This time, it gives me great satisfaction to inform you of the fundamental reasons why nations like Senegal, Mali, Togo, Guinea, Cameron, and Ghana share similar flags. Continue to read.
Ethiopia overcame Italians who wanted to colonize it in 1896 at the Battle of Adwa. Emperor Menelik II commissioned the design of a tricolor flag with a rectangular pattern from top to bottom a year later, in 1897. Red, green, and yellow made up these hues.
Ghana gained its independence under Kwame Nkrumah in 1957. As a fervent supporter of Ethiopia, Nkrumah decided to use Ethiopia's colors when creating his country's flag right after it gained independence. This was done to recognize and respect Ethiopia as a nation that has never been colonized. Ethiopia's flag at that time featured a green stripe on top rather than a red one.
Countries started obtaining independence as imperialist authority over Africa drew closer. Later, the design of their flags was influenced by Ethiopia, and Senegal, Mali, Togo, Guinea, and Cameron did the same.
Furthermore, since many nations have adopted them, it has been determined that the colors have distinct meanings. The colors green, yellow, red, and black stand for the continent's richness, the blood poured during the struggle for independence, and the vast agricultural soil that makes up Africa.
The three colors are, in the end, the symbols of African unity. They were adopted by nations to represent their shared heritage and solidarity.
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