Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, tweeted his farewell to Africa on Wednesday, but announced that he would return and temporarily move to the continent for at least three months in 2020.
“Sad to be leaving the continent for now,” Dorsey tweeted on Wednesday. “Africa will define the future (especially the bitcoin one!). Not sure where yet, but I’ll be living here for 3-6 months mid 2020.”
The bearded, 43-year-old tech exec was in Ethiopia this week, as part of a month-long tour across the continent. In October he tweeted he would be making a trip to Africa and would be meeting with entrepreneurs in Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa.
Whether Dorsey’s trip to the continent signals a change remains to be seen. But he’s not the only tech bigwig travelling to Africa.
Former Alibaba Group chairman Jack Ma was also in Ethiopia this week, signing an agreement to establish a new trade platform.