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The color and meaning of Eritrean flag

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Eritrean Flag

The present flag of Eritrea was adopted on December 5, 1995, and uses the fundamental layout of the flag of the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front, with the wreath with upright olive branch symbol derived from the 1952 flag.

The flag is dominated by a red triangle extending from the hoist to the fly with complementary green and blue triangles above and below.

What do the colours symbolise?
• Green represents the fertility of the country respectively for agriculture;
• Blue represents the ocean and red for the blood lost in the fight for freedom.

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The color and meaning of Ethiopian flag

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The colours of African unity – red, green, yellow – are seen on one of the oldest African flags.

These colours were used for the national flag of Ethiopia in 1897; a year after Ethiopia determinedly defended itself from colonial Italy at the Battle of Adwa.

The flag’s tri-colour scheme was there since the early 19th c. and was formerly the official banner of the Ethiopian Empire’s Solomonic dynasty.


The royal flag often featured the symbol of a Lion of Judah, a crowned lion carrying a cross centred in the banner’s yellow mid-section.

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