The Flag of Rwanda

The flag of Rwanda consists of three horizontal stripes in the colors of sky blue, yellow, and green, in descending order of width. The sky blue stripe takes up half the flag's area and features a golden sun with 24 rays in the top-right corner. This design symbolizes peace, enlightenment, and the country's natural beauty. The yellow stripe represents economic development, and the green stripe symbolizes hope and prosperity.

The Flag of Rwanda

History

The current flag of Rwanda was adopted on October 25, 2001. It replaced the previous flag, which had been in use since 1962, following Rwanda's independence from Belgium. The old flag was a tricolor of green, yellow, and red with a large black 'R' to distinguish it from the Guinean flag. The redesign in 2001 was part of a broader effort to rebuild the country and foster national unity following the genocide against the Tutsi in 1994. The new flag's design was chosen to represent a new vision for the country's future, breaking away from the past divisions and focusing on unity, peace, and prosperity.