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Deadline:  15-Mar-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective:  The main objectives of this assignment are to: (i) Undertake the necessary data collection and charting including bathymetric, geotechnical and hydrodynamic studies, in the defined ports and entrance channels, (ii) Conduct a feasibility study to identify the optimal dredging level for the participating Lake Tanganyika ports and key shipping routes in light of, infrastructure condition, current and future traffic projections, and lake level fluctuations resulting from natural variability and future climatic changes. 119 more words


Zanzibar and Tanzania #330 (1965)

In my collection titled “Stamps From (Almost) Everywhere” (SFAEW), I usually count separate stamp-issuing entities based upon the inscriptions upon the stamps themselves (however, I’m still not sure whether to divide my stamps inscribed… 1,468 more words

Stamp Issuers

The Nihon Flower Company in Tanganyika

Japan was one of the later participants in the New Imperialist movement, meaning that she failed to acquire possessions that many other colonial powers had. Though the Japanese gained Taiwan in 1895, Korea in 1910 and Manchukuo in the 1930s, Japan was too late to acquire possessions in resource-rich Africa, or the bountiful archipelagos of Southeast Asia. 2,944 more words


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