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Comoros’ political flags

Last modified: 2003-02-01 by antonio martins
Keywords: afro-shirazi | molinaco | stars: 4 (square) | star: 5 points (white) | comoros islands’ national liberation movement | mouvement pour la libération national des îles comores | molinaco |
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Comoros Islands’ National Liberation Movement
Mouvement pour la Libération National des Îles Comores (MOLINACO)

In the 60’s was founded a left-wing liberation movement called MOLINACO (Mouvement de Libération Nationale des Comores - Comoros National Liberation Movement). According to [clv02], Its flag was horizontally divided black-green-blue with four stars in the canton. According to Lux-Wurm [lux01], MOLINACO was in exile in Zanzibar; the colours refer thus to the Zanzibar’s Afro-Shirazi Party.
Ivan Sache, 20 Apr 2002

Proprtions 2:3. Horizontal black-green-blue. Four white 5-pointed stars at upper hoist. Note: The successive Comoros national flags retained only the stars and the green colour from this design.
Ivan Sache, 27 Mar 1998

Variant designs reported

Smith [smi76] and the Brockhaus Enzyklopädie (supplement 1976) [bro76] shows the stars forming a square, whereas M. Corbic [???] reports the stars arranged in a diagonal pattern. According to Lux-Wurm [lux01], the stars on the flag were sometimes arranged in an arc of a circle.
Ivan Sache, 20 Apr 2002 and 18 Jul 2002

Stars set in square

[M.L.I.C. flag]
by Ivan Sache, 07 Aug 1999

Stars set in descending diaginal

[M.L.I.C. flag]
by Ivan Sache, 18 Jul 2002

Stars set in arc

[M.L.I.C. flag]
by Ivan Sache and António Martins, 26 Jan 2003

Comorian Socialist Party
Parti socialiste comorien (PASOCO)

[PASOCO flag]
by Ivan Sache, 18 Jul 2002

According to Lucien Philippe [phi02], PASOCO used a red flag with a yellow crescent and four yellow stars placed in a diamond pattern on the right of the crescent.
Ivan Sache, 18 Jul 2002

Fraternity and Unity Party
Chama cha Uwananya na Upradzima (CHUWA)

[Chuwa flag]
by Ivan Sache, 18 Jul 2002

CHUWA used a flag similar to the 1975 Comorian national flag (horizontally divided red-green, 2:1) but with a thicker crescent and the four white stars placed vertically. (Source: [phi02])
Ivan Sache, 18 Jul 2002

Comoro Islands Democratic Front
Front Démocratique des Îles Comores (F.D.I.C.)

The Front Démocratique is a left-wing political party based in Moroni; I’ve never heard of them having a flag, though, and I know the leader of the FD fairly well (he was my neighbour for two years). They have a branch in Mayotte.
Iain Walker, 14 Feb 2000