Kabamba received his M.A. in Anthropology at Columbia University, a Masters in Development Studies and in Philosophy at the University of Natal Durban, South Africa and his B.A. in Philosophy from Centre Sevres, Jesuit College of Philosophy, Paris. He has been an Instructor at Columbia University, an Assistant researcher for the Social Science Research Center (SSRC - Johannesburg, South Africa) mission in Eastern Congo, and a UNDP research assistant and Consultant for the issue of proliferation of small arms and light weapons in the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).