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Central African Republic 1976 Flag Change

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1976 Flag Change

[Central African Republic, 1976] [National flag] 2:3 ?
by Zeljko Heimer 15 April 2003

Description from image at Petr Exner's Czech vexillological pages: green field, yellow crescent and star in lower fly, yellow over white canton.
Olivier Touzeau, 13 February 2003

In summer 1976, during a visit to the country by president Ghadafi of Libya, the Central African president Jean Bedel Bokassa converted to Islam adopting the name of Salah el Din Ahmed. At the time a project was undertaken to devise a new national flag, probably arising from inner government circles to please Ghadafi. Even some media reported it as definitively adopted, but it seems that after obtaining some economic help from Ghadafi, the new flag project stopped, and some months later the republic was transformed into the Empire (December 1976) and the old flag confirmed.
Jaume Ollé, 13 February 2003