Rwanda #551 (1973)

Rwanda #551 (1973)

The Republic of Rwanda (Repubulika y’u Rwanda in Kinyarwanda, or République du Rwanda in French), is a sovereign state in Central and East Africa and one of the smallest countries on the African mainland after Gambia, Swaziland, and Djibouti. Located a few degrees south of the Equator, Rwanda is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Rwanda is in the African … Continue reading Rwanda #551 (1973)

Ruanda-Urundi #38 (1931)

Ruanda-Urundi #38 (1931)

Ruanda-Urundi was a territory in the African Great Lakes region, once part of German East Africa, which was ruled by Belgium between 1916 and 1962. Occupied by the Belgians during the East African Campaign during World War I, the territory was under Belgian military occupation from 1916 to 1922 and later became a Belgian-controlled Class B Mandate under the League of Nations from 1922 to … Continue reading Ruanda-Urundi #38 (1931)

German East Africa #35 (1911)

German East Africa #35 (1911)

German East Africa (Deutsch-Ostafrika) was a German colony in the African Great Lakes region, which included what are now Burundi, Rwanda, and the mainland part of present Tanzania (formerly known as Tanganyika). Its area was 384,170 square miles (994,996 km²), nearly three times the area of present-day Germany. The colony was organized when the German military was called upon to put down a revolt against the … Continue reading German East Africa #35 (1911)