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Flag Of Zanzibar
The flag of Zanzibar
Zanzibar
was adopted on 9 January 2005.[1] It is a horizontal tricolour of blue, black, and green with the national flag of Tanzania
Tanzania
in the canton. Historical flags[edit] Zanzibar
Zanzibar
was a part of the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman, which flew a plain red flag, beginning in 1698
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Tricolour (flag)
A tricolour or tricolor is a type of flag or banner design with a triband design which originated in the 16th century as a symbol of republicanism, liberty or indeed revolution
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Flag Of Ghana
The national flag of Ghana
Ghana
was designed and adopted in 1957 and was flown until 1962, and then reinstated in 1966. It consists of the Pan-African colours
Pan-African colours
of red, yellow, and green, in horizontal stripes, with a black five-pointed star in the centre of the gold stripe. The Ghanaian flag was the second African flag after the flag of the Ethiopian Empire to feature these colours. The flag's design influenced that of the flag of Guinea-Bissau (1973)
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Flag Of The Comoros
The national flag of the Union of the Comoros
Comoros
(officially French: Union des Comores, Comorian: Udzima wa Komori, Arabic: الاتّحاد القمريّ‎, al-Ittiḥād al-Qamarī) was designed in 2001 and officially adopted on January 7, 2002.[1][2] It continues to display the crescent and four stars, which is a motif that has been in use in slightly various forms since 1975 during the independence movement.[3] In its constitution, the government of the
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Flag Of The Democratic Republic Of The Congo
The national flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo
is a sky blue flag, adorned with a yellow star in the upper left canton and cut diagonally by a red stripe with a yellow fimbriation. It was adopted on 20 February 2006.[citation needed] A new constitution, ratified in December 2005 and which came into effect in February 2006, promoted a return to a flag similar to that flown between 1963 and 1971, with a change from a royal blue to sky blue background. Blue represents peace. Red stands for "the blood of the country's martyrs", yellow the country's wealth; and the star a radiant future for the country.[2] (subscription required) Previous flags[edit] The previous flag was adopted in 2003. It is similar to the flag used between 1960 and 1963. The flag is based on the flag which was originally used by King Leopold's Association Internationale Africaine and was first used in 1877
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Flag Of The Republic Of The Congo
The national flag of the Republic of the Congo
Republic of the Congo
consists of a yellow diagonal band divided diagonally from the lower hoist-side corner, with a green upper triangle and red lower triangle. Adopted in 1959 to replace the French Tricolour, it was the flag of the Republic of the Congo until 1970, when the People's Republic of the Congo
Republic of the Congo
was established. The new regime changed the flag to a red field with the coat of arms of the People's Republic in the canton. This version was utilized until the regime collapsed in 1991. The new government promptly restored the original pre-1970 flag.Contents1 History 2 Design 3 References 4 External linksHistory[edit] Under French colonial rule over French Congo, the authorities forbade the colony from utilizing its own distinctive colonial flag
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Flag Of Djibouti
The national flag of Djibouti
Djibouti
(Somali: Calanka Jabuuti, Arabic: علم جيبوتي‎, French: Drapeau de Djibouti) was adopted on 27 June 1977, following the country's independence from France.[1] The light blue represents the sky and the sea, as well as the Issa Somalis, green represents the everlasting green of the earth, as well as the Afar people, white represents the colour of peace and the red star represents the unity and the blood shed by the martyrs of independence. No clans are mentioned in the national anthem.Contents1 History 2 Characteristics 3 Historical flags 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] Djiboutian
Djiboutian
independence day celebrations with the flag of Djibouti.Before the establishment of French Somaliland, the flag of the Sultanate of Tajoura was the only ensign used in the territory.[2] The flag of Djibouti
Djibouti
was later created in 1970
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Flag Of Egypt
The flag of Egypt
Egypt
(Egyptian Arabic: علم مصر‎, IPA: [ˈʕælæm ˈmɑsˤɾ]) is a tricolour consisting of the three equal horizontal red, white, and black bands of the Egyptian revolutionary flag dating back to the 1952 Egyptian Revolution
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Flag Of Equatorial Guinea
The flag of Equatorial Guinea was adopted on August 21, 1979.[1] The six stars on the map represent the country's mainland and five islands. Under the rule of dictator Francisco Nguema the flag was modified and a different national emblem was used on it. After he was deposed the original flag was restored.Contents1 Features and symbolism 2 History 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksFeatures and symbolism[edit] The flag is a horizontal tricolor, with green, white and red stripes and a blue triangle at the hoist. Green
Green
symbolizes the natural resources, agriculture and jungles of the country. Blue
Blue
symbolizes the sea, which connects the main country with the islands. White symbolizes peace. Red
Red
symbolizes the blood shed by the fighters for independence.[2] History[edit] The flag was first flown the day of independence, October 12, 1968, and it showed the national emblem in the center
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Flag Of Eritrea
The national flag of Eritrea, as adopted on December 5, 1995,[1] bears a resemblance to the official flag of the Eritrean People's Liberation Front. The wreath with the upright olive-branch symbol derived from the 1952 flag, which had a light blue background to honour the United Nations.[2] The green color in the flag stands for the agriculture and livestock of the country, the blue represents for the sea, and the red for the blood lost in the fight for freedom. The flag has proportions of 1:2.Contents1 History and symbolism 2 Description 3 Historical flags 4 References 5 Sources 6 External linksHistory and symbolism[edit] Eritrea and Ethiopia
Ethiopia
were both occupied by the Italians, who ruled them as a single possession between 1935-1941
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Flag Of Ethiopia
The national flag of Ethiopia
Ethiopia
(Amharic: የኢትዮጵያ ሰንደቅ ዓላማ, ye-Ityoppya Sendeq Alama) was adopted on 31 October 1996.[1] It conforms to the specifications set forth in Article 3 of the 1995 Constitution of Ethiopia. However, the diameter of the central disc is increased from that of the flag used from 6 February to 31 October 1996.[1][2] The three traditional colours of green, yellow and red date back to Iyasu V
Iyasu V
(reigned 1913–1916).[3][4] The current flag and emblem were adopted after the defeat of Ethiopia's Marxist Derg
Derg
regime (in power from 1974 to 1987). The emblem is intended to represent both the diversity and unity of the country. Blue represents peace, the star represents diversity and unity, and the sun's rays symbolise prosperity
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Flag Of Gabon
The flag of Gabon
Gabon
is a tricolour consisting of three horizontal green, yellow and blue bands. Adopted in 1960 to replace the previous colonial flag containing the French Tricolour at the canton, it has been the flag of the Gabonese Republic since the country gained independence that year
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Flag Of The Gambia
The national flag of the Gambia consists of three horizontal red, blue and green bands separated by two thin white fimbriations. Adopted in 1965 to replace the British Blue Ensign
Blue Ensign
defaced with the arms of the Gambia Colony and Protectorate, it has been the flag of the Republic of the Gambia since the country gained independence that year. It remained unchanged throughout the Gambia's seven-year confederation with Senegal.Contents1 History 2 Design2.1 Symbolism 2.2 Similarities3 Other uses 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit]Flag of the Gambia Colony and Protectorate
Gambia Colony and Protectorate
(1889–1965).The British first arrived in what is now modern-day Gambia in 1661, when they conquered James Island. They proceeded to construct forts around the confluence of the Gambia River
Gambia River
with the Atlantic Ocean, and gradually expanded their control upstream
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Flag Of Guinea
The national flag of Guinea
Guinea
was adopted on November 10, 1958. Design[edit] The colors of the flag were adapted from those of the Rassemblement Démocratique Africain, the dominant movement at the time of independence. The colors were in turn derived from those of Ghana, which had first adopted them in 1957. Sekou Toure, the first President of Guinea, was a close associate of Kwame Nkrumah, the former president of Ghana. Colors[edit] Red symbolizes the blood of the martyrs who died from slavery and wars, yellow represents the sun and the riches of the country, and green the country's vegetation. In keeping with other flags in the region, the Pan-African movement's colors of red, yellow, and green are used. The design is a tricolor. The colors of the flag from left to right are the reverse of the flag of Mali
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Flag Of The Central African Republic
The national flag of the Central African Republic
Central African Republic
was officially adopted in 1958. It has been retained since that time with the same design, four horizontal stripes of blue, white, green and yellow, and a single vertical band of red, with a yellow five pointed star in the upper left corner.Contents1 Design 2 History 3 Former flags 4 References 5 External linksDesign[edit] The design consists of four horizontal stripes and one vertical stripe, and a single yellow five pointed star in the upper left. The colours chosen are intended to be symbolic of France (blue and white) and Africa (green and yellow) with the red vertical stripe connecting them both in unity, and the respect that Europeans and Africans should have for each other
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Flag Of Guinea-Bissau
The national flag of Guinea-Bissau
Guinea-Bissau
was adopted in 1973 when independence from Portugal
Portugal
was proclaimed. Design[edit] Like the former flag of Cape Verde, the flag is based on that of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde
African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde
(PAIGC). The party was established in 1956 to peacefully campaign for independence from Portugal
Portugal
during its Estado Novo regime, but turned to armed conflict in the 1960s and was one of the belligerents in the 1963–74 Guinea-Bissau
Guinea-Bissau
War of Independence. It is still the dominant party in Guinea-Bissau
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