Emmanuel Matambo is an aspiring Zambian academic of African politics and international relations. He holds a doctorate degree in political science. One of his compelling passions is to contribute to efforts that are intended to bolster Africa’s social, economic and political fortunes as the continent situates itself in an increasingly globalized world. His main area of interest is African agency, especially the continent’s relationship with outside states and institutions, mainly China. He also focuses on Africa’s long overdue role as principal architect of peace and security on the continent.

Project Summary

The research aims at tackling the vexing topic of "China in Africa." It is a constructivist study which looks at how constructions of China's identity play a role in shaping China-Africa relations. China-Africa relations will form the case study in order to avoid the generalisations that come with much analysis on China-Africa relations. The research is significant because China's posture and investment have become intrinsic to Zambia's economic survival. It is also important because, with its economic growth and increasing political influence, China is a major player in global politics and more in Africa's weak economies like Zambia.

Major Publications

Matambo, E. and Mtshali, K. 2016. The Relevance of Emmanuel Hevi: China in Contemporary Sino-African Relations. Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies, 9(4): 219-237. 

Matambo, E. 2018. Formal against Indigenous and Informal Education in sub-Saharan Africa: The Battle of no Winners. Indilinga: African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems, 17(1): 1-13. 

Matambo, E. 2018. Bystander in my own house: A critique of the African Union’s method and role in ending conflict and establishing peace in Africa. Journal of African Union Studies, 7(3).