Twitter CEO Starts His Africa Visit

ADDIS ABABA – Twitter Co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey starts his month-long Africa tour in Nigeria on Thursday. His scheduled visit to four African Nations includes Ethiopia.

“So grateful to finally be in Nigeria,” he announced the start of his visit on Twitter, obviously.

The Cofounder of Twitter will spend November in four African nations, visiting entrepreneurs in the tech sector. After Nigeria and Ethiopia, he is scheduled to visit Ghana and South Africa.

Some reports say his visit may be related to his other business venture, Square. The fin-tech company,Square, provides payments hardware and software to small businesses however currently it has no operations in Africa.

Dorsey, who co-founded the 300-million strong service in 2006, twitted early October that he is “headed to Africa for all of November! Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa. Going to spend a lot of time with entrepreneurs”.

His October tweet included a photograph of him with African entrepreneurs Noel Kudu (co-founder of Kudu Ventures), Getnet Aseffa and Betelhem Dessie (from artificial intelligence research and development company iCog Labs from Addis Ababa).

That tweet includes a photograph of the billionaire with Ethiopian entrepreneurs — Noel Daniel of venture capital firm, Kudu Ventures, and Getnet Aseffa and Betelhem Dessie, from artificial intelligence research and development company, iCog Labs.

The details of Dorsey’s visit to Ethiopia are yet to be disclosed.


Caption: Twitter CEO Dorsey (beard, second from right), with (from left) Noel Kudu, Getnet Aseffa and Betelhem Dessie