It is no easy task representing Eritrea abroad with President Isaias Afwerki as your master.
But seldom are lies so rapidly exposed.
The remark that an ambassador is “sent abroad to lie for his country” comes to mind. Here’s an example.
On Monday this week the Eritrean embassy attacked the Channel 4 programme for reporting that Eritrean troops are in Tigray. As Mr Yared wrote to Channel 4: “there are no Eritrean troops in the region.”
On Tuesday, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed admitted this is not true. Eritrean forces are in Tigray.