These stretch from banking services to agricultural advice and, now, dating.
With 20% of Africa’s 1.1 billion-strong population now online, and 70% of internet users using mobile phones, the impact of applications is set to reverberate across social, political and economic spaces.
A few years back, I was in Accra, Ghana with friends who’d helped me organize and fund Geekcorps – they were visiting our projects in the country, staying in one of the country’s nicer hotels on the beach outside of Accra.
They received a phonecall one evening from someone who claimed he was the pimp of a prostitute the man had hired and he was demanding payment for his coworker’s services.
UGSpace is the institutional repository of the University of Ghana.
The sample size was a total of 326 adolescents aged 15-24 which included 179 females and 147 males were used for the study.Tourists who travel to destinations purposely to have sex abound everywhere and the tricks they employ to trap innocent people to engage in their wicked acts are very simple but really works.Many people who never intended to become prostitutes have become so, as they never ever realized they were being wooed into prostitution.Finally, because sex is a subject most of us don’t like to talk about with strangers, it tends to leave us flustered and unsettled when accusations are made, leaving us more vulnerable to making poor decisions, like paying an extortion fee.I was thinking about this story because Global Voices ran a fantastic piece on a disturbing new phenomenon happening online in Ghana and Kenya – gay personal ads designed to recruit robbery and kidnapping victims.