“Are You Guilty of Helping Safaricom Prey on Rural Women?” – ICT Works – November 17, 2016

In an article about the divergent interests of development actors and Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) in Africa, Wayan Vota asks a provocative question, “Might mobile ownership be a trap?”

The article investigates the different motivations of mobile users, development organizations and MNOs in sub-Saharan Africa, ultimately asking another equally provocative question, namely, why is the development community supporting the expansion of mobile access, when evidence demonstrates that it further impoverishes the user and exploits the digitally illiterate.

You may read the article on the ICT Works internet site.