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Ethiopia was the first independent African state. The green-yellow-red flag appeared in 1897 but with the current colours reversed. It was the flag of Ethiopia that became the basis for the pan-African colours. Before the end of the Ethiopian Empire the colours were originally connected to the liturgy of the Coptic Church and were interpreted as: red for power and faith; yellow for church, peace, natural wealth and love; and green for land and hope.
The colours were also interpreted as having a connection to the Holy Trinity and the theological virtues (Faith, Hope, and Charity), and the three main provinces. In 1996, the new national emblem was placed in the centre of the flag. The blue symbolizes peace and the pentagram represents the unity of the nations, nationalities and peoples of Ethiopia.Contact us to purchase