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Going through the flags of Angola, I could not help but notice the likeness
of the FNLA and the Musikongo (claimed state):
same colors and a star (although different design). This is not surprising
given that both entities are related to the Bakongo ethnic group, as is
pointed out in the respective FOTW pages
Antonio Teixeira, 25 Jan 2002
FNLA (Frente Nacional de Libertação de Angola, or National
Front for the Liberation of Angola) comes fourth in the present Angolan
Parliament with its 5 MPs. The flag is well-known, but in the
site of the Angolan Parliament it's a little different from usual.
Besides the diagonal tricolour of White, Red and Yellow with a white star in the center, there's
also the initials F.N.L.A. in the canton and what looks like a motto, "LIBERDADE
E TERRA" (freedom and land), in the yellow stripe, bent with the same inclination
of the red stripe. Both writings are in black, and this flag design is confirmed
elsewhere in the site through a photo of one of the parties' MPs.
Jorge Candeias, 28 Nov 2001
image sent by Jason Saber, 04 Sept 2019
This image was shown on the MPLA Facebook page as being the flag it used in 1961
Jason Saber, 04 Sept 2019
The MPLA was created in December 1956 with a flag of horizontal blue, red and black
stripes with a yellow stylized sun on the red stripe. At a
conference in Tunis in January 1960, the MPLA and UPA (Uniao dos Povos
d'Angola - United Peoples of Angola) merged to create the FNLA, and operated
under a single "national" flag as Angola Livre, where the triangles symbolize
the two movements becoming united and the yellow sun meaning independence and
the red is the blood shed in the struggle for independence.
In 1963, the old MPLA separated from FNLA and at the Congress of Conakry in January 1964, the MPLA adopted the flag which is in still in use (red over black, with a yellow star in the center).
Jaume Olle, 09 Sept 2019