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Democratic Republic of Congo - Coat of Arms

Last modified: 2001-10-24 by zeljko heimer
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Coat of arms of DR Congo 1999 -

[Congo Dem. coat-of-arms]
by Zeljko Heimer, 30 Apr 1999

Dem. Rep. Congo has adopted new arms but whether Kabila has a new Presidential flag is not known.
Bruce Berry, 16 Aug 1999

Some time ago [tfb] shown a new seal of Dep. Rep. Congo since June 1997 but when I visited embassy of Dep. Rep. Congo in Tokyo the other day, they told me that they still use of coat of arms of Zaire / Congo-Kinshasa adopted in 1963 since leopard has been a nation’s symbol and that the coat of arms was not adopted by Dep. Rep. Congo. They could not show me the official statement of coat of arms after revolution. Which one is right, lion in [tfb] or leopard?
Nozomi Kariyasu, 02 Apr 1999

Coat of arms of DR Congo 1997 - 1999

On there is a reference to the state emblem in the DR Congo constitution in French:

"Ses armoiries se composent d'une tête de lion encadrée, à gauche, d'une branche de palmier et d'une flèche et, à droite, d'une pointe d'ivoire et d'une lance, le tout reposant sur une pierre."
Nitesh Dave, 2 Jul 2000

English: Its coat of arms is a lion´s head framed by, to the left, a palm-tree branch and an arrow and, to the right, an ivory point [pointer?] and a lance, all of it upon a rock.

This looks pretty much like the Zaire CoA, only the motto has been changed with... a rock.

Nicolas Rucks, 2 Jul 2000

Coat of arms of Zaire 1971 - 1997

Zairian flag
by Marcus Wendel, 16 Aug 1999 (source:[tal94])

The coat of arms (e.g. used in the top-left corner of the presidential flag of Zaire). The text is "Justice, Peace, Work".
Marcus Wendel, 16 Aug 1999

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