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The UK annexed Southern Rhodesia from the South Africa Company in 1923. A 1961 constitution was formulated to keep whites in power. In 1965 the government unilaterally declared its independence, but the UK did not recognize the act and demanded voting rights for the black African majority in the country (then called Rhodesia). UN sanctions and a guerrilla uprising finally led to free elections in 1979 and independence (as Zimbabwe) in 1980.
The stripes of the Zimbabwean flag echo the colours of the Zimbabwean African National Union, which led the state at it's founding in 1980. The green represents the country's vegetation and land resources, yellow the country's mineral wealth, red the blood spilt during the liberation struggle, black represents the black majority. The soapstone bird is the national emblem of Zimbabwe. The white triangle stands for peace and the "way forward", the red star for internationalism.Contact us to purchase