Regional and intrastate conflicts in the Horn of Africa, questions of political order, social change, and statebuilding in fragile states.
Since July 2021 EU Special Representative for the Horn of Africa
2012-2019 Senior Advisor Berghof/ AU Mediation Sudan/ HoA
2010-2012 Research stay in Ethiopia
2003-2006 Coordinator for the Ecumenical Network on Central Africa (Berlin)
1999-2001 Researcher in the Eastern Africa Team, Amnesty International (London)
Ethiopia is facing its greatest challenge since the Abiy Ahmed transition. Abiy must end the conflict with the TPLF and stop the pogroms or the country risks implosion. As Annette Weber argues, that would have grave consequences for the entire Horn of Africa.
The Sudan Partnership Conference on 25 June will seek funding commitments to rebuilding Sudan’s desolate economy. As Annette Weber argues, the crucial point will be aligning financial assistance with a successful transition process.
The Corona crisis joins a multitude of existing crises in East Africa. If the responses to the various challenges are not carefully coordinated, there is a blatant risk that hunger will spread in the region. An analysis by Bettina Rudloff and Annette Weber.
Gaining Trust in a Crisis
Current Developments and Plausible Scenarios
Authoritarian States in Africa and European Migration Management
This week on The Horn, Alan Boswell is joined by Annette Weber, senior fellow with the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, to talk about deteriorating Ethiopia-Sudan relations, the risk of a regional crisis and EU policy in the Horn of Africa.
Protests in Sudan
Transitions After Military Rule