Twitter announced on Monday the recruitment of a team of eleven people in Ghana, with the intention of making the West African country its headquarters for the continent. “We need to further immerse ourselves in the rich and vibrant communities that set the tone in day-to-day discussions across the African continent,” Africa News quotes the company as saying, explaining that its choice was influenced by the freedoms of expression and internet access offered by Ghana, as well as the recent attribution to its capital, Accra, of the secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area. Twitter said its new team would start by working remotely, while exploring “the possibility of opening a physical office in Ghana in the future.”