What are the colors of African Union flag?
The African Union flag has 4 primary colors, which are green, white, gold and red.
The table below has the common and popular codes of these colors in HEX, RGB and CMYK formats along with Pantone (PMS), RAL and NCS (Natural Color System). Please note that HEX and RGB codes are to be used for digital works and web pages (including HTML and CSS) while the CMYK values are for printers.
The African Union or Organisation of African Unity was established in 1963 and disbanded in 2002. It was replaced by the African Union (AU). Its main aims was to promote harmony, economic and political integration amongst the states and to do away with colonialism the had plagued the continent of Africa and deprived it of its own resources.
The flag of the OAU consist of green, gold and white stripes with the emblem of the organisation placed in the middle. These come from the colors of the emblem - green symbolizing peace, hope and aspiration of the organisation, gold representing wealth and bright future and red for the solidarity and the bloodshed during the liberation of the African continent.
What is the meaning of colors in the African Union flag?
Green, white, gold and red, the four colors in the African Union flag, stand for hopes and aspiration to unity, purity of africa's desire to have genuine friends throughout the world, wealth and bright future and solidarity and the blood shed for the liberation of africa, respectively. Also, specially in case of state flags, the meaning associated with the colors are generally endorsed by an official charter. However, at times the symbolism is simply understood by being descended from the culture of the land or has seeped so deeply into customs that, now, the two are inextricably linked. Please also note that there can be more than one meaning for the colors in the African Union flag.