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The Coat of Arms of the Central African Republic is divided on five fields, its small cardiac shield contains the golden star, symbol of African freedom and aspirations to unite the continent. The star is located on contour of the "Black Africa". The silver head of the elephant on green background and green Baobab tree on a silver background represents strenght and rich Fauna and Flora of the Central Africa. Three diamonds on yellow field symbolizes mineral richness, they are also a reference to national motto of the Central Africa "Unite Dignite, Travail" (Unity, Dignity, Work) placed on a blue ribbon under the shield. The hand on fourth blue background is emblem of Independent movement founded in 1952 by Barthélemy Boganda. The pointing finger of the hand indicates on a star – symbol of freedom. Above the shield is "Sun of the Freedom" and on its background the date of 1 december 1958 (French: 1 DECEMBRE 1958), on this day was founded autonomic republic of Central Africa. The slogan above the sun in Songo language is "Zo Kwe Zo" which means "Human is equal to human". The coat of arms is complemented by two flags and republican Order of Merit.