Twitter’s Africa Office in Ghana hit by mass layoffs, 3 Days After Workers Resumed

Barely three days after workers resumed officially at Twitter’s Africa Office in Ghana, many of them have been sacked as part of the mass layoffs announced by Elon Musk.

Nairametrics could not ascertain how many workers were affected at the Africa Office. But earlier, we reported that the social media company planned to cut about 3,700 of its workforce.

On Friday, many Twitter workers in the US could not log in to the company’s system after a notice announced the impending layoffs.

Twitter Africa Office: Although Twitter announced the establishment of its Africa Office in Ghana last year, most of its African employees worked from their respective homes and countries over a year.

Earlier this week, they all resumed for the first time at the Ghana Office. A Senior Partner Manager at Twitter Ghana and Nigeria announced this.

Mixed reactions: Meanwhile, many of the affected staff have taken to the microblogging site to react. While some appreciated the opportunity to work with the company, others lamented the abrupt end to their job.

A former Senior Engineer at Twitter, Joan Deitchman, wrote: “Yep, the team is gone. The team that was researching and pushing for algorithmic transparency and algorithmic choice. The team that was studying algorithmic amplification. The team that was inventing and building ethical AI tooling and methodologies. All that is gone.”


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