Does aid stifle African growth?
03:40 - Source: CNN

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Dambisa Moyo is a Zambian economist, investment strategist and author

She's been arguing for years that international aid stifles Africa's development

Essential is to focus on what China can do for Africa , she says

Moyo says capital, labor and productivity will help spur Africa's economic growth

Zambian economist Dambisa Moyo is an outspoken critic of international aid, arguing for years that foreign handouts stifle Africa’s development, perpetuate corruption and hinder the continent’s growth.

A New York Times bestselling author, Moyo first grabbed international headlines with her 2009 book “Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How There is a Better Way for Africa.”

Since then, she’s penned two more books, on the subject of the decline of the West, and the effects of China’s commodities rush.

In a new interview with CNN’s Robyn Curnow, Moyo explains why she’s optimistic about the future of Africa. She looks at the positive impact that China can have on the continent and details the key drivers that will spur Africa’s economic growth.