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Flag of Uganda Description
The flag of Uganda has six horizontal stripes of black, yellow, and red, which repeat from top to bottom.
The black, yellow, and red are traditional pan-African colors. The black represents the people of Uganda, the yellow is symbolic of the sunshine, and red represents brotherhood, symbolizing the blood that connects the people of Uganda.
History of the Ugandan Flag
Designed by the national Minister of Justice, Grace Ibingira, the flag of Uganda was officially adopted on October 9, 1962, when Uganda gained independence from the United Kingdom. Prior to this flag, a provisional flag was used unofficially from March 1962 until the adoption of the current flag. The provisional flag had vertical stripes of green on the outer edges, blue in the center, and narrow yellow stripes on either side of the blue, separating the blue and the green. On the center of the blue middle stripe was the silhouette of the crane in yellow.
Last Updated On : January 25, 2013