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Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
ye-Ītyōṗṗyā Fēdēralāwī Dīmōkrāsīyāwī Rīpeblīk
800px-Flag of Ethiopia.svg.png

Global Defense Initiative, later the Brotherhood of Nod



Standard units

First Tiberium War GDI arsenal

Unique units
and/or bonuses

First Tiberium War Nod arsenal


First Tiberium War

Current status

Brotherhood of Nod captures Ethiopia after a prison riot in Sudan

Ethiopia, officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. It is bordered by Eritrea to the north, Djibouti and Somalia to the east, Sudan and South Sudan to the west, and Kenya to the south. This is a country in north-east Africa when the Brotherhood of Nod invaded Sudan to make a prison riot and rescue their comrades, killing two GDI Commanders in charge of those prisons in Kafia-Kingi and Al-Ubayyial.

History[edit | edit source]

Ethiopia is one of the oldest locations of human existence known to scientists and is widely considered the region from which Homo sapiens first set out for the Middle East and points beyond. Tracing its roots to the 2nd millennium BC, Ethiopia was a monarchy for most of its history. Alongside Rome, Persia, China and India, the Kingdom of Aksum was one of the great world powers of the 3rd century and the first major empire in the world to officially adopt Christianity as a state religion in the 4th century. During the Scramble for Africa, Ethiopia was the only African country beside Liberia that retained its sovereignty as a recognized independent country, and was one of only four African members of the League of Nations. When other African nations gained their independence following World War II, many of them adopted the colors of Ethiopia's flag, and Addis Ababa became the location of several global organizations focused on Africa. In 1974, at the end of Haile Selassie I's reign, Ethiopia became a federal republic and the EPRDF has been the ruling party since 1991.

First Tiberium War[edit | edit source]

When the Invasion Of Egypt destroyed the GDI forces and overthrew the Egyptian Prime Minister, the Brotherhood of Nod had controlled the Suez Canal as an important lifeline to their trustees in Libya, Egypt and now reaching Sudan. Without the Suez Canal, GDI shipping such as Hovercrafts, Aircraft Carriers and Gunboats can't reach Ethiopia and other countries in north-east Africa with supplies and reinforcements to handle the rivalry tensions against the Brotherhood of Nod.

The Global Defense Initiative said that the Suez Canal is lost and told world leaders including those in Africa to strengthen their forces ready for a fight against Nod. The Ethiopian government had been overthrown by the Brotherhood of Nod and GDI forces in the area were destroyed by the unruly faction which a new Nod government had been put into political assets by Kane during the early days of the First Tiberium War.