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The East African Protectorate (EAP) was a union of African nations. It was composed of the former nations of Kenya[1] and Tanzania.[2]


Early History[]

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Wind Power Station 7 on Zanzibar Island, Tanzania.

Sometime in the 2400s,[3] the East African Protectorate tried a number of high capital projects like Wind Power Station 7 based on Zanzibar Island in an attempt of re-nationalization.[4] Part of this re-nationalization included creating the Global Water Campaign, which involved the building of many different water purification plants.[3]

Battle of Earth[]

Main article: Battle of Earth

On October 20, 2552, the Prophet of Regret had arrived at Earth. Regret's flagship, the Solemn Penance was the sole ship to break through orbital defensive lines. It ended up resting above New Mombasa while Regret was in search of The Artifact. The Prophet then entered into Slipspace, while in the city, to Installation 05.[5] The closing of slipspace portal caused the New Mombasa Orbital Elevator to become very weak and eventually collapse.[6] The resulting wreckage would end up spreading out across huge swaths of the Kenyan savannah.[7]

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The ruins of the New Mombasa Space Elevator, near the Tsavo Highway.

After Regret's failed attack, the Prophet of Truth's fleet immediately began to reinforce the remaining forces over Africa.[8] They began assaulting UNSC bases around the country such as Crow's Nest. As well, they also began to excavate The Artifact from beneath the cities of Voi and New Mombasa.[7] When the portal opened, a Flood infected Indulgence of Conviction, hit Voi, causing the human allied Fleet of Retribution to glass part of the country and other parts of the continent.[9]


Following the war, The Artifact was locked down from the rest of the EAP.[10]

As part of Project Rebirth, the old city hall thoroughfare in Mombasa was to be transformed into the UNSC Memorial Park. Following the death or disappearance of John-117, members of the EAP would donate gold ores to help build a statue to him in the park.[11]


By the 2500s, the geography of the East African Protectorate had changed. The inland city of Voi was a water-based port.[12] The Mombasa area had changed too with the widening of the Tudor Creek and Kilindini Port.[13]

The Human-Covenant war changed the union's geography once again with the uncovering of the 150km diameter Forerunner Portal.[7]