I got a little stuck in Africa, so I will resume my 'virtual' world tour later in the year.
Meaning of the Zimbabwe flag:
The national flag of Zimbabwe (Shona: mureza weZimbabwe) consists of seven even horizontal stripes of green, gold, red and black with a white triangle containing a red 5-pointed star with a Zimbabwe Bird. The present design was adopted on 18 April 1980. The soapstone bird featured on the flag represents a statuette of a bird found at the ruins of Great Zimbabwe. The bird symbolises the history of Zimbabwe; the red star beneath it officially stands for the nation's aspirations but is commonly thought to symbolise socialism, and the revolutionary struggle for freedom and peace. The design is based on the flag of Zimbabwe's ruling party, the Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front.
The national flag of Zimbabwe is made up of five different colours: Green, gold, red, black and white.[13] Officially, the colours of the flag of Zimbabwe carry political, regional, and cultural meanings. Green represents the agriculture and rural areas of Zimbabwe. Yellow stands for the wealth of minerals in the country,[8] predominantly gold. The red symbolises the blood shed during the first and second Chimurenga (wars) in the "struggle for independence". The black indicates the heritage, race and ethnicity of the black majority.
The white triangle is a symbol for peace.

Meaning of the Malawi flaf:
The first flag of independent Malawi was adopted on 6 July 1964. A rising sun against a black field is also present in the coat of arms of Malawi and in the flag it officially represents the dawn of hope and freedom for the continent of Africa (when the flag was created, more countries in Africa were gaining independence from European rule). The 31 rays of the sun represent the fact that Malawi was the 31st African nation at the time of its independence. The black represents the indigenous people of the continent, the red symbolizes the blood of their struggle, and the green represents nature. Thanks Wikipedia.

I have not included the meaning of the S.A. flag, as I think this was covered in February's theme.

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Comment by Bev Jeffery on September 14, 2021 at 12:35pm

Thanks Diane.  :))

Comment by Diane Burns on August 29, 2021 at 4:22am

Fabulous squares, with so much interesting information!

Comment by Bev Jeffery on August 26, 2021 at 11:52am

Thanks Ladies.  :))

Comment by Sharon B on August 26, 2021 at 3:40am

Beautiful and inspirational work, Bev.   You continue to reign as the applique queen.   I bow to your prowess.

Comment by Amy on August 25, 2021 at 11:35pm

Wonderful history lesson.

These are great appliques, and I know the children will learn so much from these squares.

Comment by Karen Gordon on August 24, 2021 at 9:15pm

Fabulous squares,  appliques and descriptions Bev X

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