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The current flag of Rwanda was officially adopted on October 25, 2001. It was designed an artist and engineer named Alphonse Kirimbenecyo. It is comprised of a double blue stripe with a sun on the right hand side, a yellow stripe and a green one at the bottom. The blue stripe represents happiness and peace. The sun has 24 rays and they symbolise unity, transparency and enlightenment. The yellow stripe represents Rwanda?s mineral wealth and economic development. Finally the green stripe is for the natural resources of the country and overall prosperity.

The previous Rwanda flag made up of vertical stripes and a black ?R? in the middle. The colour red and the black are were removed because they represented blood and mourning respectively.

Its design can look like it is being displayed in reverse, but the photos below depict the correct way it is flown.

Website: http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/Flags/rw.html

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  • Updated Oct 9, 2012
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