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Embattled Twitter chief Dorsey reconsiders Africa move amid coronavirus concerns – Source Reuters Tech News

FILE PHOTO: Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter and fin-tech firm Square, sits for a portrait during an interview with Reuters in London, Britain, June 11, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey said on Thursday he is reconsidering a planned stint in Africa this year in light of concerns around the coronavirus outbreak, announcing the decision amid a call by activist investor Elliott Management for his ouster.

“With everything happening in the world, particularly with coronavirus, I have to reconsider what’s going on and what that means for me and for our company,” Dorsey said, speaking at a Morgan Stanley investor conference.

Dorsey tweeted in November that he was planning to move to Africa for three to six months in mid-2020, as he was wrapping up a shorter trip through the continent.

The tweet raised concerns among investors over how Dorsey would continue to run San Francisco-based Twitter and mobile payments…

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