The government and people of Eritrea refuse to play the role of victim that Western governments and aid corporations want them to. Eritrea is refusing “aid” with all its strings, and attempting to build self-reliance. It’s not going along with the bankers’ plans. (See 21 Years And Counting: Eritrea’s Independent Path Towards Sustainable Development, Peace & Cooperation for more on this). You may think that the role of organizations like Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch is philanthropy, or campaigning to improve people’s lives. Getting money from corrupt governments to do their dirty work isn’t something many people think should be on their agendas, but that’s what happens.
Strong evidence is now emerging that these two organizations have been trying to destabilize Eritrea. See
Amnesty International to Instigate Regime Change in Eritrea for more, and follow the links at the end for some background.