AU Symbols and Anthem

Emblem

African Union Logo

Description of The Emblem of the AU

  • The palm leaves shooting up on either side of the outer circle stand for peace.
  • The gold circle again symbolizes Africa's wealth and bright future.
  • The green circle again stands for African hopes and aspirations.
  • The plain map of Africa without boundaries in the inner circle signifies African unity.
  • The small interlocking red rings at base of the Emblem stand for African solidarity and the blood shed for Liberation of Africa.
AU Flag

African Union Logo

AU Anthem

Let us all unite and celebrate together
The victories won for our liberation
Let us dedicate ourselves to rise together
To defend our liberty and unity

    O Sons and Daughters of Africa
    Flesh of the Sun and Flesh of the Sky
    Let us make Africa the Tree of Life

Let us all unite and sing together
To uphold the bonds that frame our destiny
Let us dedicate ourselves to fight together
For lasting peace and justice on earth

    O Sons and Daughters of Africa
    Flesh of the Sun and Flesh of the Sky
    Let us make Africa the Tree of Life

Let us all unite and toil together
To give the best we have to Africa
The cradle of mankind and fount of culture
Our pride and hope at break of dawn

    O Sons and Daughters of Africa
    Flesh of the Sun and Flesh of the Sky
    Let us make Africa the Tree of Life