Order of the Star of Africa
|Order of the Star of Africa|
|Eligibility||Liberian and foreign citizens|
|Awarded for||Distinguished service to the Republic of Liberia or to Africa in public service or in the arts or sciences|
|Next (higher)||Order of the Pioneers of Liberia|
|Next (lower)||Military Merit Order|
Ribbon of the order
The Order of the Star of Africa is presented in five grades, Knight, Officer, Commander, Grand Officer, and Grand Cross. Liberian and foreign citizens may be invested with the order for distinguished service to the Republic of Liberia or to Africa in public service or in the arts and sciences.
The badge and star of the Order of the Star of Africa is a nine-pointed white enamel and silver gilded star. Between the arms of the star are gilt rays with a five-pointed pale blue star superimposed on the rays. On the obverse of the insignia, in the center, is a circular gilded medallion bearing the intertwined letters LR above the date 1920, surrounded by a pale blue enamel ring. On the ring are the gold letters The Love of Liberty Brought Us Here. The reverse of the badge is identical to the obverse except for the central medallion, which bears an allegorical female figure reaching for a shining star surrounded by a red enamel ring. The ring is inscribed in gold letters Light in Darkness.
- "Liberia’s President Confers Distinction on Several Citizens and Distinguished Personalities". Website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Government of the Republic of Liberia. Retrieved 19 November 2012.