Twitter announced that it will open its first African office in Ghana. The recruitment of an eleven-person team that will create the African branch of the social platform has also started.
"We need to penetrate even deeper into the rich and vibrant communities that set the tone for daily discussions on the African continent," the statement said.
The new team is expected to start working remotely, but the possibility of opening a permanent office in Ghana in the future will be examined.
Twitter justified its choice by the freedom of expression prevailing in Ghana, relatively easy access to the internet and the opening of the African Continental Free Trade Area secretariat in Accra, the capital of the country.
Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo commented, of course, on his Twitter account that choosing this country as the platform is "the beginning of a beautiful partnership".
AFP recalled that when Twitter established its first African headquarters, Facebook already has several offices on the continent, including in the most populous country in Africa - Nigeria. (PAP)