Why African flags have the colours green, gold and red

The first African state to adopt a red, gold and green flag upon independence was Ghana in 1957.

Well, it all started during the scramble for Africa, Ethiopia was the only African country besides Liberia that retained its sovereignty as a recognized independent country.

When other African nations received their independence following World War II, many of them adopted the colours of Ethiopia's flag, the country drew the admiration of many newly independent states in Africa and its capital Addis Ababa became the location of several international organizations focused on Africa.

The colours of the flags have different meanings:

Red means the blood spilt on their land in the time of slavery.

Black represents the colour of their skin.

Green means the land they own and of course, its colour, and ;

Gold represents the sun.

Here's a photo of African countries with similar flags:

Green, gold and red are now found on the national flags of many African nations. The first African state to adopt a red, gold and green flag upon independence was Ghana in 1957.

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