The national flag of Malawi a horizontal triband of black, red, and green with a red rising sun centred on the black stripe.
Balck represents the indigenous people of the continent
Red symbolizes the blood shed in the struggle for freedom
Green stands for nature
The rising sun represents the dawn of hope and freedom for the continent of Africa
A new flag of Malawi was adopted on 29 July 2010, as proposed by the Democratic Progressive Party-led government. The stripes were altered from the previous flag to match the original Pan-African Flag layout, with the red stripe at the top, the black stripe in middle, and the green stripe at the bottom. The rising sun at the flag's top was replaced with a full, centred white sun representing the economic progress Malawi has made since becoming independent. The flag was endorsed by the President of Malawi, Bingu wa Mutharika, who approved the flag change on 29 July 2010. The opposition United Democratic Front and a majority of Malawians opposed the new flag and pejoratively nicknamed "Bingu's flag". On 28 May 2012, under new president Joyce Banda, Parliament voted to revert to the independence flag, bringing curtains down on the flag controversy.
What is the Malawi flag controversy?
Malawi flag details
|Adopted||6 July 1964|
|Re-adopted||28 May 2012|