Feb 14th, 2014
by MeKonnen H. Birru, PhD Arrogance, ignorance, and incompetence. Not a pretty cocktail of personality traits in the best of situations. No sirree. Not a pretty cocktail in an office-mate and not a pretty cocktail in a head of state. In fact, in a leader, it’s a lethal cocktail. Graydon Carter More t...
Jul 5th, 2013
In an anticipated ministerial reshuffle the House of Peoples Representatives today (July 4th) approved the appointment of ten ministers nominated by Prime Minister Hailemariam, including a number of new appointments as well as several shifts of office. Among them is a Commissioner for the newly estab...
Nov 1st, 2012
Is it because of multiple personality? by MeKonnen H. Birru, PhD* Don’t lie to each other, for you have stripped off your old sinful nature and all its wicked deeds. Colossians 3:9 Mr. Hailemarim Desalegn, 48, has been prime minister of Ethiopia not more than three months now but has already made sev...
In East Africa
Sep 16th, 2012
Ethiopia’s ruling coalition on Saturday approved Hailemariam Desalegn’s appointment as prime minister to replace Meles Zenawi, who died last month, the government’s spokesman said. He will be sworn in early next month when parliament reconvenes, Bereket Simon told a news conference ...