African countries have gone through many changes in recent history. This includes their flags. The current flags have elements that represent concepts and ideas important to that country. Each flag is unique in its own way. Below are the flags for the African countries beginning with the letter G.
The flag of Gabon was adopted in 1960. The flag has three equal horizontal bands of green (on the top), yellow, and blue. The color green represents the country's forests and natural resources. The color gold represents the equator and the sun. The color blue represents the sea.
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Gambia's current flag, designed by Pa Louis Thomasi, was adopted on February 18, 1965. The flag has three equal horizontal bands of red (on the top), blue with white edges, and green. The color red represents the sun and the savannah. The color blue represents the Gambia River. The color green represents forests and agriculture. The color white stripes represents unity and peace.
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The current flag of Ghana, designed by Mrs. Theodosia Okoh, was adopted in 1957. The flag was flown until 1959, then reinstated in 1966. Ghana's flag has three equal horizontal bands of red (on the top), yellow, and green. There is a large black five-pointed star centered in the yellow band. The color red represents the blood shed for independence. The color yellow represents the country's mineral wealth. The color green represents its forests and natural wealth. The black star is said to be the guiding star of African freedom.
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The current flag of Guinea was adopted on November 10, 1958. The flag has three equal vertical bands of red, yellow, and green. The color red represents the people's sacrifice for liberation and work. The color yellow stands for the sun, for the riches of the earth, and for justice. The color green symbolizes the country's vegetation and unity.
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The current flag of Guinea-Bissau was adopted in 1973. The flag has two equal horizontal bands of yellow (on the top) and green with a vertical red band on the hoist side. There is a black five-pointed star centered in the red band. The color yellow represents the sun. The color green represents hope. The color red represents the blood shed during the struggle for independence. The black star represents African unity.
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