Development Aid for Africa 'The Problems Don't Disappear with Sacks of Rice'

Does aid to Africa do more harm than help? In a SPIEGEL interview, Zambian author and economist Dambisa Moyo explains how Western efforts have stalled real progress in Africa for the last 40 years and why it should be stopped. Africans, she argues, need to finally take responsibility for themselves.
Humanitarian relief deliveries for Somalia: "You financial crisis is our opportunity."

Humanitarian relief deliveries for Somalia: "You financial crisis is our opportunity."

Foto: ? Omar Faruk / Reuters/ REUTERS
Interview conducted by Jan Puhl and Thilo Thielke