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Flag of Malawi

Malawi
Ratio 2:3
Adoption 1964
Design A horizontal triband of black, red, and green; charged with a red rising sun centred on the black stripe. [0]
Colors
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History

The flag of Malawi was officially adopted on 6 July 1964 when the colony of Nyasaland became independent from British rule and renamed itself Malawi. [0]

Meaning

The rising sun represents the dawn of hope and freedom for the continent of Africa (when the flag was created, more countries in Africa were gaining independence from European rule). The black represents the indigenous people of the continent, the red symbolizes the blood of their struggle, and the green represents nature. [0]