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Africa News of Monday, 12 April 2021


Twitter opens office in Accra

Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey

America's top microblogging and social networking service, Twitter has officially opened its office in Accra Ghana.

The Chief Executive Officer of Twitter, Jack Dorsey took to the platform to share the news with the rest of the world, giving special gratitude to Ghana's president, Nana Akufo-Addo.

He wrote: "Twitter is now present on the continent. Thank you Ghana and

View his tweet below:

This makes Ghana the first country in the continent to welcome the company on its soil.

Read the statement from Twitter below:

Why Ghana?

As a champion for democracy, Ghana is a supporter of free speech, online freedom, and the Open Internet, of which Twitter is also an advocate. Furthermore, Ghana’s recent appointment to host The Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area aligns with our overarching goal to establish a presence in the region that will support our efforts to improve and tailor our service across Africa.

Whenever we enter new markets, we work hard to ensure that we are not just investing in the talent that we hire, but also investing in local communities and the social fabric that supports them. We have already laid foundations through partnerships with Amref Health Africa in Kenya, Afrochella in Ghana, Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative (MANI) in Nigeria, and The HackLab Foundation in Ghana. As part of our long-term commitment to the region, we’ll continue to explore compelling ways we can use the positive power of Twitter to strengthen our communities through employee engagement, platform activation, and corporate giving.

We still have much to learn but we are excited to listen, learn, and engage. Public conversation is essential to solving problems, building shared ideas, and pushing us all forward together. We can’t wait for the next step on that journey.