Coat of arms of South Sudan

The coat of arms of the Republic of South Sudan was adopted in July 2011 following independence from the Republic of Sudan. Prior to independence, South Sudan was an autonomous region of Sudan.

Coat of arms of South Sudan
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ArmigerRepublic of South Sudan
AdoptedJuly 2011; 9 years ago (2011-07)
MottoJustice, Liberty, Prosperity

The design of the coat of arms was approved by the cabinet of the autonomous Government of Southern Sudan in April 2011, having previously been endorsed by the Southern Sudan Legislative Assembly in May 2011.[1][2]

DesignEdit

The arms consist of an escutcheon with the tincture or (gold). The supporter is an African fish eagle holding a crossed spear and spade, symbolizing the people's resolve to protect the sovereignty of their republic and work hard to feed it,[3] described in some press accounts as a shield and two spears. The eagle is depicted as looking towards its right shoulder with wings outstretched, and it holds in its claws a scroll bearing the name of the state.[4] The eagle signifies strength, resilience, vision, and majesty.[3][5]

HistoryEdit

Southern Sudan Autonomous Region (2005–2011)Edit

The Southern Sudan Autonomous Region, that existed between 2005 and 2011, used an emblem consisting of the coat of arms of Sudan surrounded by the legends "GOVERNMENT OF SOUTHERN SUDAN" and "GOSS".[6] The arms of Sudan depict a secretarybird bearing a traditional shield. Two scrolls are placed on the arms; the upper one displays the national motto, 'OUR VICTORY', and the lower one displays the title of the state, 'REPUBLIC OF THE SUDAN' in the English language.[7]

Another emblem was also used by some agencies and offices of the autonomous Government of Southern Sudan. This coat of arms was similar to the arms of neighbouring Commonwealth states Kenya and Uganda. It depicted a traditional African shield with the design of the Flag of Southern Sudan, crossed by lances. The shield was supported by a shoebill and a rhinoceros. The compartment depicted local crops and the waters of the River Nile with a scroll bearing the motto "JUSTICE, EQUALITY, DIGNITY".[8][9]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fishing Eagle Is South Sudan's Official Coat Of Arms". Sudancatholicradio.net. 2011-04-29. Archived from the original on 2012-03-20. Retrieved 2012-03-13.
  2. ^ "SSLA endorses national anthem and coat of arms". Mirayafm.org. 2011-05-26. Archived from the original on 2012-03-21. Retrieved 2012-03-13.
  3. ^ a b Government of the Republic of South Sudan (2014). "State Symbols: Coat of Arms". Archived from the original on 2014-12-11. Retrieved 2014-12-05.
  4. ^ A Voice that speaks of Peace (2011-05-02). "SOUTH SUDAN OFFICIALLY RECOGNISES 191 YEARS OF STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM". Bakhitaradio.org. Archived from the original on 2011-09-04. Retrieved 2012-03-13.
  5. ^ "Legislative Assembly Receives Proposed Symbols Of Authority". Gurtong.net. 2011-05-11. Retrieved 2012-03-13.
  6. ^ "Embassy of the Republic of South Sudan in Washington, DC - HOME". Gossmission.org. 2012-03-09. Archived from the original on March 8, 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-13.
  7. ^ "State Symbols". Goss-online.org. Archived from the original on 2012-04-29. Retrieved 2012-03-13.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-08-12. Retrieved 2011-02-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "News Photo Galleries & Slideshows - Yahoo! News". News.yahoo.com. Archived from the original on 2011-01-29. Retrieved 2012-03-13.

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