Twitter opens shop in Africa, snubs Nigeria as headquarters

Twitter announced today it has established an African foothold in Ghana and is now hiring staff for its office.

Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey broke the news with one liner: “Twitter is now present on the continent”, with the flag of Ghana as illustration about its base.

Nigeria was loudly snubbed by the giant social media platform.

In a further statement today, Twitter said it is looking for specialists to join several teams including product, design, engineering, marketing and communications.

Full details on current job openings can be found on the Twitter Careers site, the company said, in the statement by Kayvon Beykpour and Uche Adegbite.

Beykpour is the Product Lead, Twitter and Co-Founder, Periscope, while Uche is the Director, Product Management, Global Markets.

President Nana Akufo-Addo was excited by the news as he wrote on Twitter:

The choice of Ghana as HQ for Twitter’s Africa operations is EXCELLENT news. Gov’t and Ghanaians welcome very much this announcement and the confidence reposed in our country.
As I indicated to @Jack in our virtual meeting of 7th April 2021, this is the start of a beautiful partnership between Twitter and Ghana, which is critical for the dev’t of Ghana’s hugely important tech sector

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