What does the Gurtong Logo Symbolize?
The new logo is a symbolic union and solidarity of the peoples of South Sudan, represented by the Rhino, the Shield and the Shoebill.
The Spear underlining the logo is the symbolic rejection of conflict among them and a call for peace and unity, the key objective of the Gurtong Peace Project, supported by this website.
The three southern provinces of Equatoria (Rhino), Upper Nile (Shield) and Bhar el Ghazal (Shoebill) were administered under those symbols as a separate entity from 1920s to 1946; after which the then Anglo-Egyptian condominium, which ruled the country from 1898 to January 1956, decided that the future of the South lay with the North. But, except for a ten-year period, (1972 - 1982), the two regions have been at war with each other.
Initial logo design and concept by Atem Akol
Last updated at 12/8/2009
Second logo design modification by Billy Mugambi
Current logo design by Brand X.