Elon Musk has fired Africans employees in a Twitter office in Ghana, just one year after the firm expanded to the africa.
One year after opening its first African office in Ghana, Twitter has laid off nearly the entire workforce in the West African country as part of a large global layoff that has affected workers at the microblogging site since Elon Musk bought the firm a week ago.
The layoff comes just three days after Twitter employees in Ghana formally reopened the Africa offices in Ghana.
Many were fired as part of Musk’s purge since taking over the company. It is unclear how many workers were affected in the Africa Office, but estimates indicate that the social media company expects to lay off approximately 3,700 people.
After the layoffs were announced on Friday, November 4, 2022, many employees in its US office needed assistance logging onto the firm’s systems.
Despite announcing the company’s official presence on the continent, most workers at the African office in Ghana worked from their homes and respective countries. Workers returned to the Ghana office for the first time since Twitter announced its presence in Africa.
Twitter is facing a class action lawsuit from ex-employees who claim they were not given adequate notice under US federal law, according to the Guardian.
The workers complained that they were locked out of their work accounts on Thursday.