Kenneth Omeje is a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the John and Elnora Ferguson Centre for African Studies (JEFCAS), University of Bradford, UK, and Professor of International Relations at the United States International University in Nairobi, Kenya. He is a well published scholar with special interest in security regionalism, conflict, conflict intervention, and peacebuilding in sub-Saharan Africa. He is a recipient of an APN research grant (2013). He can be reached at

Statebuilding & Security | November 4, 2015

The South Sudan Peace Deal and Prospects for Peacebuilding

“Post-conflict peacebuilding and reconstruction present a complex challenge to any nascent state emerging from war. In South Sudan, negotiated tradeoffs among political elites were inevitable. Although the war has had a devastating impact, the IGAD peace agreement offers a renewal and a platform for rebuilding the state.”

Photo credit to Tim Freccia / Enough Project via Flickr user ENOUGH Project. Taken on July 9, 2011. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. Image cropped to fit screen. Original photo:
A young South Sudanese man wears the country's flag as a hat on Independence Day in Juba.
Radar | November 15, 2013

The Westgate Terrorist Attack: Any Lessons for Kenya’s Approach to Regional Security?

With the embers of the Westgate Mall attack slowly cooling off, the Kenyan government’s policies have faced heavy scrutiny. As the global security environment changes and instances of terrorism increase throughout the East African region, countries within this region should progressively invest more resources into enhancing their capacities for security, both domestically and regionally, while encouraging greater cooperation and joint security efforts.

The East African Standby Brigade raises the flags of thirteen East African Nations.
The East African Standby Brigade raises the flags of thirteen East African Nations. Photo credit to U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Samuel Rogers.