A Zambian economist, 46 years old, Dambisa Moyo has studied at Oxford and Harvard Uni- versities and is currently based in London. She became an international celebrity right after the publication of her first book, Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is Another Way for Africa (Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2009). She is amongst the hundred most influential persons in the world according to a review done in 2013 by Time magazine. A former consultant for the World Bank (1993-95), she’s also worked as an analyst at Goldman Sachs (2001-08). Her two oth- er bestsellers How The West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly and the Stark Choices Ahead (Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2011) and Winner Takes All: China’s Race for Resources and What it Means for the World (Basic Books, 2012), deal with the decline of the American Empire and the winning strategy of China. Dambisa Moyo sits on the board of SAB-Miller, Barclays Bank and Barrick Gold. The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal and several American TV channels are publishing her chronicles.
Interview with Dambisa Moyo edited by African Geopolitics —What do you think of the Afro-optimistic trends on the new rise of Africa? Do we have the same perceptions in London and in Paris? Dambisa Moyo — Paris is ﬁve to seven years late. What bothers the economists today is which countries are doing better in Africa. This conversation is much more sophisticated than a simple global vision of an African rise.
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