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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
On http://www.richmond.edu/~jpjones/confinder/congo-k.htm 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
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