The Flag of The African Union

The flag of the African Union (AU) is a symbolic representation of the continent's unity and aspiration. It features a green background with the AU emblem in the center. The emblem consists of a gold circle enclosing a map of Africa, including the island of Madagascar, which is also in gold. Surrounding the map is a green circle with the inscription 'African Union' in both English and French ('Union Africaine'), reflecting the continent's linguistic diversity. The gold color represents Africa's wealth and bright future, while the green symbolizes African hopes and aspirations.

The Flag of The African Union

History

The African Union, established on July 9, 2002, as a successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), adopted its flag as part of efforts to forge a common identity and foster unity among its member states. The flag has undergone modifications to reflect the evolving vision of the organization. In 2010, the AU decided to incorporate the new logo into the flag, which led to the current design. This emblem change was part of a larger effort to strengthen the Union's representation and visibility on the world stage. The AU's flag not only symbolizes the collective identity of Africa but also represents the continent's shared history, struggles, and aspirations for a peaceful, integrated, and prosperous Africa.