Boni Yayi, the President of Benin has linked his Twitter feed to his Facebook page where he has 15 times more followers than on Twitter. Twitter accounts have been set up for the government (@BeninGouv) and the foreign ministry (@BeninMae) but both are protected and not active.

Tweets from Benin leaders

President of Benin YAYIBONI

The presidential tweets are automatically generated from his Facebook page where his team regularly posts the latest press releases and speeches of the president in French. The account is also linked to his YouTube page, automatically tweeting “I have uploaded a video to YouTube…” Since joining Twitter on 30 December 2009 the president has never tweeted personally nor has he retweeted, @mentioned or @replied any other Twitter user. Not surprisingly the presidential account isn’t very popular.

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Banquier et économiste de formation, Boni Yayi est à la tête de la République du Bénin depuis Avril…OBTgZ

Peer connections (as of April 2015)

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Joined Twitter: 12/30/2009
Language: French
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.52
Mentions/Tweet: 0.14
Tweets retweeted: 23%
Most mentioned @YouTube (139), @dailymotion (1).
Average of retweets 1

First tweet

Prime Minister of Benin Pascal I. Koupaki

Benin's Prime Minister Pascal Irénée Koupaki has a personal Twitter account which is only tweeting intermittently in French. His first tweet was sent to congratulate @BarackObama on his re-election on 7 November 2012. He has only sent 26 tweets since, and he last tweeted on 28 October 2013.

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Pascal I. Koupaki


Compte Officiel de Pascal I. Koupaki. Economiste, homme politique. Ministre d’Etat, Secretaire Général de la Présidence de la Rép du Benin. 1er Ministre 2011-13

Peer connections (as of April 2015)

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Joined Twitter: 11/03/2012
Language: French
Status: Dormant since 28.10.2013
Tweets/day: 0.03
Retweets: 15%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.19
Replies/Tweet: 0.12
Tweets retweeted: 54%
Most mentioned @lionelchobli (2), @BarackObama (1), @Capjeunes (1), @Pontifex (1).
Average of retweets 5

First tweet