Twitter boss ‘plans Nigeria or Ethiopia stay’

Jack Dorsey, the CEO and co-founder of Twitter, is planning to spend six months in Africa next year to grow the company’s business on the continent, a tweet from a British diplomat says.

He is deciding between Nigerian and Ethiopia, Africa’s two most populous countries. Britain’s high commissioner in Nigeria, Catriona Laing, wrote. @jack CEO of Twitter announced last night that he is planning to spend 6 months next year either in Nigeria or Ethiopia to help grow Twitter’s business. No surprises as to our response to that ‘choice’ – ! @NOIweala⁩ ⁦@UKinNigeria⁩Great to meet ⁦Jack Dorsey co-founder and CEO of Twitter – at a dinner hosted by ⁦@NOIweala⁩ last night. Impressed by @jack commitment to use Twitter as a force for good ⁦@UKinNigeria⁩ ⁦

Mr Dorsey is currently on a trip to the continent and made the announcement at a dinner hosted by Nigeria’s former finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who serves in the board of Twitter.

He is now in Ghana, where he appears to have waded into the jollof war. The Twitter boss has tweeted a picture of Ghanaian jollof:Mr Dorsey will also visit South Africa and Ethiopia during his current month-long tour of Africa. BBC