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Kenya

Stamps issued: 1963-PRESENT

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1.30-shilling Treetop Hotel and Elephants single

Republic in East Africa. Under British control from the late 19th century, a nationalist Kenyan revolution began in 1959. After years of fighting, Great Britain agreed to grant Kenyan independence, which was declared Dec. 12, 1963. During 1968-72, the government mounted a campaign against Asians with British passports, who controlled the commerce of the nation, and many were forced to leave the country. Kenya has shown steady economic growth since independence and enjoys a relatively free political life. During the 1980s and 1990s, tension between various opposing ethnic and political groups has shaken Kenyan stability.

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Precedent Countries:


KENYA, UGANDA, TANGANYIKA
Stamps issued: 1935-1963

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£1 Lion single

Postal union of Kenya, Uganda and the mandated territory of Tanganyika, British possessions in East Africa. The area was renamed Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, after Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form Tanzania in 1964.

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KENYA AND UGANDA
Stamps issued: 1922-1927

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£1 King George V single

The postal union comprising the colony of Kenya (coastal area), the protectorate of Kenya (inland) and Uganda, all British colonial territories.

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EAST AFRICA AND UGANDA PROTECTORATES
Stamps issued: 1921

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5r King George V single

A former British administrative unit in eastern Africa, comprising Kenya and Uganda.

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BRITISH EAST AFRICA
Stamps issued: 1890-1898

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2 1/2a surcharge and overprint on 3a stamp of Zanzibar single

Territories originally under control of the British East Africa Co., after 1895 directly under British administration. In 1903 the area was reformed as the East Africa and Uganda protectorates. During 1895-1903, this area used overprinted stamps of Britain, India and Zanzibar, as well as its own issues. In 1903, East Africa and Uganda issues came into use.

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