Law and Investment in Africa: The Governance of Foreign Direct Investment in Zimbabwe provides a critical examination of recent investment law developments in Zimbabwe. The book not only unpacks investment law developments in Zimbabwe but also explores contemporary developments related to investment governance at international, relevant regional and bilateral levels. Tinashe Kondo’s meticulous analysis of these developments gives the reader context and perspective of the regulation of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Zimbabwe from international, regional and national positions. Kondo’s book is published at a time when Zimbabwe’s economy and investor confidence are deteriorating, and the current government is allegedly making efforts to revive the economy and restore investor confidence. Kondo undertakes a historical analysis of the investment law and policy developments in Zimbabwe from the early 1980s (when the country attained its independence) to recent times.
Cite as: Talkmore Chidede, Book Review - Law and Investment in Africa: The Governance of Foreign Direct Investment in Zimbabwe, by Tinashe Kondo, Cape Town, University of the Western Cape Press, 2021, 282 pp., R275 (hardcover) ISBN 9781990995026, Volume 2, AfJIEL, (2021), 157-160.