Nov 9, 2022

Twitter lays off staff at its only Africa office in Ghana

Twitter has fired nearly all its staff in Ghana, which was home to its only office in Africa. Ghana staff were sent messages about the end of their contracts to their personal accounts, after being denied access to work emails. Mr Musk, Twitter's new owner, has been laying off staff worldwide. Last year, Twitter announced it was opening its first Africa office in Ghana in a bid to "Be more immersed in the rich and vibrant communities that drive the conversations taking place every day across the African continent", it said in an April 2021 statement. At the time, Twitter had praised Ghana for "Free speech, online freedom, and the Open Internet" with the news even being welcomed by Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo who described it as "Excellent".

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