The flag of South Sudan was adopted following the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement that ended the Second Sudanese Civil War. The flag was previously used as the flag of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement. The flag bears striking similarities with both the flags of Sudan (from which Southern Sudan seceded in 2011), and Kenya. It shares the black, white, red, and green of the Sudanese flag (though different symbolism is given to the colors), in addition to having a chevron along the hoist. The horizontal black, white, red, and green bands of the flag share the same design as the Kenyan flag, and the Pan-African symbolism thereof. The Southern Sudanese government also specifies that the colors of the flag are to represent the South Sudanese people (black), peace (white), the blood shed for freedom (red), the land (green), and the waters of the Nile (blue – appearing in the chevron). The gold star, the Star of Bethlehem, represents unity of the states of South Sudan.
5′ x 8′ nylon flag with white canvas heading and brass grommets for outdoor use.