Phiwokuhle Mnyandu will explore the effects of this reversal of roles by the competing powers using country-to-country cases. He will discuss the implications of this changing landscape for African agency given the
Dig-Deeper competition nexus.
Phiwokuhle Mnyandu holds a master of arts degree in international political economy from Warwick University and a doctorate in African studies from Howard University. Currently, he is a faculty member in the Department of African Studies and the Department of World Languages and Cultures at Howard University. His research focuses on (South) Africa-China, trans-regionalism, academic diplomacy, and the Zulu language and its global growth. He also consults governments departments on issue of language, development, culture, and technology. He is a regular commentator on global affairs. He is also a co-founder of Zulunomics, a platform for integrating tech systems into the Zulu language. He is passionate about the intersection of African languages and technology. He has developed the Zulunomics app, the first Zulu app by a native speaker of the language. Some of his published books include South Africa-China Relations: Between Aspiration and Reality in a New Global Order, Pan African Spaces (a co-edited volume with Msia Kibona Clark and Loy Azalia), and a co-authored book (with Wilfred David), Introduction to African Humanomics: Economics and the Human Good.