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British East Africa was a British protectorate in East Africa, covering generally the area of present-day Kenya and lasting from 1890 to 1920, when it became the colony of Kenya. A satellite composite image of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most populous continent, after Asia. ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ...


European missionaries began settling in the area from Mombasa to Mount Kilimanjaro in the 1840s, nominally under the protection of the Sultan of Zanzibar. The Imperial British East Africa Company began operations in the area in 1888, also by permission of the sultan, and after 1890 nominally administered Uganda as well. Mombasa is the second largest city in Kenya. ... Kilimanjaro includes the highest peak in Africa. ... // Events and Trends Technology First use of anaesthesia in an operation, by Crawford Long War, peace and politics First signing of the Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi) on February 6, 1840 at Waitangi New Zealand. ... Map of Zanzibars main island Zanzibar, Tanzania, comprises a pair of islands off the east coast of Africa called Zanzibar (Unguja) (1994 est. ... The Imperial British East Africa Company was the administrator of British East Africa. ... 1888 is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ...


However, the company began to fail, and on July 1, 1895 the British government proclaimed a protectorate, and in 1902 made the Uganda territory part of the protectorate also. The capital was shifted from Mombasa to Nairobi in 1905, and on July 23, 1920 the protectorate became the colony of Kenya. July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya. ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... July 23 is the 204th day (205th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 161 days remaining. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ...


Stamps and postal history of British East Africa

Sun and crown, 1890
Sun and crown, 1890

The early missionaries sent letters by runner to forwarding agents at Zanzibar. Post offices opened at Mombasa and Lamu in 1890, and after some initial surcharges of British postage stamps with values of 1/2, 1, and 4 annas, the Company issued stamps using a symbolic sun and crown design and inscribed "IMPERIAL BRITISH EAST AFRICA COMPANY", all valued in annas and rupees. Image File history File linksMetadata Stamp_British_East_Africa_1890_3a. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Stamp_British_East_Africa_1890_3a. ... Lamu town is the largest town on Lamu Island, which in turn is a part of the Lamu Archipelago in Kenya, (coordinates 02°16′S 40°55′E). ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... A selection of postal stamps from Hong Kong A postage stamp is evidence of pre-paying a fee for postal services. ... Anna can refer to a variety of things. ...

1895 overprint
1895 overprint

Shortages between 1891 and 1895 resulted in a variety of surcharges on these, and the protectorate in 1895 was marked by overprints reading "BRITISH / EAST / AFRICA" and overprints of "British / East / Africa" on stamps of India. The protectorate joined the Universal Postal Union at this time. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (500x607, 132 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: British East Africa User:Stan Shebs/Gallery/Philately Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (500x607, 132 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: British East Africa User:Stan Shebs/Gallery/Philately Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. ... 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The Universal Postal Union (UPU) is a international organization that coordinates postal policies between member nations, and hence the world-wide postal system. ...

2 1/2 annas, 1896
2 1/2 annas, 1896

in 1896 a series depicting Queen Victoria was issued, inscribed "BRITISH EAST AFRICA", although these ran short in 1897 and stamps of Zanzibar were overprinted as the stamps of India had been previously. A number of post offices opened along the Uganda Railway, which was started in 1896 at Mombasa and reached Kisumu on Lake Victoria in 1902. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (500x604, 148 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: British East Africa User:Stan Shebs/Gallery/Philately Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (500x604, 148 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: British East Africa User:Stan Shebs/Gallery/Philately Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. ... 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) (24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837, and Empress of India from 1 January 1877, until her death. ... 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Uganda Railway is a railway system linking the interiors of Uganda and Kenya to the Indian Ocean at Mombasa in Kenya. ... 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Kisumu is a port city in western Kenya, with a population of 322,724 (1999 census). ... Lake Victoria, as seen from space Lake Victoria or Victoria Nyanza (also known as Ukerewe and Nalubaale) is one of the Great Lakes of Africa. ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...

Zanzibar overprint, 1897
Zanzibar overprint, 1897

In 1901 the postal administration was merged with that of Uganda, and in 1904 stamps issued for the combined East Africa and Uganda Protectorates came into use. Image File history File linksMetadata Stamp_British_East_Africa_1897_2a. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Stamp_British_East_Africa_1897_2a. ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... East Africa and Uganda Protectorates was the name used by the combined postal service of the protectorates of British East Africa and Uganda between 1901 and 1920, when British East Africa became the colony of Kenya. ...


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British East Africa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (381 words)
British East Africa was a British protectorate in East Africa, covering generally the area of present-day Kenya and lasting from 1890 to 1920, when it became the colony of Kenya.
The Imperial British East Africa Company began operations in the area in 1888, also by permission of the sultan, and after 1890 nominally administered Uganda as well.
The capital was shifted from Mombasa to Nairobi in 1905, and on July 23, 1920 the protectorate became the colony of Kenya.
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