The Swazi Flag

I am in Swaziland for a week. Since the end of August 2012 I am the "Apostolic Administrator" of the Diocese of Manzini, appointed after the death of Bp Louis Ndlovu OSM. In simple words, we normally say I am the "acting Bishop" until a new Bishop is appointed by the Pope.

The flag is rectangular, and its colors are red, blue and yellow. Each of these colors has a meaning:

Red stands for the battles of the past 
Blue stands for peace and stability
Yellow stands for the resources

The flag also has a picture of a shield and spear. These two symbols stand for protection of our country from enemies. The shield is black and white to show that black and white people live together peacefully in Swaziland.


and according to Wikipedia:

The flag of Swaziland was adopted on October 1, 1968.

The flag is based on one given by King Sobhuza II to the Swazi Pioneer Corps in 1941. On it is an Emasotsha shield, laid horizontally. The shield is reinforced by a staff from which hangs injobo tassels-bunches of feathers of the widowbird and the lourie. They also decorate the shield. Above the staff are two assegais-local spears.

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