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Mount Kilimanjaro

It’s a “random stamp” day and I chose this 1935 issue from the combined entity of Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika portraying Mount Kilimanjaro. Back in my younger days when I dreamt of becoming a mountaineer, I thought that Kilimanjaro would be the easiest of the continental highest peaks (the “Seven Summits”) to climb. 1,950 more words


Sunday Stamps II A-Z 'T' Tanganyika, Togo, Turkey.

No links to Rhodesia this week, but I have at least started with a territory in East Africa administered by the UK from 1916 to 9 December 1961 when it became the independent state of –  139 more words

Postage Stamps

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. 2,346 more words

Stamp Issuers

Fascinating feedback from readers

One of the unexpected delights of being involved in publishing a book is the positively fascinating feedback from the readers. While some of it was expected from supportive friends and family; from unexpected quarters and from around the world came some great letters and emails about readers’ own experiences and reflections vividly recalled after reading the book. 599 more words


Maps of an East Africa that the expats might recall

Don’t ask me where I got these maps from, can’t even remember. (Leroy?) But it’s not one of those books which I conveniently forgot to return. 192 more words

Lake Tanganyika

I don’t have too much useful things to say about Lake Tanganyika. It’s easy enough to hitch to Mpulungu, the town that lays next to the lake. 288 more words


Tanganyika: Les déplacés souffrent de problèmes psychologiques à cause des violences subies -(MSF)

Les populations qui continuent à fuir les combats entre bantous et pygmées dans les villages de la province du Tanganyika, affluent en grand nombre à Kalemie et ses environs, rapporte Médecins Sans Frontières dans un communiqué rendu public ce jeudi 17 août 2017. 209 more words