Anglo-Egyptian Sudan & Its Iconic Camel Postman

The Anglo-Egyptian Sudan (السودان الإنجليزي المصري‎ — as-Sūdān al-Inglīzī al-Maṣrī) was a condominium of the United Kingdom and Egypt in the eastern Sudan region of northern Africa between 1899 and 1956, but in practice the structure of the condominium ensured full British control over the Sudan with Egypt having local influence instead. It attained independence as the Republic of the Sudan, which since 2011 has … Continue reading Anglo-Egyptian Sudan & Its Iconic Camel Postman

Spanish Sahara #B18 (1951)

Spanish Sahara #B18 (1951)

Spanish Sahara (Sahara Español in Spanish and الصحراء الإسبانية‎‎ — As-Sahrā’a Al-Isbānīyah in Arabic), officially the Overseas Province of the Spanish Sahara (Provincia Ultramarina del Sahara Español and إقليم الصحراء الإسبانية ما وراء البحار), was the name used for the modern territory of Western Sahara when it was occupied and ruled as a territory by Spain between 1884 and 1975. It had been one of the most … Continue reading Spanish Sahara #B18 (1951)

Italian Colony of Eritrea #158 (1934)

Italian Colony of Eritrea #158 (1934)

The Italian Colony of Eritrea (Colonie Italiane Eritrea) was formally proclaimed on January 1, 1890,  although the first Italian settlements in the area were established in 1882 around Assab. Along with Ethiopia and Italian Somaliland, it became part of Italian East Africa in 1936. The British occupied the area from 1941 until 1952, while the Italians gave up the colony in 1947 when it was federated with Ethiopia. … Continue reading Italian Colony of Eritrea #158 (1934)