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2:3~by Zeljko Heimer, 27 May 2002
I've been perusing some of the flags for African countries, and it looked
to me that the current flag for Malawi really doesn't capture the essence
of the sun's rays. According to all of my flag texts, the rays on the flag
aren't lines, but more "feathered"-
with rounded ends narrowing to a point. So, here is my rendition of the national flag of Malawi.
Peter Krembs, 4 Feb 2001
National Flag. CSW/C-- 2:3
Black-red-green tricolur with red rising sun in the middle of the black stripe. The ray that I drew before are not quite following what's in Album 2000. Here is a better version. I don't suppose there is really an official specification of the sun emblem. [vdv00] following the Smith's Flag Research Center shows it somewhat different.
Zeljko Heimer, 27 May 2002
The national crest has the rising sun at the top and bottom, representing
the dawn of freedom in Africa. The fish eagle and wavy bands on the shield
symbolise Lake Malawi while the lion and the leopard guard the crest as
a whole. The land at the base is the rugged Mulanje mountain. The crest
bears the motto 'Unity and Freedom'.
Source: this website.
Jarig Bakker, 1 Jun 2002