• Service: Advisory
  • Type: Business and industry issue
  • Date: 5/10/2012

African Emergence – The Rise of the Phoenix 2012 report 

Africa is increasingly able to draw attention from the global stage in terms of attracting investment. Taking a step back in time, as the 1980s drew to a close, several geopolitical convergences conspired to create a new and challenging space for African countries.
African Emergence – The Rise of the Phoenix
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This report discusses key themes around the three mega-trends currently shaping business in Africa, specifically high demand for natural resources, increased consumerism by an emerging African middle class and large-scale investments into infrastructure.


The report finds that while Africa offers significant investment opportunities, the continent has not yet reached its potential. Yunus Suleman, Chairman of KPMG Africa Limited, comments, “FDI is an essential component of Africa's sustainable, positive future. And it's good for investors too – there is undoubtedly money to be made in Africa, recognised today as one of the world's most attractive hgh growth markets. Understanding FDI, what it means to Africa as much as to the global investor, accessing these funds and securing the desired returns, are all very much part of today's African story.”


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Yunus Suleman

Chairman, KPMG Africa

Tel: +27 (0)11 647 6925



Josphat Mwaura
CEO, KPMG in East Africa
Tel: +254 20 280 6100