Timeline of stamp issuing entities of South Kasai and connected areas

Belgian Congo 1909–1960
Republic of Congo - Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa) 1960–1971
South Kasai 1961
Zaire 1971–1997
Democratic Republic of the Congo 1997–today
1910
1920
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
2010
2020

Stamp issuing entities of South Kasai and connected areas

Name Issued
stamps
Bird
stamps
1909–1960 Belgian Congo

The Belgian Congo was the formal title of present-day Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) between King Leopold II’s formal relinquishment of his personal control over the state to Belgium on 15 November 1908, and Congolese independence on 30 June 1960.

→ see under Belgian colonial empire in Africa
≈ 400 ≈ 2
1960–1971 Republic of Congo - Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa)

The Belgian Congo achieved independence on 30 June 1960 under the name “République du Congo” (“Republic of Congo” or “Republic of the Congo” in English). As the neighboring French colony of Middle Congo (Moyen Congo) also chose the name “Republic of Congo” upon achieving its independence, the two countries were more commonly known as “Congo-Léopoldville” and “Congo-Brazzaville”, after their capital cities. A constitutional referendum on 1965 resulted in the country’s official name being changed to the “Democratic Republic of the Congo.”

→ see under Congo, Democratic Republic
≈ 400
1961 South Kasai

South Kasai was a secessionist region in the area of south central Republic of the Congo (Léopoldville) during the early 1960s. The region sought independence in similar circumstances to neighboring State of Katanga during the political turmoil arising from the decolonization of Belgian Congo.

≈ 30
1971–1997 Zaire

In 1971 it was changed again to the “Republic of Zaïre”.

→ see under Congo, Democratic Republic
≈ 900 ≈ 52
1997–today Democratic Republic of the Congo

In 1997 the name was reverted to the “Democratic Republic of the Congo”.

→ see under Congo, Democratic Republic
≈ 700 ≈ 217