Sunday, November 21, 2010

A New Flag in Africa: South Sudan

Flag of South Sudan
The flag of Southern Sudan was adopted following the signing of the Peace Agreement that ended the second Sudanese civil war. The flag was previously used as the flag of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM).

The flag is very similar to the Kenyan flag with the addition of a blue triangle and gold star. The colors represent the Southern Sudanese people (black), the blood shed for freedom (red), the land (green) and the waters of the Nile (blue); the gold star (The Star of Bethlehem), represents the unity of the various states and peoples of South Sudan.

In January 2011, a referendum on Independence for South Sudan is scheduled to the held.

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