The Hidden Meaning Behind The Ugandan Flag

Somebody educated may tell you, Uganda is the pearl of Africa,and then another will ask….err,where is that?? It’s an East African Country mainly known for political and constitutional conflicts in the 21st century. However previously before it got it’s independence, Uganda was under British colonial rule before it got it’s independence in 1962.


The flag of Uganda was adopted on 9 October 1962, the date that Uganda became independent. It consists of six equal horizontal bands of black (top), yellow, red, black, yellow, and red; a white disc is superimposed at the centre and depicts the national symbol, a Grey Crowned Crane, facing the hoist side. The three colors are representative of African peoples (black), Africa’s sunshine (yellow), and African brotherhood (red being the color of blood, through which all Africans are connected). The Grey Crowned Crane is fabled for its gentle nature and was also the military badge of Ugandan soldiers during British rule.The center of the flag displays a gray crowned crane, which has been a symbol of Uganda since the colonial period. The crane is also raising its leg in order to symbolize the belief in the continuing progress of the nation and its people.

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