Years of civil war, torrential rains, searing heat, and, perhaps, poor build quality, have had an effect on many a Southern Sudanese flag. Nonetheless, you’ll see them flying proudly in conditions such as this ubiquitously as the region is finally on a firm road (something I haven’t seen a lot of recently) to July 9 independence.
I have also been told that a plain red flag indicates a military location. I asked what the white flags represent.
“It usually indicates that this is a house that supports peace…sometimes it also indicates a location where you can buy local-made alcohol.”