The Rwanda flag is a vertical triband with in the center an enblem. The used colors in the flag are blue, green, yellow. The proportion of it is 2:3. It was adopted in 2001. The first use of the current design was in 2001. The last change to the current one designed was in 2001.
The flag has three colours: blue, green and yellow, The blue band represents happiness and peace, the yellow band symbolizes economic development, and the green band symbolizes the hope of prosperity. The yellow sun represents enlightenment.
The new flag represents national unity, respect for work, heroism, and confidence in the future. It was adopted to avoid connotations to the 1994 genocide. The flag was designed by Alphonse Kirimobenecyo.
When hung vertically, the flag should be displayed as the horizontal version rotated clockwise 90 degrees.
Rwanda’s previous flag was a red-yellow-green tricolour with a large black letter “R” (to distinguish it from the otherwise identical Flag of Guinea, with the “R” standing for Rwanda). Derived from the flag of Ethiopia, the colours green, yellow, and red represented peace, the nation’s hope for its development, and the people. The colours were associated with Pan-African colours. The flag was changed because it became associated with the brutality of the 1994 genocide
Proposed flag of German East Africa which was never used due to the flag being proposed shortly before the outbreak of World War I and Germany’s colonies being taken by other European powers after the war
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