The national flag shall consist of two colours in horizontal bands. The upper band shall be bright red and the lower one black and they shall represent: Bright red - the blood shed by Angolans during colonial oppression, the national liberation struggle and the defence of the country. Black - the African continent. In the centre there shall be a composition formed by a segment of a cog wheel, symbolising the workers and industrial production; a machete symbolising the peasants, agricultural production and the armed struggle; and a star, symbolising international solidarity and progress. The cog wheel, the machete and the star shall be yellow, symbolising the country's wealth.