Emmanuel Matambo was born in Lusaka, Zambia. His did school at Chingwele Primary School and his high school at Matero Boys Secondary School. He began his tertiary experience at St Joseph’s Theological Institute in 2009 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree (magna cum laude) in philosophy in 2011. He later went to the University of KwaZulu-Natal for an honours degree in political science. He graduated (summa cum laude) in 2014. His interest in China-Africa relations emerged after his honours degree. His dissertation for a Master of Social Science degree was based on China-South Africa relations. His doctorate dissertation, also done at the University of KwaZulu-Natal was a constructivist analysis of Sino-Zambian relations. While he has published academic articles on a range of topics from conflict resolution, contemporary terrorism, educational theory and African agency, his main interest is on the growing China-Africa relationship.