Coats of arms and emblems of Africa

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African countries have the following coats of arms or national emblems:

Country Coat of Arms Motto Main article
Algeria Seal of Algeria.svg Al Jumhūrīyah al Jazā'irīyah ad Dīmuqrāţīyah ash Shabiyah

الجمهورية الجزائرية الديمقراطية الشعبية

Emblem of Algeria
Angola Coat of arms of Angola.svg República de Angola Emblem of Angola
Benin Coat of arms of Benin.svg Fraternité, Justice, Travail Coat of arms of Benin
Botswana Coat of arms of Botswana.svg Pula Coat of arms of Botswana
Burkina Faso Coat of arms of Burkina Faso.svg Burkina Faso - Unité, Progrès, Justice Coat of arms of Burkina Faso
Burundi Coat of arms of Burundi.svg Unité Travail Progrès Coat of arms of Burundi
Cabo Verde Coat of arms of Cape Verde.svg Republica de Cabo Verde Emblem of Cape Verde
Cameroon Coat of arms of Cameroon.svg Paix, Travail, Patrie Coat of arms of Cameroon
Central African Republic Coat of arms of the Central African Republic.svg Unité, Dignité, Travail Coat of arms of the Central African Republic
Chad Coat of arms of Chad.svg Unité, Travail, Progrès Coat of arms of Chad
Comoros Coat of arms of Comoros.svg Union of the Comoros Seal of the Comoros
Congo Democratic Republic Coat of arms of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg Justice, paix, travail Emblem of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Congo Republic Coat of arms of the Republic of the Congo.svg Unité Travail Progrès Coat of arms of the Republic of the Congo
Côte d'Ivoire Coat of arms of Côte d'Ivoire.svg Union – Discipline – Travail" "Unity, Discipline and Labour" (translation) Coat of arms of Côte d'Ivoire
Djibouti Coat of arms of Djibouti.svg Unité, Égalité, Paix" (translation)
"Unity, Equality, Peace"
Emblem of Djibouti
Egypt Coat of arms of Egypt (Official).svg Jumhuriyat Misr al-Arabiya
"جمهرية مصر العربية"
Coat of arms of Egypt
Equatorial Guinea Coat of arms of Equatorial Guinea.svg Unidad, Paz, Justicia
(Spanish: Unity, Peace, Justice)
Coat of arms of Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea Emblem of Eritrea (or argent azur).svg Eritrea Emblem of Eritrea
Ethiopia Coat of arms of Ethiopia.svg ETHIOPIA Emblem of Ethiopia
Gabon Coat of arms of Gabon.svg Union, Travail, Justice Coat of arms of Gabon
The Gambia Coat of arms of The Gambia.svg Progress, Peace, Prosperity Coat of arms of The Gambia
Ghana Coat of arms of Ghana.svg Freedom and Justice Coat of arms of Ghana
Guinea Coat of arms of Guinea-new.svg Travail, Justice, Solidarité
(French: Work, Justice, Solidarity)
Coat of arms of Guinea
Guinea-Bissau Coat of arms of Guinea-Bissau.svg Unidade, Luta, Progresso
(Portuguese: Unity, Struggle, Progress)
Emblem of Guinea-Bissau
Kenya Coat of arms of Kenya.svg Harambee
(Swahili: Let us all pull together)
Coat of arms of Kenya
Lesotho Coats of arms of Lesotho.svg Khotso, Pula, Nala
(Sotho: Peace, Rain, Prosperity)
Coat of arms of Lesotho
Liberia Coat of arms of Liberia.svg The love of liberty brought us here,the love of Liberia meet us here Coat of arms of Liberia
Libya The emblem on the passport of Libya.svg Emblem of Libya
Madagascar Seal of Madagascar.svg Tanindrazana, Fahafahana, Fandrosoana
(Malagasy: Ancestral land, Liberty, Progress)
Emblem of Madagascar
Malawi Coat of arms of Malawi.svg Unity and Freedom Coat of arms of Malawi
Mali Coat of arms of Mali.svg Un peuple, un but, une foi
(French: One people, one goal, one faith)
Emblem of Mali
Mauritania Seal of Mauritania.svg شرف إخاء عدل(Arabic)
Honneur, Fraternité, Justice(French)
(Honor, Fraternity, Justice)
Emblem of Mauritania
Mauritius Coat of arms of Mauritius.svg Stella Clavisque Maris Indici
(Latin: Star and Key of the Indian Ocean)
Coat of arms of Mauritius
Morocco Coat of arms of Morocco.svg الله، الوطن، الملك  (Arabic)
Allāh, al Waţan, al Malik  (transliteration)
"God, Country, King"
Coat of arms of Morocco
Mozambique Emblem of Mozambique.svg República de Moçambique Emblem of Mozambique
Namibia Coat of arms of Namibia.svg Unity, Liberty, Justice Coat of arms of Namibia
Niger Coat of arms of Niger.svg Fraternité, Travail, Progrès
(French: Fraternity, Work, Progress)
Coat of arms of Niger
Nigeria Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress Coat of arms of Nigeria
Rwanda Coat of arms of Rwanda.svg Ubumwe, Umurimo, Gukunda Igihugu
(Kinyarwanda: Unity, Work, Patriotism)
Emblem of Rwanda
Sao Tome and Principe Coa São Tomé & Príncipe.PNG Unidade, Disciplina, Trabalho
(Portuguese: Unity, discipline, work).
Coat of arms of São Tomé and Príncipe
Senegal Coat of arms of Senegal.svg Un Peuple, Un But, Une Foi
(French: One People, One Goal, One Faith)
Coat of arms of Senegal
Seychelles Coat of arms of the Seychelles.svg Finis Coronat Opus
(Latin: The End Crowns the Work)
Coat of arms of Seychelles
Sierra Leone Coat of arms of Sierra Leone.svg Unity – Freedom – Justice Coat of arms of Sierra Leone
Somalia Coat of arms of Somalia.svg One Somalia Coat of arms of Somalia
South Africa [ǃke eː ǀxarra ǁke]
(ǀXam: Unity In Diversity")
(literally "Diverse People Unite")
Coat of arms of South Africa
South Sudan Coat of arms of South Sudan.svg Justice, Liberty, Prosperity Coat of arms of South Sudan
Sudan Emblem of Sudan.svg Al-Nasr Lana
(Arabic: Victory is Ours‎)
Emblem of Sudan
Swaziland Coat of arms of Swaziland.svg Siyinqaba
(Swazi: We are the fortress)
Coat of arms of Swaziland
Tanzania Coat of arms of Tanzania.svg Uhuru na Umoja
(Swahili: Freedom and Unity)
Coat of arms of Tanzania
Togo Coat of arms of Togo.svg Travail, Liberté, Patrie
(French: Work, Liberty, Homeland)
Emblem of Togo
Tunisia Coat of arms of Tunisia.svg Order, Liberty, Justice Coat of arms of Tunisia
Uganda Coat of arms of the Republic of Uganda.svg For God and My Country Coat of arms of Uganda
Zambia Coat of arms of Zambia.svg One Zambia, One Nation Coat of arms of Zambia
Zimbabwe Coat of arms of Zimbabwe.svg Unity, Freedom, Work Coat of arms of Zimbabwe

States with limited recognition[edit]

Country Coat of Arms Motto Main article Other claimants
Sahrawi Republic Coat of arms of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.svg "حرية ديمقراطية وحدة" (English: "People, democracy, unity") Coat of arms of Western Sahara Morocco
Somaliland Emblem of Somaliland.svg In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful National emblem of Somaliland Somalia

Dependencies, Autonomous Regions, Autonomous Cities and other territories[edit]

Country Territory Coat of Arms Motto Main article
Spain Ceuta EscudoCeuta.svg Siempre Noble, Leal y Fidelísima Ciudad de Ceuta (English: Always Noble, Loyal and Faithful City of Ceuta) Coat of arms of Ceuta
Spain Melilla Escudo de Melilla.svg "Preferre Patriam Liberis Parentem Decet"
(English: It Should Be Put a Free Fatherland before the Death of Relatives) and
"Non Plus Ultra" (English: No more Beyond)
Coat of arms of Melilla
Spain Islas Chafarinas (one of the plazas de soberania)
Coat of Arms of the Chafarinas Islands.svg
(None)
France Mayotte Coat of Arms of Mayotte.svg "Ra Hachiri" Coat of arms of Mayotte
France Réunion Blason Réunion DOM.svg "Valorisons Nos Atouts" Coat of arms of Réunion
United Kingdom Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha:

Saint Helena





Ascension Island





Tristan da Cunha

Coat of arms of Saint Helena.svg
Coat of Arms of Ascension Island.svg
Coat of arms of Tristan da Cunha.svg
Loyal and Unshakeable (Saint Helena)





(None) (Ascension Island)





Our Faith is Our Strength (Tristan da Cunha)
Coat of arms of Saint Helena





Coat of arms of Ascension Island





Coat of arms of Tristan da Cunha
Tanzania Zanzibar (united with Tanganyika to form the United Republic of Tanzania) "Serikali ya Mapinduzi, Zanzibar" (English: Revolutionary Government, Zanzibar) Coat of arms of Zanzibar
Nigeria Biafra only existed from 30 May 1967 to 15 January 1970, during the Nigerian Civil War Peace, Unity, Freedom Coat of Arms of Baifra