General Uneasiness in the Camp


There is a general sense of uneasiness in the camp of the Revolutionary Democrats exactly one year before the national elections to be held in May 2015; not for reasons…


The bilateral relation between Ethiopia and China…

The bilateral relation between Ethiopia and China has never been at the height of its glory as it appears now, gossip observed. Ever since 200 Chinese laborers arrived in the…


Fineline: Hailemariam: Uncovering a Leader’s Style

For a nation that has a history of leaders who held a patriarchal place in the populace they ruled, the issue and style of leadership remains an intense subject of…


The photos widely published in the local press…

The photos widely published in the local press, showing the friendly looking leaders of Ethiopia and Egypt rather glosses over a relationship of mistrust and mutual suspicion, gossip observed. Smiling…


The Minister of Finance & Economic…

The Minister of Finance & Economic Development (MoFED), Sufian Ahmed, addressed MPs last week, presenting the administration’s most important bill of the year, the budget. Ever expanding from year to…


Fine Line: The Prime Minister made a brief remark on the reason of his unexpected presence …

On the lighter side of things, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has had a surprise visit to an upscale high school in Addis Abeba last week, where he addressed students and…


Fine Line : In the absence of a revolutionary change ….

In the absence of a revolutionary change in government, or a political shift due to the electoral defeat of an incumbent, successive leaders often prefer policy continuity. This is true…


Fine Line: Salva Kiir (Gen.), president of the battered young nation, and his archrival, Riek Machar (PhD), faced each other late last week in Addis Abeba

After almost half a year of mutual disdain and hostility, with each of the warring parties committing gruesome acts against the other, Salva Kiir (Gen.), president of the battered young…


Fine Line: The student unrests occurred in many of the universities across the Oromia Regional State

The student unrests occurred in many of the universities across the Oromia Regional State and at the flagship university in the capital last week were instigated following the disclosure of…


Fine Line: There is a sense of general uneasiness in the camp of the Revolutionary Democrats

There is a sense of general uneasiness in the camp of the Revolutionary Democrats, exactly one year from the national elections – to be held in May 2015; not for…


Fine Line: There is little as magnificent …

There is little as magnificent, glaring and dedicatory in illustrating the energy and determination of the Revolutionary Democrats than the Addis-Adama Expressway, gossip observed. Sceptics of their rule might have…


Fine Line: the Revolutionary Democrats are a political force capable of generating policies

More often than not, the Revolutionary Democrats are a political force capable of generating policies designed with good intent, but variable results, gossip noticed. Take for instance the kind of…


Fine Line: Political leaders in Ethiopia

Political leaders in Ethiopia rarely have issues that spill over and involve personalities from the wider region, gossip claims. This appears to have changed, however, when it comes to a…


Fine Line: A new culture of corporate generosity cropping up in Addis Abeba

There appears to be a new culture of corporate generosity cropping up in Addis Abeba, gossip observed. Yet it is a far detached from the traditional corporate responsibility, whereby companies…


Fine Line: Sufian Ahmed was dispatched to Beijing last week

Sufian Ahmed, the long serving Ethiopian finance guru, was dispatched to Beijing last week, hoping to see some of China’s key policymakers, gossip disclosed. His visit was prompted by a…


Fine Line: Hailemariam Desalegn is evolving into a prime minister

Hailemariam Desalegn is evolving into a prime minister at ease with himself when dealing with regional issues and military affairs, gossip noticed. It could perhaps be because, within a turbulent…


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The honeymoon appears to have come to an end. Members of the public are...


Agenda

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


Fineline

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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