The flag of the former Republic of Biafra consists of a horizontal tricolour of red, black, and green, charged with a golden rising sun over a golden bar.
Red represented the blood of those massacred in the north. Black is for mourning them and in remembrance. Green is for prosperity and the half of a yellow/golden sun stands for a glorious future. The sun has eleven rays, representing the eleven provinces of Biafra.
It is based on the pan-African flag designed by Marcus Garvey's Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League It should not be confused with the similar-looking flag of Malawi.
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