Flag of Rwanda
|Design||A horizontal tricolour of blue (double width), yellow and green; charged with a sun-yellow sun in the upper-hoist side corner. |
Rwanda's previous flag was a red-yellow-green tricolour with a large black letter "R" (to distinguish it from the otherwise identical Flag of Guinea). Derived from the flag of Ethiopia, the colours green, yellow, and red represented peace; the nation's hope for its development; and the people. The colours were associated with Pan-African colours. The flag was changed because it had become associated with the brutality of the 1994 genocide.
The flag was designed by Alphonse Kirimobenecyo. 
The blue band represents happiness and peace, the yellow band symbolizes economic development, and the green band symbolizes the hope of prosperity. The sun represents enlightenment.