Dr. Annette Weber

Dr. Annette Weber

Research Division: Middle East and Africa
Senior Fellow


Since 2012 Consulting AU-mediation Sudan/ Horn of Africa

2013-2014 Head of Research Division

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)

Areas of Expertise:

East Africa, Ethiopia, Horn of Africa, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Civil wars, Fragile states, Jihadism, Political systems, Regional and interstate conflicts

Regional and intrastate conflicts in the Horn of Africa, questions of political order, social change, and statebuilding in fragile states.

SWP Publications (selection):

Annette Weber

Red Sea: Connecter and Divider

Disruption Waves from the Arabian Gulf to the Horn of Africa

SWP Comment 2017/C 50, November 2017, 8 Pages
Annette Weber

Back to Square One

Fighting Resumes in South Sudan

SWP Comment 2016/C 36, July 2016, 4 Pages
Annette Weber

Eritrea – Paths Out of Isolation

SWP Comment 2015/C 37, July 2015, 4 Pages
Guido Steinberg, Annette Weber (eds.)

Jihadism in Africa

Local Causes, Regional Expansion, International Alliances

SWP Research Paper 2015/RP 05, June 2015, 104 Pages

External Publications (selection):

Annette Weber

Women without arms: gendered fighter constructions in Eritrea and Southern Sudan

in: International Journal of Conflict and Violence Vol. 5, 2011, No. 2, pp. 357-370
Annette Weber

Bridging the Gap between Narrative and Practices: The Role of the Arab League in Darfur

Darfur: the responses from the Arab World

in: FRIDE, A Collection of Papers to Investigate Inter-Arab Dialogue on Policies Towards the Conflict in Darfur, March 2010, pp.5-21
Annette Weber

State building in Somalia: challenges in a zone of crisis

in: Eva-Maria Bruchhaus / M. Monika Sommer (eds.) Hot Spot Horn of Africa Revisited Approaches to Make Sense of Conflict Lit-Verlag, Münster/ Berlin 2008
Annette Weber

Barbarian beasts or mothers of invention

Relation of Gendered fighter and citizen images. With a specific case study on southern Sudan

in: Dissertationen Online, Universitätsbibliothek der Freien Universität Berlin, Berlin 2008, 364 Seiten (online)

In the Media/ »Point of View« (selection):

Annette Weber

Beating Boko Haram

Military action alone cannot defeat the Islamist group. Northeast Nigeria needs a share of the South’s wealth.

in: The Security Times, February 2015, p. 28
Annette Weber

"The terrorists think that their attacks will have an immediate influence on politics"

Islamist radicals have murdered at least 67 people in Kenia, dozens are being missed. Annette Weber speaks about history, structure and ideology of Al-Shabab, who is responsible for the terrorist attack in a shopping centre in Nairobi.

Point of View, September 2013

SWP Comments

Corentin Brustlein, James Dobbins, Dalia Dassa Kaye, Oliver Meier, Marco Overhaus, Neil Quilliam, Charles Ries, Dorothée Schmid, Sanam Vakil, Azadeh Zamirirad
Saving Transatlantic Cooperation and the Iran Nuclear Deal

A View from Europe and the United States

Amal Jamal
The Rise of “Bad Civil Society” in Israel

Nationalist Civil Society Organizations and the Politics of Delegitimization

SWP Research Papers