Egypt

Egypt’s governmental Twitter accounts have all been victims of the military coup in July 2013 and their activity has been disrupted and sometimes discontinued. The Egyptian Presidency Twitter account @EgyPresidency, set up on 2 January 2013 under former President Morsi has been dormant since his ouster on 2 July 2013 and all tweets have been deleted. In the last tweet the presidency urged “everyone to adhere to peacefulness and avoid shedding blood of fellow countrymen”.

President of Egypt Abdelfattah Elsisi

Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi is Egyptian President since 8 June 2014 and joined Twitter in the end of March 2014. With 25 tweets per day his account is among the most prolific in the Middle East, but he has only very rarely interacted with his followers. However, he uses on average one hashtag per Tweet. The second most frequent, after his own name is #تحيا_مصر , which means #LongLiveEgypt. His team frequently tweets pictures and videos of him at official occasions and infographics of Egypt. He is not yet following any other Twitter user and no global leader is following him.

AlsisiOfficial avatar

Abdelfattah Elsisi

@AlsisiOfficial

الحساب الرسمي للرئيس/عبدالفتاح السيسي رئيس جمهورية مصر العربية

Peer connections (as of November 2014)

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:784
Following:0
Followers:216,907
Joined Twitter: 03/30/2014
Language: Arabic
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 4.22
Retweets: 4%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.01
Replies/Tweet:
Tweets retweeted: 96%
Most mentioned @AlsisiOfficial (4)

First tweet

Prime Minister of Egypt ابراهيم محلب

The Egyptian Prime Minister, Ibrahim Mahlab is @Ibrahim_Mahlab started a Twitter account on 26 February 2014 but has only tweeted three times. His last and most popular tweet is a twet announcing his swearing in on 1 March 2014.The account is not verified and despite having more than 10,000 followers there are question marks regarding its veracity.

Ibrahim_Mahlab avatar

ابراهيم محلب

@Ibrahim_Mahlab

Ibrahim Mahlab, Egypt's prime minister الحساب الرسمي

Peer connections (as of November 2014)

  • follows unilaterally (0)
  • followed unilaterally by (0)
  • follows mutually (0)

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:3
Following:0
Followers:11,536
Joined Twitter: 03/27/2013
Language: Arabic
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.01
Retweets:
Mentions/Tweet: 0.67
Replies/Tweet:
Tweets retweeted: 100%
Most mentioned @Ibrahim_Mahlab (2)

First tweet

Government of Egypt Egyptian Cabinet

The Twitter account of the Egyptian cabinet @Cabinet_EG was launched just after the beginning of the revolution in March 2011 as a platform to broadcast all the political news about the prime minister and the government. On on 2 July 2013 the account condemned “President Morsi’s speech which will lead to civil war” and “congratulating Egyptians for having ousted the regime”. Since the coup the account seems to have been dissociated from the government’s Facebook page which has 1.7 million likes and doesn’t seem to be official anymore. The account only tweets intermittently in English and in Arabic including @replies to the @UKParliament and posting gory archive pictures of shooting in Cairo.

Cabinet_eg avatar

Egyptian Cabinet

@Cabinet_eg

Peer connections (as of November 2014)

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:3,850
Following:0
Followers:173,036
Joined Twitter: 03/02/2011
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 2.44
Retweets:
Mentions/Tweet: 0
Replies/Tweet: 0
Tweets retweeted: 85%
Most mentioned @cnni (2), @UKParliament (2), @Cabinet_eg (2)

First tweet

Foreign Minister of Egypt Nabil Fahmy

The Twitter account of Egypt’s Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy @mnabilfahmy is connected to his Facebook page where he has 15,000 likes. The Twitter accounts tweets automatically whenever a new story or a picture has been posted. Not surprisingly the account has very low follower count and doesn’t interact with nor does it follow any other Twitter user. His most retweeted tweet, sent on 3 August 2013, two days after having created his Twitter account is a clear condemnation of ousted president Morsi.

mnabilfahmy avatar

Nabil Fahmy

@mnabilfahmy

Peer connections (as of November 2014)

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:1,006
Following:0
Followers:7,717
Joined Twitter: 08/01/2013
Language: Arabic
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 2.19
Retweets: 0%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.01
Replies/Tweet: 0
Tweets retweeted: 48%
Most mentioned @ShareThis (4), @SPIEGELONLINE (2), @AhmedEbeid73 (1), @RTarabic (1), @AnbaMoscow (1), @Livestream (1), @mnabilfahmy (1), @ahramonline (1)

First tweet

Foreign Ministry of Egypt MOFA Egypt

Egypt’s foreign ministry has linked the Twitter account to its Facebook page, automatically tweeting the exclusively Arabic Facebook posts to its Twitter stream. The foreign ministry posts on average five times a day but never @replies or @mentions other users. @mofaegypt is unilaterally followed by 18 other world leaders, but has not reciprocated and doesn’t follow any other Twitter user.

MOFAEGYPT avatar

MOFA Egypt

@MOFAEGYPT

الصفحة الرسمية لوزارة الخارجية المصرية The Official Site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt

Peer connections (as of November 2014)

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:5,794
Following:0
Followers:14,579
Joined Twitter: 03/01/2011
Language: Arabic
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 7.32
Retweets:
Mentions/Tweet:
Replies/Tweet:
Tweets retweeted: 17%
Most mentioned

First tweet