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FOLLOWING TWITTER’S SUSPENSION, INDIAN APP KOO GETS LAUNCHED IN NIGERIA

Highlights
• CEO and co-founder, Aprameya Radhakrishna, on his official Koo account said that the platform is now available in Nigeria
• The Nigerian government on Friday announced suspension of Twitter’s activities indefinitely, two days after it had deleted a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari

A day after microblogging site Twitter was indefinitely banned by the government of Nigeria over deletion of a tweet made its President, Indian-made microblogging platform, Koo, was launched in the country. According to a statement issued by Koo, it is now available in Nigeria and is willing to add new local languages for users in that west African nation.
CEO and co-founder, Aprameya Radhakrishna, on his official Koo account said that the platform is now available in Nigeria.
He told PTI that “We are thinking of enabling the local language there as well.” The Koo CEO also said that the company is considering to introduce a local Nigerian language into the Koo app.
Radhakrishnan had previously said that “Nigeria is similar to India in terms of language diversity. It has hundreds of regional languages. Koo has a global outlook and will enable micro-blogging in countries that need it the most. We have built a scalable platform, and while we are still enhancing the product, it’s already available for use in multiple countries today.”
The Nigerian government on Friday announced suspension of Twitter’s activities indefinitely, two days after it had deleted a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari that threatened to punish regional secessionists in the West African country.

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