,…


Fineline-The embattled leaders of South Sudan have had enough with Addis Abeba…

A story in the international media suggests that the embattled leaders of South Sudan have had enough with Addis Abeba – the main destination of negotiations to bring peace since…


A tug of war between the government of Djibouti and the Sheikhs of Dubai…

Despite a tug of war between the government of Djibouti and the Sheikhs of Dubai, a senior official of the latter, Ahmed Bin Sulayem (Sultan), believes DP World – an…


The Revolutionary Democrats could get hard-headed…

The Revolutionary Democrats could get hard-headed, thus a source of frustration to their earnest friends here and abroad, gossip observed. Often deeply ideological and at times distrustful of the intent…


The migration of highly skilled and experienced personnel from…

The migration of highly skilled and experienced personnel from the public to the private sector remains pervasive, gossip observed. This has a highly stressful impact on the political and bureaucratic…


Ethiopia’s foreign policy is anchored on…

Ethiopia’s foreign policy is anchored on three pillars: economic diplomacy, engaging members of the Diaspora and promoting a stable geopolitical landscape in the region. The command centre of these national…


Heads of State Arrive for US-Africa Leaders’ Summit

Several heads of state from the African continent descended this week on Washington DC, to attend the US-Africa Leaders’ Summit. It appears to be part of a great rivalry between…


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The rapprochement between Ethiopia and  Eritrea has led to the signing...


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The Revolutionary Democrats concluded their council...


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The National Bank of Ethiopia needs to take measures to improve the red...


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