The flag of Ghana consists of three horizontal stripes of equal width. The top and bottom stripes are red, while the middle stripe is gold in color. A black five-pointed star is in the center of the gold stripe. The red stripes represent the blood of those who died for Ghana’s independence. The gold stripe represents the country’s mineral wealth.
The black star is a symbol of African emancipation and unity, and also represents Ghana’s freedom. The colors of the flag are red, gold, and green. They are the same as those of the Ethiopian flag and often used to represent African unity.