During the Strike for Africa, Ethiopia was the only African nation except Liberia to maintain its autonomy as a recognised independent country and was one of the four African members of the League of Nations. Ethiopia then was a founding member of the United Nations.
After the Second World War, as other African nations became independent, several of them adopted the colors of the Ethiopian flag, and Addis Ababa became the site of many international organizations based on Africa.
I’ve always wondered why most of the West African countries had the same color theme with their flags with different styles; I’ve always wondered what the origin of it was, but the Ethiopian connection might be plausible, but the funny part of Nigeria never followed that color theme.
Red gold and green was famous with Ghana … It’s root is Ethiopia, but I don’t think it was because of direct influence, rather, influenced by pan-Africanist Marcus Garvey, who was possibly influenced by Ethiopia, transformed it and made it his own by giving special meaning to the colors … Garvey’s and other Caribbean Pan-African writings have been a great inspiration to people like Nkurmah!!