The current flag of Malawi was adopted on 29 July 2010, after the Democratic Progressive Party-led government had proposed a new flag.
The stripes were altered from the previous flag to match the original Pan-African Flag layout, with the red stripe at the top, the black stripe in middle, and the green stripe at the bottom. The rising sun at the flag's top was replaced with a full, centred white sun representing the economic progress Malawi has made since becoming independent.
Malawi Coat of Arms:
Malawi's coat of arms is composed of a shield based on the earlier Nyasaland heraldic arms, and is supported by a lion and leopard with the country's motto displayed on a scroll below.