Ethiopian leaders head to the forefront of war when Olympic athletes join the army
Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has begun to lead the war from the front lines, state media reported Wednesday. Two Olympic athletes have announced that they will join the army. Gold medalist Haile Gebrselassie, who set a record for 27 long-distance runs, said he would join Reuters. Government spokesman Leges True said in a press conference that Demeke Mekonn Hassen, the deputy prime minister, would be in charge of day-to-day government operations in his absence, according to a report from Fana news agency.