Ethiopia’s Prime Minister has gone to war’s front lines, state-affiliated media says

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali during a press conference at Chigi Palace in Rome, Italy, 21 January 2019, Christian Minelli/ Getty Images

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has gone to direct the war effort from the front lines, Reuters reported quoting state-affiliated media and Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen Hassen will take charge of routine government business in Abiy’s absence.

Government spokesman Legesse Tulu detailed the transfer of some routine duties in a news conference, the report from Fana news outlet said.