Popular social media company Twitter announced on Monday, April 12, that it would be opening its first Africa office in Ghana. The company has joined Facebook and other tech giants moving into Africa.
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Tech giant Apple announced plans to open its headquarters and first official store in Africa. It will be in Egypt.
Twitter's Africa headquarters will be sited in Ghana. The company announced it would recruit 11 people in the West African country.
The tech giant opened offices in South Africa in 2015.
Google's first African Artificial Intelligence lab was opened in Ghana in 2019.
Facebook opened its African headquarters in South Africa in 2015.
The company's first Africa software engineering office will be opened in Nigeria in 2021. According to Facebook, the office will be home to several teams across its business including sales, partnerships, policy and communications.
Microsoft opened its first Africa data centres (Africa Development Centre) in Kenya and Nigeria in 2019.
There were mixed reactions as Twitter announced preparation to open its African headquarters in Ghana. Many tweeps flooded the comment section of @AfricaFactsZone to share their thoughts.
"They will turn this post into a fight! Especially Nigerians, Ghanaians and South Africans! You won’t see Egyptians coming to fight!"
"Nigeria should be home to all these companies as giant of Africa."
"Is Twitter in their right senses? Why Ghana? How many Twitter users are in Ghana?"
"Who convinced Facebook to build it in Nigeria cos they might regret it later."
In other news, a young Nigerian lady identified as Chidera Olibie celebrated her achievement after landing a job at Google.
The young lady with the Twitter handle @dera_jo said she performed wonderfully well in her interview and now works at the technology company.
She wrote on Twitter:
"Super excited to announce that I aced my interviews and now work at @Google."
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