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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Why Twitter is opening African office in Ghana

Twitter on Monday announced that it is opening its first African office in Ghana.⁣

“Twitter is now present on the continent,” Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted on Monday. “Thank you, Ghana and Nana Akufo-Addo.”⁣

Twitter said its decision to open an office in Ghana is based on the country’s AfCFTA negotiations, access to the internet, online and offline free speech policy.⁣

“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,” Twitter said in a statement.⁣

“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.”⁣

Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo expressed delight at Twitter’s decision to open its African headquarters in the country.⁣

“The choice of Ghana as HQ for Twitter’s Africa operations is excellent news,” Akufo-Addo tweeted. “Government and Ghanaians welcome very much this announcement and the confidence reposed in our country.”⁣

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