Mali National Flag
The National Flag of Mali is a vertical tricolor, it has three colors Green, Golden, and Red. The flag was approved after the country gained independence from France in 1959. The color of the flag resembles closely with Ghana as both countries remained intact for a short period of time. From the hoist side, the flag starts with a green color and then golden color in the middle and finally the red color.
Mali Flag History
The National Flag of Mali was adopted in 1959 for the first time on April 4. The variant flag has the only dissimilarity with the National flag currently that it had a human stick figure on the golden stripe. The human stick was black in color and was made visible to express the solidarity with the other African nations. The stick is also known as Kanaga, and its arms are raised to the sky. After the strong opposition by the political parties as well as the public, the stick was removed after two years in 1961 as it was considered an act is opposing Islamic norms not to draw human image or sculptures anywhere.
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The present-day National Flag of Mali was adopted on March 1, 1961, after the removal of Kanaga. The shades of the National Flag of Mali are based on Pan-African colors similar to the rest of the African nations that gained independence from France.
Mali Flag Meaning
The three colors of the national flag of Mali represents the people, culture, economy, and sacrifices made by the freedom fighters. The first color from the left i.e. green represents the agriculture, forests, plains, and mountains of the country, the golden color shows the economic growth and gold mines in the country. As Mali is a mineral-rich country, the gold color was added specifically to show the mineral wealth of the country. The red color remembers the sacrifices made by farmers and factory workers to gain independence from France.
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