The national flag of Angola is in use sice 1975 when the country became independent. The flag is split horizontaly into red and black halves. In the center there is an emblem: a yellow half geer crossed by the machelle and crowned with a star.
The History of the flag
The flag is associated with a popular Movement for liberation of Angola which fought against the rule of portuguese colonists and founded the governing party after the Civil war. The flag of this party was nearly the same as the national flag but a star as used as an emble instead of the gear. In the Constitution of Angola it is outlined that red symbolises the blood of people ho struggled for the independnce of the country and black colour is the traditional symbol of Africa. The central emblem also has a special meaning. The geear is a symbol of industrial workers, the machelle means that many citizans of the country are peasants and the star is the symbol of sosialism. In 2013 a new desighn of the flag with an emblem of the sun in the center as proposed but it asn`t approved because the government thought is ressembles ancient pictures found in Tchundono- Hulo caves, so the flag remained the same.