French Somali Coast #81 (1915)

French Somaliland (Côte française des Somalis, literally “French Coast of Somalis” in French or Dhulka Soomaaliyeed ee Faransiiska in Somali) was a French colony in the Horn of Africa on the Gulf of Tadjourna between the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea. The area has long been occupied by two nomadic groups: the Afars of the north, and the Somali-speaking Issas of the south. Both … Continue reading French Somali Coast #81 (1915)

Italian East Africa #1 (1938)

Italian East Africa #1 (1938)

Italian East Africa (Africa Orientale Italiana) was an Italian colony in the Horn of Africa. The dominion was formed on January 15, 1936, after the Second Italo-Abyssinian War that resulted in the annexation of the Ethiopian Empire by Fascist Italy, by merging the pre-existing colonies of Italian Somaliland and Italian Eritrea with the newly conquered territory. When established in 1936, Italian East Africa (the other Italian colony … Continue reading Italian East Africa #1 (1938)