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Twitter sets shop in Africa, Skips Nigeria for Ghana

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Twitter Inc has announced that it is opening shop in Ghana, a move many in the Nigerian tech ecosystem will consider a loss for Africa’s most populous country.

Announcing the decision In a post on its official blog on Monday, the company said the move was to expand its reach to communities across the African continent.

“In line with our growth strategy, we’re excited to announce that we are now actively building a team in Ghana. To truly serve the public conversation, we must be more immersed in the rich and vibrant communities that drive the conversations taking place every day across the African continent.” The statement reads.

The company also announced that it will first begin with staff who will be working from home and driving the process in the country until a physical office is opened.

“Aligned with our existing WFH policies, we look forward to welcoming and onboarding our new team members remotely so that we can make an immediate impact while we explore the opportunity to open an office in Ghana in the future.”

On why they choose to open shop in 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.” The statement further reads.

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