Biafra New Flag
Nigerian Biafra political activist, and leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has released a fresh flag design for the hoped-for Biafra nation.
Buzzupdate reports that Nnamdi Kanu unveiled the new flag design via social media posts on Tuesday morning describing it as “beautiful and thought-provoking”.
The newest design with an acknowledgement of our ERI heritage. Beautiful and thought provoking.
What do you think? pic.twitter.com/lLXERzouGW
— Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (@MaziNnamdiKanu) August 18, 2020
Snapshot of Biafra
Biafra, officially the Republic of Biafra, was a state in West Africa that existed from May 1967 to January 1970. It was made up of the states in the Eastern Region of Nigeria.
Biafra’s declaration of independence from Nigeria resulted in civil war between Biafra and Nigeria.
Flag of Biafra
The previous 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 represents the blood of those massacred in northern Nigeria and in the consequent Nigeria-Biafra war.
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 was also the inspiration for the flag of the short-lived Republic of Benin (consisting of the Biafran-occupied Mid-Western region).
It was based on the pan-African flag designed by Marcus Garvey’s Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League.
The most noticeable fresh feature on the new one is the addition of the Star of David.