One of the favourite targets for cynics in the rank of public institutions


One of the favourite targets for cynics in the rank of public institutions is the nation’s highest legislative body of 547, housed in a 75-year old structure up in Arat…


Fineline-After dragging its feet so much, and with little back-and-forth with Ethiopian authorities

After dragging its feet so much, and with little back-and-forth with Ethiopian authorities, the World Bank released its much talked about survey on corruption in Ethiopia late last week. The…


Fineline-An army of cadres known, in the EPRDFites

An army of cadres known, in the EPRDFites world, as ‘middle rank leadership’ has, two weeks ago, completed a two-month indoctrination session, under the watchful eye of Addisu Legesse. A…


Fineline-Importers across the board continue to complain

Importers across the board continue to complain about the shortage of foreign exchange provisions to open letters of credit, gossip observed. Tell that to the bankers. Apprehensive of retaliations from…


Contrary to what the official line is, many of Ethiopia’s businesse….

Contrary to what the official line is, many ofEthiopia’s businesses continue to howl over an acute foreign exchange crunch in the financial system for imports. Indeed, the nation’s trade deficit…


Fineline-For reasons as diverse and many as they no doubt could be genuine…

For reasons as diverse and many as they no doubt could be genuine, the political establishment appears to be keen keeping the “Meles-fire” alive, gossip noticed. There is a loss…


Fineline-The Revolutionary Democrats have this cunning ability to…

The Revolutionary Democrats have this cunning ability to spice up an otherwise and seemingly uneventful weeks in the political landscape.


Fineline-There is a rebellion or sort among the rank and file of EPRDFites

There is a rebellion or sort among the rank and file of EPRDFites deployed at the foreign services, gossip disclosed. If it was in the military, such were things described as mutiny, claims gossip.


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Describing the mood by Addis Abebans as “unhappiness” over their public life is an understatement, gossip observed. Many are rather in a huff due to what they see is inactions…


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With the Prime Minister in bed and recovering from his medical treatment (or resting from exhaustion, as the official version would have it) many things are piling up and waiting for his attention, claims gossip. Upon his return to the office, which no one appears to be in authority to predict how soon or long, one of the things he will be required to decide on would be whether or not to allow a newly proposed financing scheme, gossip disclosed.




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