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by Mark Sensen and António Martins
Flag originally adopted 18 August 1958, re-adopted 10 June 1991, coat of arms adopted 10 June 1991.
The Original and Present-day Flag
The flag adopted on 18 August 1958 by a then autonomous republic within the French Comunity
is in the Pan-African colours and was the fifth national flag to use these colours, adopted
by Ghana in reference to Ethiopia, the only
African state who successfully resisted colonisation. The flag is divided diagonally from the
lower hoist to the upper fly in green, yellow, red, with the yellow stripe narrower than
the other portions.
On the 15th August 1960 the Republic gained its full independence and kept the same flag.
Dov Gutterman, 11 January 1999