Three key themes for the future of investment in Africa: Anthony Thunstrom, Chief Operating Officer, Global Africa Practice, KPMG

Benin's President Thomas Boni Yayi (L) speaks to French industrialist Vincent Bollore at a ceremony marking the beginning of construction on a railway that will connect Togo, Benin, and Niger, in Cotonou, April 8, 2014.

As recently as two years ago, a typical conversation with a multi-national company wanting to invest in Africa would be peppered with questions around corruption, political stability and sustainability – all reflecting a weight of negative stereotypes that we seemed unable to shake off. These questions were not particularly difficult to address, but they did demonstrate the hurdles left to clear before “business as usual” became the norm.

Read more: Africa forum 2014: Three key themes for Africa's investment future Forum:Blog | The World Economic Forum.

Recommended