Zimbabwe #734 (1995)

The Republic of Zimbabwe is a landlocked country located in southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers, bordered by South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, and Mozambique. The capital and largest city is Harare. A country of roughly 16 million people, Zimbabwe has 16 official languages, with English, Shona, and Ndebele the most commonly used. The region was initially the British colony of Southern Rhodesia and, following its Unilateral Declaration of Independence in 1965, the nation existed as the self-declared, unrecognized … Continue reading Zimbabwe #734 (1995)

Zanzibar #62 (1899)

Zanzibar (زنجبار — Zanjibār in Arabic) is a semi-autonomous region of Tanzania in East Africa. It is composed of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, 16-31 miles (25–50 kilometers) off the coast of the mainland, and consists of many small islands and two large ones: Unguja (the main island, referred to informally as Zanzibar) and Pemba Island. The capital is Zanzibar City, located on the island of Unguja. Its historic center is Stone Town, which is a World … Continue reading Zanzibar #62 (1899)

Zambia #137 (1975)

The Republic of Zambia, is a landlocked country in Southern Africa, neighbouring the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Tanzaniato the north-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia to the south, and Angola to the west. The capital city is Lusaka, in the south-central part of Zambia. The population is concentrated mainly around Lusaka in the south and the Copperbelt Province to the northwest, the core economic hubs of the country. Originally inhabited by Khoisan peoples, the region was … Continue reading Zambia #137 (1975)

Zambezia #13 (1898)

Zambezia was a district of Mozambique Province and a part of the Portuguese East Africa Colony.  The Portuguese government-issued separate postage stamps for it starting in 1894. The postal districts of Quelimane and Tete were created from parts of Zambezia in about 1913. Mozambique stamps replaced stamps of Zambezia around 1920. Currently, Zambezia is the second most-populous province of Mozambique, located in the central coastal region south-west of Nampula Province and north-east of Sofala Province. It had a population of 3,85 million as … Continue reading Zambezia #13 (1898)

Upper Senegal & Niger #20 (1914)

Upper Senegal and Niger (Haut Sénégal et Niger) was a colony in French West Africa, created on October 21, 1904, from colonial Senegambia and Niger by the decree “For the Reorganisation of the general government of French West Africa”. At its creation, the “Colony of Upper Senegal and Niger” contained the old territories of Upper Senegal, the Middle Niger, and the military Niger territory. It … Continue reading Upper Senegal & Niger #20 (1914)

French Togoland #217 (1924)

On July 27, 2017, I published an article here on ASAD giving some history of Togo. Although I’d used a stamp issued under the French administration of this West African country, much of the article concerned the Republic of Togo ((République togolaise in French) which gained its independence in 1960. I don’t yet have a stamp from the independent republic but I’ll fix the previous … Continue reading French Togoland #217 (1924)

Swaziland Protectorate #10 (1933)

The Swaziland Protectorate was established in 1903 after Great Britain’s victory in the Anglo-Boer War. Much of its early administration (for example, postal services) was carried out from South Africa until 1906 when the Transvaal colony was granted self-government. Following this, Swaziland was partitioned into European and non-European (or native reserves) areas with the former being two-thirds of the total land. At no more than 120 … Continue reading Swaziland Protectorate #10 (1933)

Spanish Morocco #145 (1935)

The Spanish Protectorate in Morocco (الحماية الإسبانية على المغرب — Protectorado español en Marruecos) was established on November 27, 1912, by a treaty between France and Spain that converted the Spanish sphere of influence in Morocco into a formal protectorate. The Spanish protectorate consisted of a northern strip on the Mediterranean and the Strait of Gibraltar, and a southern part of the protectorate around Cape Juby, … Continue reading Spanish Morocco #145 (1935)