- Elon Musk has sacked Africans working in a Twitter office in Ghana one year after Twitter came to Africa
- The sack also comes three days after the workers resumed physically for the first time in the Africa office in Ghana
One year after it opened an office in Ghana, its first in Africa, Twitter has laid off almost the entire workforce in the West African country in a massive global layoff which has hit workers at the microblogging site since Elon Musk bought the company a week ago.
The layoff also comes three days after Twitter workers in Ghana officially resumed office in Ghana.
Many were sacked as part of a purge Musk embarked upon since he took over the company.
It is unclear how many workers were affected at the Africa Office, but reports say the social media firm plans to cut about 3,700 jobs.
On Friday, November 4, 2022, many workers in its US office needed help logging in to the firm’s systems after the layoffs were announced.
Most workers at the African office in Ghana worked from their homes and respective countries despite announcing the company’s official presence on the continent
The workers formally resumed for the first time at the Ghana office since Twitter announced its presence in Africa. *
According to the Guardian, Twitter is facing a class action lawsuit from ex-employees who say they were not given enough notice under US federal law.
The workers complained that they were locked out of their work accounts on Thursday.