Guest Author - Jeanne Egbosiuba Ukwendu
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 letters I and K.
Countries Beginning With I
The current flag of the Ivory Coast was adopted in 1959. The flag has three equal vertical bands of orange, white, and green. The color orange represents the land of the north and fertility. The color white represents for peace and unity. The color green represents the forests of the south and hope for a bright future. The design of the Ivory Coast's flag was based on France's flag.
Countries Beginning With K
The current flag of Kenya was adopted on December 12, 1963. The flag has three equal horizontal bands of black (on the top), red, and green. The red band is edged in white and a large Maasai warrior's shield covering crossed spears is centered on the red band. The color black represents the majority population. The color red represents the blood shed in the struggle for freedom. The color green represents natural wealth. The color white represents peace. The shield and crossed spears represents the defense of freedom.
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