Nile River Coalition
Leader(s) Abasi Hakim (K.I.A.)
Appears in Call of Duty: Black Ops III
Country Ethiopia (Lead)
South Sudan
Type Supranational Union

The Nile River Coalition, abbreviated as NRC, is a hostile faction that appears in Call of Duty: Black Ops III.

Currently led by Ethiopia, the NRC is a political-economic, supranational union that seeks to control the flow of the Nile River as water has become a strategic and invaluable resource in a world suffering from the effects of global warming.[1]


The Nile River Coalition was founded in 2022 by South Sudan and Ethiopia. It initially served as a trading alliance between the two countries, until Sudan joined in 2024. As neighboring countries suffered droughts and water shortages, the NRC profited by placing taxes on water trading between the countries. In 2030, the Kampala Agreement saw the absorption of Uganda and Kenya into the NRC.

In the 2030s, the NRC developed plans to build a series of dams and water treatment plants along parts of the Nile River that passed through its territory. Although it did not have the funding to bring these plans to fruition, the idea drew controversy and condemnation from Egypt and the Winslow Accord, which claimed it was a breach of the Helsinki Rules.

In 2039, Kenya discovered substantial amounts of Rare Earth Elements, which it began to trade with the Common Defense Pact. In exchange, Kenya was admitted into the CDP, and the rest of the NRC's member nations followed suit by 2040. The strengthening relationship with the CDP ensured that the NRC received the funding it needed to materialize its plans to build dams on the Nile River.

By 2053, Kenya had constructed dams and water purification facilities on the Nile River; Sudan and South Sudan completed theirs in 2055, followed by Ethiopia in 2059. The water flow from the Nile River into Egypt significantly dropped and, facing severe drought, the Egyptian government declared war on the Nile River Coalition. The war would rage on for over five years, fueled by indirect involvement from both the Winslow Accord and the Common Defense Pact.

Member Nations of the Nile River CoalitionEdit

Areas Factions Control Map BO3

A map of areas each faction controls. Areas controlled by the Nile River Coalition are in red.

  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Uganda