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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey heading to South Africa in November

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is heading to South Africa in November 2019 to meet with tech entrepreneurs.

Dorsey, in a recent tweet, announced that he'll be visiting Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa for the duration of the month. It is not clear when he will be in South Africa. According to its website Twitter has offices in 35 countries around the world, but a SA office is not listed.

The 42-year-old, who co-founded Twitter, sent out the first tweet in 2006 as CEO. After serving as the social network's chair and executive chair, he returned as its chief executive in 2015. He is also the founder of mobile payment company, Square, where he serves as CEO and chairperson.

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During his stay in Africa he tweeted he will spend time with tech entrepreneurs, naming Betelhem Dessie, the founder and CEO of iCog-Anyone Can Code, Getnet Aseffa of iCog-Labs, and Noel Daniel of venture capital firm Kudu Ventures.

The Twitter CEO was recently the victim of hacking, after his Twitter account sent out racist tweets by hijacking his phone number.

As AFP reported, he fell victim to so-called SIM swap fraud, which enables a fraudster to trick a mobile carrier into transferring a number - potentially causing people to lose control not only of social media, but bank accounts and other sensitive information.'

Source: Fin24

 

Raha Liquid Telecom Tanzania gets new CEO

Liquid Telecom has named Hussein Kitambi the new CEO of Raha Liquid Telecom Tanzania, effective 01 October. Kitambi has worked in different countries across the Africa region. He joins Liquid Telecom from SimbaNet where he was the MD overseeing operations in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. He also served as the CEO for Wananchi Group Tanzania, looking after B2B and B2C markets. Before that, he was COO for the Wananchi Business Service Unit (WBS), a business division of the Wananchi Group, in Kenya.