The Twitter feed of the government of Botswana was set up on 20 September 2011 but went silent two months later. It has been rekindled in July 2012 and has been actively tweeting since.

Government of Botswana Botswana Government

“The Government of Botswana is now on Facebook and Twitter for better and efficient communication with the Nation, your thoughts.” That was the first tweet sent on 20 September 2011. After a ten month hiatus the government in Gabarone has restarted the account and tweets on average 1.79 times per day mainly reposting news from its Facebook page about national news. The team is fairly reactive and @replies in 22% of its tweets. Interestingly the government account features a lonesome cowboy as its Twitter header.

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Botswana Government


This is the Official Twitter Page of the Government of Botswana.

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Joined Twitter: 06/13/2011
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 1.81
Retweets: 9%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.27
Replies/Tweet: 0.22
Tweets retweeted: 67%
Most mentioned @BWGovernment (29), @BonniBotswana (19), @Jebba11 (13), @iecbw (11), @AobakweRK (9), @CobainTheKid (8), @segankure (7), @LindelwaR (7), @I_am_Sets (6), @Chanelbluee (6)

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Foreign Ministry of Botswana MOFAIC

The Twitter account of Botswana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation was set up on 3 July 2013 and is linked to its Facebook page. The @MOFAIC account posts mainly press releases, often in capital letters every third day and tweets whenever a new photo goes up on the Facebook page. @MOFAIC follows @BarackObama but is mutually only connected with the government account @BWGovernment.

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The Ministry exists to promote and manage foreign relations as well as advance Botswana's interests abroad. It also provides protocol and consular services

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Joined Twitter: 07/03/2012
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.25
Tweets retweeted: 20%
Most mentioned

First tweet