The Senegalese flag is a vertical triband with in the center an enblem. The used colors in the flag are red, green, yellow. The proportion of the Senegalese flag is 2:3. The Flag of Senegal was adopted in 1960.
The federation between the two former colonies did not last long and ended two months after independence. On August 20, Senegal separated from the federation and became an independent country. The new nation’s flag kept the colours and stripes of the federation’s flag, with the only change being the replacement of the kanaga with a green star.
In April 2004, the flag and its design were hoist into the public colloquium when Moustapha Niasse, then-leader of the Alliance of the Forces of Progress, hosted a press conference regarding the “modification of the election code and the set up of an independent commission to check the lawfulness of the next legislative and presidential elections.” At the conference’s coda, Niasse explored what he felt was “defense of the symbols of the Republic against the division threat and the offence against national unity”, and produced “[a] visible replacement, on certain official documents, of the green star of the central yellow stripe of the national flag by a golden baobab“, alongside what he described as “the non-performance of the national anthem during official ceremonies”.
The newspaper WalFadjri reported on the same press conference with an emphasis on the alleged transmutation of the national symbology, even going so far as to entitle the feature “PresidentWade creates a new flag”. Niasse again produced what he flaunted as an official document signe