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EAC Emblems

The East African Community emblems as spelt out in the Community Emblems Act, 2003* are the following:

  • The Community Flag
  • The Community Emblem (Logo)
  • The Official Seal of the Community

* The EAC Anthem (to be included after amendment of the Community Emblems Act, 2003)

 

The Community Flag

Interpretation of the colour format for the EAC Flag:

EAC Flag

Blue backgroundLake Victoria signifying the unity of the EAC Partner States
White, Black, Green, Yellow, RedRepresenting the different colours of the flags of each of the EAC Partner States
HandshakeEast African Community; and
CentreEast African Community logo

 

The Community Emblem (Logo)

Interpretation of the EAC Logo:

EAC Logo

The Logo consists of a map of the five Partner States with Lake Victoria in prominence in a circle bordered by an industrial wheel. On both sides of the industrial wheel are two arches of leaves ending with the letters EAC at the top and a handshake at the bottom.

The lower part of the circle rests on a framework with the words Jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki inscribed in black at the bottom of this framework. The Logo contains the same colours as are in the flag.

 

The EAC Anthem

The 12th Ordinary Summit of the EAC Heads of State meeting in Arusha adopted the EAC Anthem, Wimbo wa Jumuiya Afrika Mashariki, on 3 December 2010. The adoption of the Anthem brought to an end a decade-long search for a song that East Africans would call their own.

Wimbo wa Jumuiya Afrika Mashariki is a melodic three-stanza composition written in Kiswahili. It exhorts East Africans to pursue the virtues of unity, patriotism and hard work, while cultivating a spirit of comradeship.

 

Chorus

Jumuiya Yetu sote tuilinde

Tuwajibike tuimarike

Umoja wetu ni nguzo yetu

Idumu Jumuiya yetu.

 

1. Ee Mungu twaomba ulinde

Jumuiya Afrika Mashariki

Tuwezeshe kuishi kwa amani

Tutimize na malengo yetu.

 

2. Uzalendo pia mshikamano

Viwe msingi wa Umoja wetu

Natulinde Uhuru na Amani

Mila zetu na desturi zetu.

 

3. Viwandani na hata mashambani

Tufanye kazi sote kwa makini

Tujitoe kwa hali na mali

Tuijenge Jumuiya bora.

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East African Community
EAC Close, Afrika Mashariki Road
P.O. Box 1096
Arusha
United Republic of Tanzania

Tel: +255 (0)27 216 2100
Fax: +255 (0)27 216 2190
Email: eac [at] eachq.org