Au travail dans l'ordre et la dignité,
Dans le respect du droit dans l'unité,
Brisant la misère et la tyrannie,
Brandissant l'étendard de la Patrie.
To work! In order and dignity,
in the respect for rights and in unity,
Breaking poverty and tyranny,
Holding high the flag of the Fatherland.
|Flag History||The flag shows the colors of France (blue, white and red) combined with the pan-African colors (green, yellow and red) to show that Europeans and Africans should have respect and friendship for one another. Their common bond, thier red blood, is represented by the vertical red stripe binding all the stripes together. The star symbolizes independence.|
|Flag Date of Adoption||1 December 1958|
|Flag Symbolism||four equal horizontal bands of blue (top), white, green, and yellow with a vertical red band in center; there is a yellow five-pointed star on the hoist side of the blue band|