Twitter announced plans to hire 11 people and open an office in Ghana, the company’s first in Africa.
The social media giant joins Facebook and other tech companies moving into Africa, where founder Jack Dorsey spent a month in 2019.
“Africa will define the future,” Dorsey said at the time, after visiting Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa.
The jobs advertised in Ghana include positions for engineering, marketing and communications specialists.
The company hailed Ghana as a “champion for democracy” and as a supporter of free speech, online freedom and the “open internet.”
“Today, in line with our growth strategy, we’re excited to announce that we are now actively building a team in Ghana,” Twitter executives Kayvon Beykpour and Uche Adegbite wrote in a statement. “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.”