Twitter Chief Executive Rethinking Move to Africa

ADDIS ABEBA – Twitter’s chief executive Jack Dorsey is reconsidering plans to spend part of the year in Africa in the wake of coronavirus outbreak.

Dorsey had in November 2019 announced plans to move to Africa for up to six months this year during a month-long trip to the continent that saw him visit Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa.

But on Thursday he told the Morgan Stanley conference in California that he will reconsider the idea, according to media reports.

“I had been working on my plans where I’d work decentralized, as my team and I do when we travel, but in light of Covid-19 and everything else going on I need to re-evaluate,” he said. “Either way we’ll continue to pursue opportunities in Africa.”

He cited the coronavirus outbreak. So far 27 cases have been confirmed across Africa in Nigeria, South Africa, Senegal, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt.

At the conference, Dorsey said he made a mistake tweeting about the planned trip without proper context, Bloomberg reports.

Image: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey