The fossil finds in East Africa in recent years have confirmed Darwin theories on the descent of man. Many of the hominid findings have been in this region and that's why I chose to start with stamps from the countries that used to be in British East Africa.
|Kenya & Tanganyika|
Uhuru means freedom I believe and these stamps were issued in 1963 when the countries became independent.
These counties along with Uganda issued common stamps for a while.
|Kenya, Uganda & Tanzania|
Tanzania was formed by the union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar in 1964.
It was the uprising in Tunisia that began what is today being called the Arab Spring.
Egypt has thrown out its President too, but it was a kingdom until 1953 with the gentleman on the right, King Farouk in charge.
I was going to show a stamp from Libya too but in the process I discovered that the one stamp I have is not from there but from the Lebanon.
I've settled instead for stamps from Zambia. Why?
'Z' ends the alphabet and these stamps are the last in my World Album.
For more African adventures and some tales from the Arabian Nights please visit Viridian at Sunday Stamps 37