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Twitter CEO After Tour: I'm Moving to Africa

Jack Dorsey will spend up to half of 2020 on the continent
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 29, 2019 5:51 AM CST
In this June 7, 2019, file photo, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey leaves after his talk with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris.   (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

(Newser) – Jack Dorsey is moving to Africa. The Twitter and Square CEO announced his plan in a Wednesday tweet after wrapping up a nearly three-week tour of the continent, with stops in Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and South Africa. "Sad to be leaving the continent...for now," he wrote, adding, "Not sure where yet, but I'll be living here for 3-6 months mid 2020." Techpoint founder Adewale Yusuf, who set up a meeting between Dorsey and entrepreneurs in Africa, per CNN, suggested Dorsey would "shuttle between a few African countries. But I definitely think Nigeria will be one of the countries."

In his tweet, Dorsey noted, "Africa will define the future (especially the bitcoin one!)" The advocate of the cryptocurrency had met with bitcoin entrepreneurs as part of his tour. He also took part in a 10-day vipassana meditation—his third—in South Africa. At Business Insider, Bani Sapra writes the continent "has traditionally been treated as an afterthought by many of the big tech companies. Whether Dorsey's trip ... signals a change remains to be seen." (Read more Jack Dorsey stories.)

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