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Moheli (Comoros)


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Moheli flag
by Ivan Sache, 13 Oct 1997 and 10 Oct 2002
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Current official flag?

No flag

There is, as far as I can see, no mention of a flag or any other symbol in the adopted constitution of Mwali, see
Jan Oskar Engene, 30 Apr 2002

Yes flag

A red flag with a yellow hoist stripe, is at labelled «11 Aug 1997 - 1998; Re-adopted 10 Mar 2002». Readopted it may be — but apparently not on the constitution.
António Martins, 08 Oct 2002 and 29 Jan 2003

Separatist flag of 1997.08.11-28

Moheli flag
by Ivan Sache, 13 Oct 1997 and 10 Oct 2002

It seems that the self-proclaimed Democratic Republic of Mwali lasted only from 11 to 28 August 1997.
Ivan Sache, 20 Apr 2002

Country: Moheli Island, Archipelago of Comoros
Status: Self-proclamated independent state (unrecognized)
Date: 1997.08.11-?
Usage: Unofficial “national” flag
Ratio: 3:2
Source: Franciae Vexilla 6/52 (1997.09) [frv]
Accuracy: High
Ivan Sache, 13 Oct 1997

Incorrect report?

Moheli is taking the same path as Anjouan. The French flag was attempted raised for the French national day 14 June and today, 6 August, NANDO Times reported that «The separatists in Fomboni, the main town on Moheli, also hoisted the yellow-and-black flag of Queen Fatima Djoumbe, the last ruler of Moheli before colonization by France.» As usual, no design details are offered.

  • “Separatists on Comoran island Moheli follow lead of Anjouan”, NANDO Times, Global Briefs, 6 August 1997
  • “Barrages et drapeaux français à Moheli”, Le Journal de L’Île, 6 August 1997
Jan Oskar Engene, 06 Aug 1997

The flag used by Fatima Djumbe is shown by Calvarin [clv02]: it was yellow and red, not yellow and black.
Ivan Sache, 20 Apr 2002