The flag of the East African Community is the flag used since 2008 by the East African Community, an intergovernmental organization composed of seven countries in the African Great Lakes region in eastern Africa.
|Design||A blue background with a thin yellow stripe fimbrated in green, overtop two thin stripes of black and red, fimbriated in white. In the center of the stripes is the emblem of the EAC.|
The Community Emblem Act, 2003 sets out the symbolism behind the flag.
The first version of the flag was adopted in 2003 by the Community Emblem Act, 2003 when the Community only consisted of three members: Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. In 2007, the Community expanded to include Burundi and Rwanda. In 2008, to take into account this expansion of membership the Community Emblems (Amendment) Act, 2008 was passed, which modified the emblem to include Burundi and Rwanda.