One of the most ignored points about Africa is the international prostitution that goes on in Africa. For the most part when international prostitution is mention, the Asian nations are the ones primarily mention but I am a witness to the prostitution that takes place in Africa. I spent three months in Kenya back in 1994, Kenya is a great country, I was in the city of Mombassa and we made a trip down to Nairobi as well. While in Kenya, I witnessed people from all over the world vacationing there and using the Kenyans, both men and women as prostitutes. One of the strangest things I seen was old white women from Europe who would come there as explained to me by a Kenyan and use the young Kenyan men as boy toys. I witness this with my own eyes, these old women walking through the hotel day after day with young African men.
Recently there was an attack on an Israeli hotel in Mombassa, most people never stopped to ask themselves why Israeli's have a hotel in Mombassa. They too travel to Kenya for vacations or holiday as they call it and use the local men and women for prostitution. I say all this as a preface to the article below that speaks about "Sugar Daddies" an euphemism for white men from Europe for the most part that are enticing young African women to have sex with them and promising to pay there school tuition but simultaneously spreading the HIV virus in poor African nations. Read and respond.
'Sugar daddies' fuelling HIV spread
Agnes Nalwadda is a 17-year-old student living in a small village in Uganda.
Like many teenagers in her village, she struggles to pay her school fees.
A rich man has offered to pay for her education. However, in return Agnes must sleep with him.
"The man told me he would pay my school fees and everything I want," she told the BBC.
Agnes is not alone. Nine out of 12 girls in her class say they have been approached by so-called "sugar daddies".
"He told me he would pay for my school fees, pay for me to go on holidays to go to other countries" says one girl.
"When you go to his place, you have sex with him," says another girl.
Their teacher Daniel Okello says many of these sugar daddies are infected with HIV.
Girls who agree to have sex with these men are at risk of catching the disease.
However, many are trapped in a cycle of poverty and cycle and feel unable to speak out.
"The men don't have any protective measures," he says.
"They don't think about it. It is the girls who are at risk not the sugar daddies and the girls don't have any voice."
A local organisation called Straight Talk is helping to spread the word about sugar daddies and HIV.
It has staged marches through villages and towns in Uganda to inform teenagers about the risks.
It has already helped to convince at least one teenage girl not to strike a deal with a local sugar daddy.
"They advise us to stay safe and to stay away from those sugar daddies," says Agnes.
She has taken their advice on board. Agnes now does odd jobs to pay her school fees
"We got to organize ourselves, We got to mobilize and there can't be no confusion in our collective solution, If not for ourselves, then for our kids, because we know who our enemy is!"
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