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I don't know about you, but I do get frustrated each time I'm filling in some web form and I'm asked for ZIP or Postal Code. Now, being from Ghana, everyone knows there are no such things as zip codes. Some web forms are designed properly enough to not require zip codes when you select Ghana as your location, but most others are not.
So when I stumbled across a public domain database of longitude and latitude pairs for most towns and cities in Ghana (and in fact Africa) it occurred to me that zip codes could be generated quite easily from these unique numbers. After using them for several months, now let me share the love--Accra's zip code is 43F 8E3. And for kicks, the state is the country code GH.
This is an article series published by Kwame Botwe-Asamoah and serialized on GhanaWeb.com as well as cross-posted here.
We present the whole series in this easy to navigate format.
Albert Schweitzer, a Swiss missionary to Africa in the 1800s once wrote, â€œThe African is a child and must be catered forâ€ Indeed, many travelogues of European missionaries from this period and beyond, reflected a belief in the facultative inferiority of the black man. You only need to read Joseph Conradâ€™s Heart of Darkness to sample this dominant European view of Africa from the period. The European civilizing mission and subsequent colonization of Africa were a direct result of this sentiment; a paternalistic attempt to provide guidance to the African just as good parents give to their child.