Twitter’s Jack Dorsey will spend 3 to 6 months in Africa next year

Twitter and Square CEO says he will be spending a minimum of three months in Africa next year stating that the continent will “define the future.”

The 43 year old tech exec ended a month long tour of the continent in Ethiopia on Wednesday after visits to Nigeria, Ghana, and South Africa.

In related a event, Alibaba’s CEO Jack Ma was also in Ethiopia this week, signing an agreement to establish a new trade platform.

Nigeria’s former minister of finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iwela was among the first to react to Jack Dorsey’s tweet.

@Jack so glad you could make this journey and see what wonderful talented people we have as treasures on this continent. Waiting for you 3-6 months to learn more.

It is unclear what Jack will be doing in Africa next year or what his visit would mean for tech advancement in a continent that has often played afterthought for the big tech players but it is definitely one notion that power movers on the continent seem to favour.

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