Laois Africa Day 2021 – Flag

Janelle joins us again today to tell us about some of the flags of Africa. Africa is a continent, not a country, so it does not have its own flag.

There are 54 independent sovereign countries in Africa as well as the international organization called African Union within the African continent has a specific flag. Although the national flags of independent countries of Africa differ in design, they do share some shared features. Almost each flag is striped except the flat rectangular flags of Tunisia, Morocco, Eritrea, Mauritania, Somalia. The most commonly used colours in the flags of African Nations are yellow, green, black and red.

Laois Africa Day 2021 is brought to you by Laois County Council in partnership with Laois African Support Group, Respond and supported by Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs.