Flag of the East African Community

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.

East African Community
Flag of the East African Community.svg
UseInternational organisation
Adopted2008[1]
DesignA 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.

DescriptionEdit

The Community Emblem Act, 2003 sets out the symbolism behind the flag.[2]

  • Blue: Lake Victoria signifying the unity of the EAC Partner States.
  • White, Black, Green, Yellow, Red: Representing the different colours of the flags of each of the EAC Partner States.
  • Handshake: East African Community.
  • Centre: Emblem of the East African Community.

HistoryEdit

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.[2] 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.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Community Emblems (Amendment) Act, 2008, East African Community, 2008, archived from the original on 13 June 2015, retrieved 25 March 2016
  2. ^ a b Community Emblem Act, 2003, East African Community, 2003, archived from the original on 13 June 2015, retrieved 25 March 2016